Innovation and Business Excellence Manager



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Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

Innovation and Business Excellence Manager

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Introduction to Role:

Join us as an Innovation and Business Excellence Manager, where you will play a pivotal role in igniting collaboration with Marketing and Sales, driving insights collection and powerful analytical work, uncovering opportunities for our brands, providing astute counsel, and orchestrating the execution of critical initiatives to strengthen our competitive edge. Your role will also involve assisting in change management and innovation projects to unleash the power of our teams, enabling us to make the highest impact on the patients we serve.


  • proactively identify business information needs/issues, brand/market evaluation and interpretation
  • maintain knowledge of current industry trends and provide performance data to sales leadership
  • support the operation of the sales force driving the right adoption of NextGen channel mix
  • manage strategic projects resulting in improved sales force efficiency
  • ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • effectively apply AZ methodology and enforce project standards
  • manage Business Units Leadership Team expectations
  • Responsibilities may include market research, incentives/quotas, targeting/alignments, project management, change management, digital strategy, budget control

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • a degree in relevant field
  • business improvement and commercial excellence experience
  • strong experience in managing medium sized projects including change management
  • significant experience in Business Improvement
  • innovation mentality
  • sophisticated Excel skills
  • proficiency in English and Portuguese

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • well-developed organisational and interpersonal skills
  • data visualization optimization experience

We offer:

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to encourage life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility.

Join us in our unique and adventurous world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and ignite your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and teamwork, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare. Be among our employees who continue to make us an innovation-driven company that stands firmly among the leaders in biopharmaceuticals.

We are looking forward to receiving your application in English!

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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