Associate Director, DNA Damage Response Marketing - Ovarian Cancer



Marketing & Communications
Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

The Oncology therapy area at AstraZeneca is unparalleled. We have built and strategically acquired one of the most promising Oncology pipelines in the industry. You will be among inspiring oncology industry leaders who will keep you engaged and empower you to be the best. We seek out opportunities to do dynamic and significant work which means we won't just follow the same course of action time and again if we can see potential in a different way of building life changing medicine.

We share a collective sense of urgency - to defeat cancer and improve the lives of cancer patients.

In addition to being one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, AstraZeneca is proud to provide a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and cross-boundary collaboration. Within this environment employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives, and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

  • One of the most exciting and fastest growing Oncology portfolio worldwide
  • One of the strongest Oncology pipelines in the industry
  • Well poised to become a world leader in several areas of oncology, with established and emerging blockbuster brands
  • Progressive company, diverse and inclusive
  • We live by our values
  • Highest visibility in the organization and externally


The Associate Director, OC Marketing will develop and drive a robust commercial & customer targeting strategy for LYNPARZA in Ovarian Cancer, focused primarily on LYNPARZA’s 1L Maintenance indications. The OC indications represent a significant commercial opportunity in an area of high unmet need. This role will develop and implement robust HCP & Account level engagement plans inclusive of building and executing a novel customer targeting playbook, which will require you to lead and collaborate effectively with key cross-functional partners including Field Sales, NPP / Omnichannel, Regional Marketing, Insights & Analytics, Access Strategy & Precision Medicine.

This position will report directly into the US LYNPARZA Ovarian Marketing Lead and will work closely with our alliance partner, Merck, and in close partnership with the broader ovarian cancer marketing teams.

This position is based at our Gaithersburg, MD (Washington DC Metro area), headquarters for our US Oncology and the Oncology Business Unit. Gaithersburg, MD is one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves, which is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities. The Gaithersburg site offers various amenities to help boost efficiency and help keep our employees happy and healthy. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, a full-service cafeteria, state-of-the-art on-campus Daycare facility, copy center, game rooms, community garden and more! This is where you’ll find newly-designed, activity-based workspaces to suit a variety of working styles while strengthening collaboration between teams. This modern and vibrant scientific campus is the home of the Oncology Business Unit in the US.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field
  • 5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry with experience in one or more of the following: managed markets, brand marketing, sales, market research/analytics, strategic planning
  • Prior in-line HCP marketing experience including NPP / Omnichannel

Preferred qualifications

  • MBA in relevant field
  • Oncology or specialty care experience highly preferred
  • Understanding of U.S. Oncology landscape including Community oncology and Hospital oncology dynamics, GPOs, Payer landscape, Specialty Pharmacy stakeholders & Precision Medicine
  • In-depth Marketing experience (developing brand strategy, performing positioning, messaging, segmentation, targeting, providing direction on annual budget planning)
  • Experience across multiple promotional channels (Personal, Non-Personal and Digital, Patient marketing)
  • Experience working in ‘commercial alliance/partnership’ environment

Next Steps -- Apply today!
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Date Posted


Closing Date

31-Mar-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.