Oncology Business Strategy Manager Job at AstraZeneca – in Milano, Lombardia

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Welcome to Basiglio (Milan), one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca. The site provides a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves, which is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities.

As a global science-led biopharmaceutical company, everything we do comes back to improving the health of our patients worldwide. In the last 15 years, we have built and strategically acquired one of the most promising Oncology pipelines in the industry. We are helping patients by redefining the cancer treatment paradigm in four main disease areas – breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. Our approach is focused on using ground-breaking science to further our understanding of cancer and make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.


Reporting to the Oncology Business Strategy Lead, the Oncology Business Strategy Manager plays a key role in driving OBU priorities and agenda, giving support and business advise to OBU teams and Franchises to align and influence the right strategic business direction. In this role you’ll be asked to work closely with the Franchise teams (Commercial and Medical) to ensure that business opportunities are optimized across OBU. Furthermore, you will support the Oncology Business Strategy Lead in defining and implementing strategic project as well as maximizing key initiatives across all franchises.

The role broadly includes the following key components:
In collaboration with the Oncology Business Strategy Lead, the Franchise Heads and the Oncology Medical Affairs Head, define and review strategic priorities to improve the achievement of OBU results

Optimize the interactions and alignments cross franchises to guarantee coherence of the initiatives to strategic priorities

Support Franchise Core Teams in identifying synergies and best practices to be adopted in the Franchises

Work closely with the Oncology Business Strategy Lead to guarantee an effective planning based on the right resources allocation

Align and work with Value & Access and Medical to maximize value creation for our stakeholders

Align and work with Digital team to drive cross franchise projects and initiatives within OBU

Supervise and support the implementation of franchise plans and services

Lead the OBU’s commercial strategic projects cross franchises

Integrate the agendas of the OBU, Franchises and the functions, aligning them with the OBU Strategy and Scorecard

Deliver operational projects and innovative initiatives

Ensure the quality of the operation and execution of cross-functional Oncology Field Teams

Support and guide the ABMs in the preparation and presentation of the regional account plans of the local teams

Ensure that all activities related to your job comply with applicable external and internal regulations (policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and code of conduct)


Bachelor’s Degree

3/5 years experience in Pharma business

Strategic thinking and influencing

Excellent project management skills

Analytical skills

Proactive approach and entrepreneurial spirit

Orientation to innovation

Planning and budgeting skills

Written and Spoken proficiency in both English and Italian


Finance background


Previous experience as consultant

Previous experience in the Oncology therapeutic area

Digital Expertise

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 unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

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About the Company

Company: AstraZeneca –

Company Location:  Milano, Lombardia

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