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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 29, 2023
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    AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines. We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted ...
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    Government Affairs & Market Access Director SSA & FSA

    Typical accountabilities will include:

    Government Affairs

    • Leads the government affairs strategy for the SSA and FSA markets.
    • Establishes GA goals and objectives, tied to successful regulatory submissions and lobbying efforts.
    • Engages with commercial leaders at SLT and in market regularly to ensure business and professional objectives are met.
    • Identifies, analyses, and acts on legislative initiatives and emerging issues that could impact AstraZeneca, particularly it’s managed markets products and strategies.
    • Owns the most senior relationships with government officials and lobbyists, and leverages these to influence regulatory and legislative developments in the most favorable manor.
    • Serves as an internal thought leader on legislative and regulatory matters at the strategic level.
    • Participates in local, national, or global cross-functional teams to address and support Government Affairs related key business objectives and strategies.

    Market Access

    • Leads the exploration for, and evaluation of, a pipeline of potential pricing and contracting strategies and their integration into AZ business
    • Reviews contracting opportunities for risk and compliance, from a financial and legal perspective.
    • Encourages exploration of leading edge & novel marketing approaches that provide enhanced competitiveness to current and future AZ brands
    • Improves efficiency, effectiveness, profitability, and administration of contracting.
    • Ensures engagement of key stakeholders and governance bodies including: Brand Management Team, brand teams, skill centre leads, Long-Term Incentives and non-commercial functions as appropriate; in supporting the direction of the New Practice organization.
    • Builds and manages a flexible multi-skilled team capable of delivering group’s remit.
    • Serves as a core member of the leadership team, representing emerging new practice issues and opportunities as well as contributing to overall Marketing Strategy purpose.


    • Bachelors degree in relevant field (Marketing, Science, Economics or Finance).
    • MBA qualification.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Government Affairs roles.
    • Experience in managing Government Affairs in SSA & FSA markets.
    • Strategic project leadership experience.
    • Multi industry marketing practice.
    • Thorough understanding of AZ business model with specific knowledge of brand team operation, brand planning and sales model.

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