Professional Relations Manager


Professional Relations ManagerCVRM Business UnitNorth UKAt AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people, and we'll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As a Professional Relations Manager in the CVRM Business Unit, you'll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.Luton is home to our UK Marketing Company (UKMC), responsible for the marketing of our medicines in the UK. Here you'll also find colleagues from AstraZeneca's corporate functions and our European and International regions' sales and marketing teams. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice. If you're inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do - join us.This is a strategic commercial role, in which you will be required to work on both the post and pre-launch phase of a product's life cycle. You will be responsible for the management, mobilisation and development of Key External Experts (KEE) and their attendance at appropriate national and international meetings and events.Key ResponsibilitiesAlign KEE plan to the Brand strategy and execute key tacticsCommercial contact point for KEEs working in close collaboration with Marketing, Regional Account Team and MSL/MA/BU teamLiaison with AZ account teams to develop regional plans and activities that include KEE mobilisation based on local account needLeading the validation of KEE and the development of the KEE stakeholder map in close collaboration with MSL/MA/BU teamsResponsible for KEE engagement, including facilitation of the activities that the KEE is involved in both within UK and with non-UK AZ teams with hand-over to MA/MSL team for Advisory Boards, ISS/ESR and clinical studiesResponsible and in partnership with MA/MSL/BU for ensuring the KEE is briefed effectively, has sufficient information and expertise to enable them to discuss AZ brands in the context of the disease area as part of AZ on label meetings or promotional activitiesCollaboration with, and referral to, an MSL/MA team for scientific exchange, discussion of development pipeline or clinical research studiesResponsible for full documentation to support delivery of meetings and payments of all third parties/speakersWork to established guidelines and processes regarding meetings managementTo support individual KEE attendance at National and International Congress for the relevant therapy area in collaboration with MA/MSL/BU teamTo support individual KEE attendance at and delivery of Medically Lead national and regional scientific exchange / educational meeting programmes as deemed appropriateAdvise on the logistical aspects of a Medical meeting or stand, working in partnership with MA/MSL/BUTo work in full accordance with all applicable AZ policies, including the EI policy, and the ABPI code of practiceAll discussions on off-label data, clinical studies, ISS/ESR or RWE planning to be appropriately channelled to MSL/MA team Minimum RequirementsTo be considered for this position, we need someone that has the :Excellent communication skillsBSc/BASignificant pharmaceutical commercial experience with a strong performance track recordAbility to understand and interpret complex clinical and health economic data effectively in customer interactions.Good understanding and experience of account based workingDemonstrated experience of developing advocacy with KEEs scientific experience with strong publication recordDate Posted18-Nov-2020Closing Date04-Dec-2020AstraZeneca 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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