Position: Therapeutic Area Lead Oncology, SwitzerlandLocation: Baar, SwitzerlandCompetitive salary & excellent company benefitsIn this role you will work as a medical affairs expert, leading and supporting all aspects ofoncology medicines in cross-functional teams. You will report directly to the Oncology MedicalAffairs Head, Switzerland.Responsibilities* Pro-active strategic partner within the Oncology Business Unit and lead for the development andimplementation of all medicines activities and objectives in the therapeutic area in the Swissmarket.* Establishment, development and leadership of the local therapeutic area team with staff andbudget responsibility for all medical activities in the therapeutic area(s).* Integrative line management, goal definition, motivation and development of thescientific/medical staff (MAMs) as well as the MSL to ensure the coordination of the medicalactivities and goals in the respective indications. Regular accompaniment and coaching of staffincl. MSL at client visits and local/regional events & congresses. Participation in relevant MSLand cross-functional meetings.* Independent planning and effective implementation of an integrated and coordinated medicalstrategy as well as innovative medical activity plans (publications, advisory board, medicaleducation etc) with the medical sub-team members - especially the Medical Affairs Manager andMedical Science Liaisons as well as a strategic partner with the cross-functional brand teams inthe indication areas.* Alliance management (two cross-company collaborations) for the joint medical strategy of oncologygrowth products.* Ensuring synergies within Medical Affairs Oncology (national, regional and global) andcross-functionally.* Responsibility for the medical content of Market Access & Regulatory activities, dossiers andstatements as well as all materials with potential external impact in the indication area.* Ensure communication of medical scientific information (MI) in the context of external enquiries,MSL interactions and non-promotional medical education; accountability for the production ofmedical information content.* Accountability and responsibility for the implementation of all corporate governance andcompliance regulations for all medical/scientific activities in the therapeutic area includingscientific/medical clearances.* Responsibility for the medical-scientific evaluation of new therapeutic approaches and thepipeline as well as classification in current therapeutic regimens.* Medical-scientific responsibility for the strategic development and implementation of LCMprojects and local and global medical projects.* Responsibility for planning and implementing robust evidence generation plans and supporting theteam on local clinical trials (NIS), RWE projects and investigator initiated trials (IIT/ESR).* Support the implementation and execution of AZ-global sponsored studies in collaboration withClinical Operations. Participate in Investigator Meetings and Site Initiation Visits.* Establishment and expansion of reliable contacts to external experts, research institutes andassociations in the context of medical-scientific questions and projects. Regular visits to themost important external experts and research institutes in the indication area.* Responsibility for the positive development of the external scientific perception of AZ in theindication area.* Representation of the indication area (medical) in the senior management team.Essential for this role* Completed university studies in medicine or medical life sciences with a doctorate (MD/PhD),ideally a specialist in internal medicine (oncology).* Several years of experience in clinic or science (specialisation in oncology)* Several years of experience (>5 years) in the pharmaceutical industry in the field of medicalaffairs (oncology)* Line management experience with inclusive and collaborative leadership style.* Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the legal and ethical framework and proceduralguidelines applicable to the promotion and authorisation of medicinal products in Switzerland(Pharma Code, Compliance)* Proven leadership skills to motivate and empower others to achieve company objectives* Proven leadership experience to interact comprehensively and effectively within the businessacross regions, functions and cultures. Ideally, experience in managing cross-functional teams(marketing, regulatory, market access...)* Experience in relationship and stakeholder management (3P's-Payers, Providers and Patients).* Proven experience in product lifecycle management and successful launch management* Ability to set priorities, resources and performance targets* Proven track record in study planning and comprehensive understanding of design requirements* Extensive experience in data analysis, processing and effective communication (peer-to-peerlevel)* Experience working with Clinical Operations and Regulatory Affairs, as well as study groups andexternally sponsored studies* Strong strategic thinking skills* Communication, negotiation and assertiveness skills* Integrity and high ethical standards* Very good command of English* Very good command of German desirable and a clear plus* Good command of French desirable* Good business management, budgeting and financial skills (business acumen)Why AstraZenecaAt AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push theboundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make adifference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity andcollaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We're on anexciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.So, what's next?Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you.Please apply by submitting your CV by 31st December 2021.Where can you find more?Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedInFollow AstraZeneca on FacebookFollow AstraZeneca on InstagramAstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building aninclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives aspossible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, thebetter our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualifiedcandidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulationson non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employmenteligibility verification requirements. Salary: Negotiable This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.