Senior Manager, Diagnostics - Oncology

Job Description


Reporting to the Director, Diagnostics– Oncology, this position will be pivotal in building a “best in class” Oncology capability at AstraZeneca. You are joining a team of individuals in a culture that is science and patient-focused, agile and high-performing. Your role within the Oncology Business Unit will be to work closely with Oncology Senior Brand Managers to build new ways to work and identify alignments and opportunities for learning and shared platforms.

The Senior Manager, Diagnostics ensures diagnostic activities help increase awareness, quality and access to diagnostic tests for optimal patient selection.


Build diagnostic strategy

  • Develop, evaluate and deliver the diagnostic brand strategies for current and future Oncology products, working closely with the Oncology brand teams
  • Working with the Field-based Diagnostic Liaisons, generate new insights to build the national brand strategy and tactics
  • Ensure in-market companion diagnostics / testing excellence for all product launches, including market readiness evaluation to inform go/no go decisions.
  • Develop and deploy diagnostics related marketing collateral to support in-market, and future, diagnostic tests, for the life cycle of the diagnostic test.

Develop strategic partnerships

  • Assess different testing options and select/qualify diagnostic partners and testing labs
  • Identify and collaborate with national diagnostic and clinical opinion leaders to identify, design and execute activities to optimize the provision of diagnostics associated with the respective Oncology brands. Examples of activities include market research, advisory boards, webinars, conference symposiums, etc.
  • Remove barriers to testing through collaborative partnerships with diagnostic companies, lab networks, KEEs and HCPs
  • Help develop testing pathway robustness in all key national clinical centres, including local protocol support, working on identifying and removing bottlenecks in testing pathways, e.g., in genetic counselling

Support testing by improving the testing environment

  • Monitor diagnostic testing environment and market trends
  • Identify issues in current testing landscape and closely collaborate with external contacts to develop solutions to remove or minimize barriers to diagnostic testing, e.g., by optimizing testing pathways


  • Experience with a broad range of diagnostic technologies, pathology leaders/tests, and marketing
  • Launch experience of a diagnostic, therapeutic, or device
  • Proven track record of critical thinking aligned to strategic direction, judgment and influencing skills to ensure strong commercial/medical focus with excellent execution
  • Able to build compelling business cases
  • Oncology experience
  • Proven demonstration of effective cross-functional project team leadership including budget ownership

About AstraZeneca Canada:

Our purpose is bold and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and innovative company means creating a vibrant, dynamic culture where we celebrate entrepreneurial thinking and act quickly to inspire change. We are courageous, taking smart risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new insights and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us at our great place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines.

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