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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-051487
Posted date: May. 23, 2019

Finance Manager – Oncology Business – Gaithersburg, MD

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people. As a Finance Manager – Oncology Business, in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

We’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

Main duties and responsibilities

The recently formed Oncology Business (OB) is a cross-functional, cross market business unit that embodies our value of playing to win by maximizing our unprecedented number of upcoming launches in oncology.  The OB has the responsibility for delivering the long-term value of the Oncology pipeline. OB Strategy team acts as a bridge between the science prosecuted by GMD, through late stage development and the commercial delivery, covers the product strategy from the clinical stage, new business development opportunities.


  • This is a critical position on the Oncology finance team and offers an individual an exceptional opportunity for direct exposure to a vital part of the AZ business and an opportunity to influence senior stakeholders across the globe 
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  • Oversee, manage and support the cost base for Global IO Franchise and ensure investments are linked to brand strategy
  • Implementation of financial strategies to support the growth and productivity objectives along with driving efficiency and cost discipline through the business
  • Integrating and leading financial priorities across the markets in concert with the regional global teams – to drive synergies, efficiency and partnership
  • Support China Oncology, Japan Oncology and 5 other international oncology markets in driving performance, reporting and planning


  • Experience of Commercial Finance and/or FP&A within a pharmaceutical business
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA highly preferred
  • Experienced working in a global pharmaceutical organization. Understanding of the drug development life cycle and/or commercial aspects is preferred.
  • Experienced working within a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, global environment

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Finance Manager - Oncology Business

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