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Astellas Pharma Associate Director Global Operational Marketing-zolbetuximab in Northbrook, Illinois

Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture.

There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company.

Astellas is announcing an Associate Director Global Operational Marketing - zolbetuximab opportunity in the United States or United Kingdom.

Purpose & Scope:

The Global Operational Marketing Manager is the member of Strategic Brand Marketing, driving execution of global tactics ensuring continuous growth of priority products.

Core Tasks, Responsibilities and Authority:

  1. Compliance :
  • Embed Compliance Culture across all Regions of the business ensuring Integrity in Action is actively applied in all initiatives.

  • Ensure Marketing Function strictly adopt a culture of ethics and compliance; leading by example and appropriately challenging non-compliance.

  • Ensure adherence to Astellas policies relating to Ethics and Compliance standards and interactions with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) and Patient Organizations (POs).

  1. Job Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the co-creation of the global functional plan with key affiliates supporting the single global brand strategy for current and new indications under the leadership of Operational Marketing Lead or Brand Lead.

  • Maintain active relationship with Commercial Divisions and priority Affiliates.

  • Implement above-region tactics including promotional tools, International congresses, core content for CLM, global advertisement etc. to maximize product sales potential.

  • Develop and implement Patient Support Program frameworks, and other patient materials, based on insights from the patient journey.

  • Codify learnings and best practices of projects

  • Prepare status updates of global tactics for the GBT meetings under the leadership of the Operational Marketing Lead.

  • Coordinate with regional operational marketers, regional operational plans.

  • Global Operational Associate Director will interact with Affiliate, Commercial Division Brand teams, Brand managers.

  • Other such duties as may be reasonably required by the business.

Mandatory Compliance requirements

To be aware of Astellas' Group Code of Conduct and associated policies and procedures and other applicable laws, codes and regulations.

Clarify and seek guidance as required, and raise any concerns, in a timely manner, with relevant manager; which may include reference to the Ethics and Compliance Team and/or Ethics and Compliance Helpdesk.

Undertake and comply with relevant mandatory Ethics and Compliance training and updates to maintain personal awareness; all training to be undertaken in a timely manner.

Be aware of and comply with, the Astellas Way and Astellas Competences, in terms of expected values and behaviors, in addition to Astellas' HR policies, procedures and guidelines.

Quantitative Dimensions:

  • Role has global remit.

  • Operational marketing lead will have oversight of zolbetuximab

Interpersonal Relationships:


  • Employees at all levels within the company

  • Affiliate marketing personnel

  • Regional MT members

  • Affiliates GMs

  • Medical Affairs global / regional / Affiliates

  • Other cross functional colleagues

  • Management/Colleagues in USA/Japan External

  • Health Care professionals

  • External suppliers and consultants

  • Professional and Regulatory bodies (sector, medical etc.)


  • Health Care professionals

  • External suppliers and consultants

  • Professional and Regulatory bodies (sector, medical etc.)

Specific Physical Abilities:

Willing and able to undertake International travel (including staying away)

Professional Profile:


Customer Focus:

  • Fosters a culture where everything is done to enhance value to patients. Intentional about meeting/exceeding customer expectations (internal/external).

Strategic Orientation:

  • Credible leader: engages colleagues/team to effectively deliver strategic plan and secure the confidence of key stakeholders.

  • Considers broader picture and embeds a 'best practice' culture to increase operational performance within a multi-cultural, matrix and global organization.

Innovation and Change:

  • Acts as ambassador for change; proactively fosters a continuous improvement and ideas generation culture.

  • Secures commitment from peers/colleagues to adopt new work processes, systems, and approaches to embed change.

Results Orientation:

  • Demonstrates personal accountability for business performance (unit/function); consistently delivers high performance results addressing risks in a constructive manner.

  • Proactively supports team/colleagues to deliver effectively; sets clear expectations, priorities, and objectives utilizing resources for optimum performance.

  • Demonstrates integrity, sound judgment and decision-making skills. Addresses non-compliance.

  • IT literate; able to utilize MS Office and virtual collaboration tools, database, compliance systems/applications, online knowledge repositories etc.

Communication & Collaboration:

  • Strong collaborative skills: able to work cross-functionally and with virtual teams, to build trust, commitment and engagement. Adjusts approach to secure a positive and respectful outcome.

  • Regularly seeks and provides constructive feedback with due recognition for individual contribution.

  • Ability to deliver management reports and metrics and give 'formal' presentations and updates to diverse audience(s), corrective actions, qualitative/quantitative updates etc.

Developing & Inspiring:

  • Creates an environment, which fosters learning and development with appropriate stretch and 'risk.' Provides constructive feedback to utilize strengths and identify development needs.

  • Adopts a coaching approach to develop others and build future leaders with due respect for diversity and inclusion.

Working as One Astellas:

  • Acts as an ambassador of ethics and compliance; incorporates cross-cultural perspective when addressing challenging situations.

  • Creates an environment, which fosters mutual respect, integrity and value.


  • Excellent organizational and collaboration skills

  • Proven compliance expertise; to understand and comply with industry laws and relevant regulations.

  • Coaching and collaboration skills to interact with all levels of personnel to achieve shared goals.

  • Demonstrable examples of ability to develop, coach and enable high performance teams and proactively promote best practice and knowledge sharing.

  • Proven ability to influence, (appropriately) challenge and engage diverse senior stakeholders.

  • Fluent in written and verbal business English

  • Graduate or equivalent professional qualification and/or proven expertise.

Category Marketing

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