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Astellas Pharma Director, Media Strategy and Operations in Northbrook, Illinois

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at .

This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas’ Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.


The Director, Media Strategy and Operations Lead is responsible for the strategic media capability roadmap and is accountable to ensuring the consistent evolution of media capabilities to drive efficiency and effectiveness. This role will oversee the media operations team who manage Astellas AdTech and partner closely with organizational MarTech platforms in a broader organizational effort to deliver increased effectiveness of resources deployed.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of Astella’s US strategic media roadmap including media innovation, agency/partner evolution and AdTech platforms.

  • Own the strategic roadmap of Astellas’ media evolution and ensure the year over year goals of the program are met

  • Drive AdTech and related platforming to ensure integration of paid media channels with Astellas owned channels to deliver a true omnichannel experience for our customers

  • Provide oversight and strategic direction to media operations team ensuring Astellas is driving the “effective balance” operating model as designed and driving amendments to the model as required to deliver best-in-class experiences for our customers

  • Partner with Brand and Procurement to drive Astellas’ strategic relationships with Media agencies to develop future-focused capabilities, improve campaign results and drive agency performance in paid media channels

Organizational Context:

  • Reports to Executive Director, Omni-channel Engagement & Strategic Planning

  • Peer group: US-C Brand Managers, Content Operations Team, Content Factory Production Team



  • Significant media strategy and operations, and/or brand marketing experience ideally including digital strategy, digital and omnichannel marketing

  • Fluency in all Media Channels (e.g., TV, Digital, Social, Point of Care, etc.)

  • Experience with Advertising Technologies (e.g., DSP, DMP, etc.) and integrations with MarTech platforms (CDPs, Campaign Engines, Tagging, etc.)


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program


Category Omni-Channel Operations

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