Sr. Mgr./Associate Director, Publications - Jersey City, NJ | Biospace
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Sr. Mgr./Associate Director, Publications


Jersey City, NJ
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Communications, Director, Manager,

Job Description

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma.  Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and paatients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

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At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged.  Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

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Position Description

The Senior Publication Manager will maximize the reach of Allergan’s scientific communication within Allergan’s strategic customer segments. Develops a strategic plan and manages a tactical publication plan for journals and congresses aligned with therapeutic area (TA) teams and with input from the following US and global teams: clinical, epidemiology, health economics and outcomes research and marketing.

Establishes scientific publication direction under the direction of the TA Medical Director and Sr. Director-Publications. Serves as the focal point on all pre-and post-marketing publication issues and opportunities related to publication strategy, content communication tactics delivery, and other related activities for brands / indications.

The employee must conduct their work activities in compliance with all Allergan internal requirements and with all applicable regulatory requirements.  Allergan internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements and objectives.  of the TA 2.  

Publication strategy and management: Leads the development of a specific publication strategy:

•   Develops and maintains long-term (3 years) and short-term (1 year) publication plans and strategies. It includes
     o   the appropriate gathering and integration of customer and market insights,
     o   the development and presentation of a compelling business case for the proposed publication plan, and
     o   the assessment of the resource required and the timing of their mobilization
•   Leads and manages a publication team made of internal and external resources. Proposes and gets the endorsement of the different internal team members regarding the selection of the type of publication to go after (e.g., manuscript, abstract, poster, etc.) and the content dissemination venue suited to communicate the developed content. Takes into consideration other brands publication programs to create synergies and avoids sub-optimal timing
•   Leads and guides agency’s strategic work and deliverables


Education and Experience

•           Ph.D in a scientific discipline and 4 years publications experience OR MS in a scientific discipline and 7 years publications experience

Essential Skills and Abilities

•   Customer Focus: Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive relationship
•   Establishing Strategic Direction: Establishes and commits to a long-range course of action after analyzing information and assumptions; takes into consideration resources, constraints, and organizational values.
•   Driving Execution: Translates strategy into operational reality. Breakes down strategic priorities or business initiatives into key tasks and identifies accountabilities. Aligns communication, people, culture, processes, resources and systems to ensure effective implementation and delivery of required results.
•   Building Partnerships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
•   Building Trust: Interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization
•   Information Monitoring: Sets up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
•   Demonstrated technical abilities and skills in the use and management of the Datavision and other software applications, i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
•   Ability to exercise good business judgment.
•   Strong platform style, ability to make group presentations at regional and national meetings as required.
•   Available for limited travel.