Pharmacyclics, LLC

Manager, Marketing Operations - Promotional Review & Materials Management

Sunnyvale, CA
Apr 04, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

Manager, Marketing Operations - Promotional Review & Materials Management


The Manager, Marketing Operations - Promotional Review & Materials Management partners with Marketing to understand key business needs and initiatives, and provides operational and analytical support to drive efficiencies in associated project planning and execution. The Manager collaborates with MARC Operations Management (MOM) to ensure Marketing's compliance with the materials review process and its SOP. The Manager works closely with cross-functional partners including Marketing, Market Access, Regulatory, Legal, Compliance, Medical Affairs, and Information Technology, as well as collaboration partners and external third-party vendors to deliver excellence and efficiency in key initiatives though marketing tactics, product launches, congresses, and other activities. Strategic planning and collaboration are critical to success in this role. Additionally, the Manager will be responsible for managing the inventory, distribution and tracking of promotional material to the field sales force, ensuring proper quantities are on hand for the field sales force. This individual will lead project management initiatives for the commercial organization. This is an excellent opportunity to join a high performing team committed to making a difference for the betterment of patients.


  • Project Management lead for the commercial team. Develop and maintain a centralized project management system that tracks marketing tactics/activities' lifecycles from planned to developed, distributed and withdrawn.
  • Budget management and tracking for the commercial organization.
  • Develop and drive adherence to timelines for Marketing tactics undergoing Promotional Review Committee (PRC) and Corporate Communications Review Committee (CCRC) process
  • Manage Subpart-H-related promotional materials planning and submissions.
  • Partner with/Support Regulatory Affairs in Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) activities, including strategic planning of branded promotional materials through product launches and prescribing information (PI) updates
  • Manages advertising agencies and external partners to ensure development of promotional materials are complete for regulatory submissions
  • Materials Management Manage all elements of field related promotional material to ensure sufficient quantities on hand and proper distribution (both push and on demand); track and manage exhibit display units for utilization by field personnel.
  • Lead special projects in support of marketing initiatives
  • Manages communications between the marketing team and field sales teams to including direction, education, and status of marketing initiatives
  • Managers internal communications for internal meetings to include presentations for Sales Meetings, Joint Commercial Committee Meetings and quarterly reviews.


  • A minimum of 5 years of biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience required, preferably in Marketing or Marketing/Commercial/Regulatory Operations
  • Bachelor's degree; business or biological sciences preferred, Advance Degrees a plus
  • Demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility
  • Experience with a subpart H US product launch is preferred
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to think strategically and solve problems
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally to drive business results in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong leadership and ability to drive influence across stakeholders to set direction, align work efforts, and ensure outstanding execution
  • Experience working closely with field sales organizations to implement marketing programs with measurable business impact
  • Outstanding project management and budget management skills
  • Experience managing multiple vendors and agency partners
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities
  • Strong understanding of legal and regulatory environment in pharmaceutical promotions, pharmaceutical industry guidelines, and other compliance-related issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with the management of budgets and vendors
  • Ability to translate strategic vision into tactical action, identify the highest impact ideas and plans and focus efforts by resource allocation
  • Ability to assess risks and benefits to make timely, sound decisions with various levels of information, and accept responsibly for meeting and/ or exceeding objectives
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time