Senior Product Manager, Managed Healthcare

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Apr 17, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie has a strong specialty product portfolio that serves patients in the areas of Immunology, HCV, Neurology, and Oncology, with new specialty medications in development. A cross-therapeutic team within the Managed Markets organization that specializes in the Pharmacy Channel and partners with Specialty and Retail Pharmacies and Distributors to provide access, services and resources to ensure optimal patient care.

As a member of the Pharmacy Channel and Trade Marketing team, the Senior Specialty Pharmacy and Trade Manager will be the AbbVie pharmacy and distribution expert and work closely with external pharmacy and distribution partners, as well as internal field and home office personnel to develop and advance brand programs and initiatives. The individual will foster teamwork across multiple stakeholders by informing the Integrated Brand Teams' investment decisions with financial analyses related to marketing programs across all pharmacy channels. The role will primarily support the Immunology franchise, with opportunities to support other therapeutic areas, as needs and abilities dictate.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Channel Planning - Lead the development of the Pharmacy and Distribution Channel vision, strategy and tactics
  • Distribution Plan - Execute specialty and retail pharmacy and distribution contracts (including product discount, data, and services)
  • Pharmacy Services - Identify and execute services via the Pharmacy Strategic Plan with specified Specialty and Retail Pharmacies possessing the capabilities and demonstrated impact required to support patients.
  • Pharmacy Enhancement of Brand Care Models - Identify, develop and execute pharmacy services that are aligned with and advance the capabilities of the brand patient care programs.
  • Contract Management - Develop and execute all assigned pharmacy contracts (retail and specialty), collaborating with the Contract Operations team
  • Drive for results - Through the sales force via clear and concise communication and delivering impactful training initiatives
  • Specialty Pharmacy Services Model - Help develop the AbbVie standard for Specialty Pharmacy high-touch services
  • Pharmacy Marketing Materials - Create high-impact promotional material that supports patient needs and brand strategic objectives
  • Compliance - Ensures that regulatory and legal restrictions and guidance is followed
  • Pharmacy Expertise - Stays abreast of recent industry trends
  • Department Operations - Manage the P&L responsibilities for projects related to sales and promotional budgets. Responsible for all core marketing responsibilities and business processes
  • Budget Support - Secure budget from Brand Team, effectively manage budget for programs by completing projects on time and on budget


  • 10 years of Pharmaceutical Marketing experience, including 5 years of experience in pharmacy program management/marketing.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards affecting Pharmaceutical Products (e.g. CFR 210/211, cGMP).
  • Contract negotiation experience
  • Managed Markets experience
  • Management experience (direct reports or cross-functional team)
  • Ability to develop and manage projects cross-functionally
  • Multiple therapeutic area experience
  • Understanding of attributes of other functional areas and impact of relevant decisions.
  • Knowledge of marketing concepts within strategic planning process. Understanding of principles of market research to draw valid conclusions.
  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Advanced degree.
  • Relationships with a network of Specialty / Retail Pharmacies
  • Experience in marketing/ program management with specialty pharmacy channel.
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