Manager, Digital Health and Innovation

Lake County, IL, US
Nov 14, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
As a part of the Development Design Center, the Manager, Digital Health and Innovation will help foster AbbVie's evolution into a Digital Health company by working with clinical teams to improve their evidence generation, health outcomes, and patient experience through the integration of digital technologies in clinical trials. The Manager will help advance research and innovation in digital health by 1) Working closely with the clinical teams and broader organization to successfully implement digital solutions across the R&D enterprise, 2) conducting ongoing digital technology landscape assessments, 3) developing key external partnerships, 4) Modeling behaviors to help foster innovation across the R&D enterprise.

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Serve as a thought leader and trusted business advisor to clinical team leads, making sure that the digital technologies being used are aligned with the overall digital strategy as set forth by the Head of Digital Health and Innovation
  • Help define the strategic opportunities and challenges which Abbvie could address with enabling technologies (SaMD, wearables, IoT, apps, etc).
  • Responsible for the assessment of the rapidly changing digital health technology landscape to keep track of key developments to continually identify innovative ideas, trends and technologies and evangelize the implications to the broader development organization to drive strategy
  • Provide leadership to therapeutic area teams regarding the development of the Digital health strategy, appropriateness of device selections and regulatory efforts to maximize labeling potential
    In partnership, drive the implementation of AbbVie's study app for clinical studies
  • Ensure endpoint strategies are aligned with the product strategic plans
    Provide expertise on preparation of sections of documentation for regulatory agency meetings and participate in said meetings to facilitate interactions with regulatory and HTA agencies
  • Guide therapeutic area teams on analysis of digital device/wearable data from clinical trials, and publication of results as well as validation studies

  • Bachelors required, Preferred: Masters or higher degree in health services research, public health or related field with at least 5 years of relevant experience in a pharmaceutical industry
  • Solid understanding of the drug development process, with demonstrated experience in seeing assets progress through the pipeline
  • An understanding of the regulatory requirements for new endpoints, critical success factors and obstacles impacting device driven outcomes in successful regulatory label negotiations
  • Strong ability to collaborate with cross functional matrix teams and external experts to influence strategies
  • Ability to influence key external stakeholders such as regulatory agencies, HTA bodies, and investigators
  • Excellent understanding of changing global pharmaceutical, regulatory, and technology environment
  • Strong presentation track record

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled