Asset Strategy Leader, General Medicine

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Apr 08, 2019
Ref
1901652
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Asset Strategy Leader role is a highly visible and strategic role that develops and delivers global asset strategies and create plans that maximize asset value through exceptional cross functional leadership.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Able to effectively lead a project through any issue that faces it, assembling the required resources and expertise to be able to deliver. Has diverse leadership skills that are deployed with emotional intelligence to ensure optimal outcome. Is agile and innovative and can routinely be relied upon to identify high quality winning strategies.
  • Expert at interpreting data/insights and reaching conclusions and decisions independently. Proactively understands the impact of solutions and the connection across multiple indications of an asset for various decision scenarios. Is able to challenge teams to think through strategic options from a cross-functional enterprise lens. Intellectually agile to connect dots and unconnected concepts / insights into a cohesive strategy.
  • Demonstrates expert understanding of positioning of asset against competitor assets internally and externally. Uses knowledge and industry expertise to analyze customer trends and competition to create effective strategies. Sees the big picture and maps the steps that the organization should take.
  • Drives any decision recommendation to governance by accurately structuring the issue and giving the team appropriate direction. Able to expertly orchestrate governance to ensure decisions are made in a timely manner and manage all possible obstacles/churn which may arise. Able to prepare teams for the future by anticipating future decision points, discussing probability of future scenarios and implications of future decisions. Can deploy, and is comfortable with, a variety of decision styles.
  • Able to clearly articulate a captivating story with evidence based arguments that holds the interest of the listener, objectively presents ideas, and is able to align and excite stakeholders. Articulate and defend a multifunctional perspective when representing the team's recommendations to functional leaders and senior executives.
  • Candidly raise tough issues, engage in debate and discussion, and ultimately support the decisions right for the business. Able to lead the team in times of crisis or dysfunction and navigate team and stakeholder dynamics appropriately. Expertly navigate through questions internally and externally, and also manage written communications to regulatory agencies while maintaining the integrity of the story.
  • Comfortably leads conflict and issue resolution through a strategic and long term view that pulls in the right stakeholders to effectively problem solve and align with, while holding them accountable to their unique roles and responsibilities.
  • Utilizes past cross functional knowledge and experiences to challenge the experts, understand which issues to escalate, and tailor approach depending on issue and audience. Can effectively and independently work through ambiguous scenarios to effectively problem solve and drive innovative and diverse ideas.
  • Leverages existing relationships and forges new ones across the organization to navigate beyond transactional matters. Confidently establishes a comfort level in discussions and adapts approach to match varying scenarios and styles. Understands the relative trade-offs and finds ways to effectively bring the organization along while continuing to be seen as the authentic leader of the asset.
  • Leverages expertise to proactively identify risks and proposes mitigation strategies to help ensure goals are achieved. Presents risks and strategies to key stakeholders ensuring transparency. Benefiting from experience - is able to properly assess the level of risk independently and propose solutions to the team. Is an expert at identifying which risks to raise to management attention when appropriate.

  • Experience as a multi-functional matrix leader across multiple therapy areas and functions. Should have broader exposure across multiple functions and spanning lifecycle experiences - ideally should have some experience working at each step from pre-clinical phases to loss of exclusivity.
  • Will have extensive experience working with global stakeholders. Will have worked across a variety of settings including small molecule and bio-molecule, devices, biomarkers, companion diagnostics, geographically diverse settings, multiple phases of development and therapeutic areas / indications, partnered and co-developed assets.
  • Understands the decision points for value creation and when to solicit input from critical functions to inform decision points across the lifecycle.
  • Proven track record of superior performance as an enterprise global leader.
  • Ability to lead and motivate with exceptional cross functional team effectiveness.
  • Proven skills in navigating within a highly matrixed environment and experience with formulating integrated, cross-functional strategies and plans.
  • Strong communication skills, including executive presence and strong presentation skills.

Key Stakeholders:

Heads of Functions and senior leadership across the enterprise globally external agencies

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic .