AbbVie

Account Manager II

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, United States
Posted
Sep 02, 2020
Ref
2006461
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

PRIMARY FUNCTION / PRIMARY GOALS / OBJECTIVES
The Account Manager II serves as the primary liaison between the AbbVie Ad Agency and the brand teams and is responsible for managing the day-to-day relationships within the Agency. Working in partnership with the Agency's creative staff and external resources/suppliers, the position provides strategic direction and counsel to help the brand teams meet their business objectives/sales goals.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS
  • Maintain knowledge of AbbVie guidelines including, but not limited to, corporate branding, promotional material development, PromoMats review and corporate compliance.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of their accounts' (both U.S. and Global) product attributes, marketing objectives, target audience, competitive environment, market dynamics and medical/regulatory/legal position.
  • Maintain an intimate understanding of the Agency Workflow Process including project initiation and kickoff, collaboration, necessary approvals, production and archiving.
  • Demonstrate critical creative thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task to enhance productivity and manage workload.
  • Demonstrate leadership in conflict resolution to facilitate effective outcomes.
  • Possess ability to work in a high-volume, rapidly paced environment.

PROJECT/PROCESS MANAGEMENT
  • Collaborate with the brand team in the development of creative briefs
  • Recommend key promotional tactics that align with the strategy and goals of the brand.
  • Issue client contact reports to ensure key information is being quickly communicated to all involved stakeholders.
  • Review creative development of a project during concept to completion to ensure specifications, client expectations, budgets, timelines, etc. are being adhered to.
  • Facilitate ongoing, timely and accurate communications to ensure all projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Develop annual forecasts.
  • Conduct financial reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Track time on a daily basis.

ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE
  • Reports to AbbVie Ad Agency Group Account Director
  • Partners with creative team on project initiatives
  • Accountable for strategic direction creative/tactical execution, compliance to all related guidelines and budget
  • Adherence to all company-wide financial policies

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor degree required
  • Master's degree or equivalent related project or functional experience is desirable
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred (both U.S. and Global)
  • In-house ad agency/ad agency experience a plus
  • Excellent communications skills: verbal, presentation, written
  • High energy, positive, organized individual who is comfortable in a high-visibility role
  • Ability to manage high volume project scope in a fast paced creative environment
  • Great collaborator with ability to focus on both the big picture and small details
  • Total account management experience -- 10-12+ years

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel
Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
M
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.