AbbVie

Director, Medical Affairs

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Irvine, CA, United States
Posted
Sep 12, 2020
Ref
201856
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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 .

Job Description

Envision working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders. Now, place yourself in that mix; leading discussions, asking the right questions and driving results.

What Your New Manager Wants You To Know

T he D i r e c t o r , M e d i c a l A f f a ir s i s a k ey s tr a t e g i c l ea d er w it h i n G MA S P. Wo r k i ng under t he l e ad e r s h i p of t h e G l obal T h e r ape u t i c A r ea H ea d , G MA S P, t h i s r o l e de v e l o p s a co m p r e h en s i v e m e d i c a l s tr a t e g y f or e ach of t he p r od u c t s w i t h i n t h e i r r e s p ec t i v e a r ea o f r e s p o ns i b i l i t y. T h ey w o r k c l os e l y w it h C MO c o l l e a g ues i n G l ob a l Pa t i ent S a f e t y & Epid e m i o l ogy ( G P S E), Glob a l E v i d e nce & V a l u e ( G E V ) and G l obal M e d i c a l Ex c e l l e n ce ( G ME ) , a s we l l as c o l l ea g ues wi t h i n t h e b r o ader R& D and Co mm e r c i al o r g an i z a t i ons. K ey de li v e r ab l e s i n c l u de t he d e v e l op m ent o f t h e M e d i c a l A f f a i r s s t r a t e g y and t a c t i cs f or t he r e sp e c ti v e t he r a p eu t i c a r e a t hat i n c l u de s d a t a g ene r a t i on, s c i en t i f i c co m m un i ca t i ons a nd s y n t he s i s o f i n s i g h t s. T h i s l ea d er w il l p r o v i de m ed i cal p r a c ti ce i n s i g h t s t o supp o r t t he c l i n i cal de v e l op m en t , H E O R , pub li ca t i o n s, m a r k e t i n g , s al e s, a nd r e g u l a t o r y f unc t i o n s t o e nsu r e t h at t hey a r e de v e l o p i ng p r oduct and de v e l o p m ent s t r a t e g i es t h a t w i l l b e r e l e v ant t o t he m a r k et - pa ti e n t s, p a y o r s a n d ph y s i c i an s . The Di r e c t o r , M e d i c a l A ff a ir s m ust cond u ct t h e i r w o r k ac ti v i ti e s i n c o m p li a n ce wi t h a l l AbbVie i n t e r n a l r e qu i r e m en t s a nd wi t h a l l app l i ca b l e r e g i on a l r e g u l a t o r y r eq u i re m en t s. AbbVie i n t e r n a l r e qu i r e m en t s i n c l u de co m p l i a nce wi t h e t h i c s , en v ir on m en t a l he a l t h and s a f e t y , fi n a nc i a l , hu m an r e s ou r c e s , and g ene r al bu s i n e ss p o l i c i e s , r eq u i r e m en t s, a nd ob j e c t i v e s .

T he e m p l o y ee i s expe c t ed t o be f u ll y c a pa b l e o f p e rf or m i ng r o l es enco m pa s s ed i n t he p r e c ed i ng g r ade l e v e l s w it h i n t h e j ob f a m il y as r e q u i r ed by t h e o r g an i z a t i on. A d d i ti o n al ac t i v it i e s , sp e c i a l p ro j e c t s a nd a s s i g n m en t s m a y be g i ven, as r eq u ir e d. A s a r e su l t , t he p e r c e n t a g e o f t i m e s pent ac r oss k ey du ti e s a nd r e spon si b i l i t i es w i l l v a r y depen d i ng on p r o j e c t a s s i g n m en t s, t he r ape u t i c ar ea ne e ds a nd t h e r equ i r e m en t s w i t h i n G MA S P.

YOU ARE more than just a title, YOU ARE...

First class team player : collaborate across multiple disciplines to ensure compliance and ability to influence cross-functional teams and senior leadership.

You Will

1. Leadership of the GMA SP Therapeutic Area Team
  • Lead the Therapeutic Area Medical Affairs team within the respective area of responsibility
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining talent
  • Manage and coach direct reports
  • Serve as the Medical Affairs TA scientific/disease state expert for CMO, broader R&D, Commercial, Corporate Communications (including Alliance Advocacy, Government Affairs) and other functions within area of responsibility.


2. Strategic and Tactical Planning
  • Manage the development and implementation of the Global TA Medical Affairs strategic and tactical plans.
  • Measure and communicate team performance and progress on project milestones
  • Ensure alignment of broader CMO functional activities to the TA Medical Affairs strategic plans
  • Provide direction to Medical Science Liaison (MSL) plans and develop educational parameters for independent medical education (if applicable)
  • Support CMO staff within all countries to facilitate implementation of strategies and tactics
  • Serve as the CMO Lead for assigned Core teams involving products within the TA
  • Ensure implementation of the assigned CMO/Commercial sub-teams
  • Represent CMO on Clinical sub-teams
  • Contribute to Commercial planning by leveraging medical/scientific expertise, knowledge of scientific data and understanding of the external healthcare environment.
  • Advise and support Commercial colleagues in the development of their marketing plans and materials


3. M edical and Scientific Data Generation and Communication
  • Lead the development and execution of GMA SP data generation plans (e.g. Phase 4 and IIT) to provide post marketing data that support our products and the patients and HCPs that use them.
  • Collaborate with the External Scientific Communications team to contribute to robust publication plans that are aligned with CMO data generation.
  • Contribute to the development and review of CMO trial proposals and publications.
  • Be responsible for MSL materials and content used in communications
  • Establish and maintain internal organizational links with the broader R&D, Commercial and other AbbVie departments to ensure appropriate support for AbbVie projects.


4. External Relationships
  • Establish and maintain relationships with top tier thought leaders in the respective therapeutic area to establish a strong scientific presence in the clinical and academic communities. Collaborate with the MSL teams to ensure thought leader development and communication is optimized. Collaborate with HEOR to establish scientific and clinical credibility with payers, managed market/market access and healthcare decision makers.
  • Assess external IIT proposals and concepts related to the therapeutic area to ensure alignment with strategy
  • Deliver portfolio-related clinical presentations and participate in prioritized scientific congresses.
  • Responsible for collecting external insights to inform AbbVie strategy (e.g. via advisory boards, strategic insights, field insight discussions)

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Qualifications

You Bring

  • M e d i c a l de g r ee, Ph D , Ph ar m D and / or o t h er h i g her s c i en t i f i c d e g r e e. P r e f e r a b l y ' boa r d c e r t i f i ed s p ec i a l t y qua l i f i c a ti on' or eq u i v a l e n t a n d ph a r m aceu ti c al i nd u s t r y r eco g n i z ed q ua l i f i c a ti on
  • 5 y ea r s b i oph a r m aceu t i c a l / m ed i cal de v i c e i n du s tr y e x pe r i en c e , i n c l u d i ng exp e r i e nce wi t h l a t e ph a se s t u d i e s , pub l i c a ti o n s a n d f i e l d - ba s ed m ed i cal a f f a i r s r o l e s .
  • At least 2 ye a r s o f migraine and toxin science r e l e v ant e xp e ri e nce r eq u i r e d .

In this role, we're looking for a leader who will :

• Act as an Owner

• Be Excellence Focused

• Act as an Influencer

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.