Director - Clinical Development - Digital Science

Irvine, CA, United States
Jan 23, 2021
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 . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

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

This is new exciting role created to play an instrumental role in driving the R&D organization forward by supporting the advancement of the portfolio through applying digital technology applications to data generation.

The Director will serve as the strategic lead for all activities falling under the digital sciences umbrella.

The Director will be a key member of a highly integrated approach to developing and sustaining innovation across the Aesthetics R&D group. You will be part of a one connected unit with a commitment to establishing collaborations across the development continuum that will ultimately benefit patients and fuel scientific progress. The Director will provide strategic support to the R&D group, helping to drive towards strong partnerships in a highly competitive field.

You will bring innovation and a dynamic focus to the high-profile Aesthetic Medicine business and seek ways to apply established clinical development experience alongside new fresh thinking.

Director, Digital Science and Innovation is a critical change agent, building best in class digital applications that support Allergan Aesthetics R&D in the main and the broader Allergan Aesthetics Franchise. Working in a highly matrixed organization, the Director will lead the strategy and own a prioritized digital roadmap for R&D digital transformation.

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
  • Act as a digital thought leader internally and externally to drive visibility and reputation of Allergan Aesthetics as a digital innovation leader.
  • Maintain update-to-date intelligence on the latest digital innovations in the market, competitor positioning and potential partners.
  • Set strategy, roadmap, and feature definitions for digital innovation programs.
  • Foster an internal culture of teamwork and integration that drives excellent service, quality, diversity of thought, an engaging work environment and overall performance improvement.
  • Develop cross-functional teams to deliver on digital innovations projects and programs across AA R&D, BTS, and other key functions across the enterprise.
  • Develop and refine key processes to drive progress and transparency across digital innovation programs and projects.
  • Guide long-term success of digital products, lifecycle and evolution.
  • Set and manage a set of success metrics (KPIs)



You Bring
  • A Bachelor's Degree in business or technology related field
  • A Master's Degree is strongly preferred in a related discipline and/or significant depth and breadth of experience
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in digital technology and innovation
  • Seasoned senior leader with proven track record in creating results-oriented digital programs
  • Ability to innovate and develop creative solutions to complex problems
  • Experience leading Agile and SDLC product development
  • Proven business partner influencing stronger business outcomes
  • Experience working in environments with strong cross functional collaboration
  • Ability to balance strategic development and day-to-day operation responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills of an executive who excels in communicating in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings, large and small, both inside and outside the organization, and issuing cogent and consistent messages that build confidence and achieve desired outcomes
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

In this role, we're looking for a leader who will :
  • Act as an Owner
  • Be Excellence Focused
  • Act as an Influencer

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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