Director, Data Governance and Strategy - Imbruvica

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jan 29, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Director, Data Governance & Strategy - Imbruvica will be accountable for setting the strategy and direction, establishing governance and for effective acquisition & management of data, reporting, and technology priorities. This role will report into the Head of Business Analytics and Insights - Imbruvica and will have a high impact on the business by influencing the decisions taken by the senior leadership team based on appropriate data usage. The Director will function as liaison to the Information Technology team and support the requirements for the commercial team by providing technical and thought leadership for data evaluation, acquisition and integration, information storage and management, and reports & applications by making the information easily accessible to the users and bringing in best practices.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities:
  • Develop the data strategy and vision for building the data ecosystem to evaluate, acquire, integrate, and consume data that drive commercial insights
  • Evaluate data that recognizes trends, calling our insights, and making recommendations to the executive leadership team to make recommendations to define business strategy
  • Extrapolate, from the data ecosystem, to define the direction of the business and positively impact profitability
  • Have the vision on data, articulate it, and apply it in a way that shapes the future direction of business
  • Establish data governance by defining how to make data available, usable, and integrable with current ecosystem
  • Be the steward for Commercial Information and Reporting: as a single point of contact for commercial organization on data and standard reporting
  • Responsible for ensuring ownership & accountability matrices of delivering single version of truth to the organization
  • Create and ensure that existing governance rules within multiple systems are supporting the top-level insights and outputs
  • Review and modify as necessary all existing business rules within the multiple systems as well as developing new business rules as necessary
  • Develop change request processes, analyze change requests, identify implementation alternatives and implementation impacts.
  • In partnership with IT, develop and implement service level agreement -how data is designed, structured, what is being asked
  • Manage team: hire, manage and develop direct report(s)


  • 15+ years of work experience in data strategy and acquisition, and information management in a business function
  • Commercial Analytics experience, strategic consulting in the pharmaceutical, biotech or related industries in leadership roles with direct management experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree is a must. MBA or other related graduate-level degree is desired
  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, with changing priorities and significant time pressures
  • Experience in supporting launch products and/or new launch indications with forecasting and strategic decision support
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) required along with strong project/process management skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong team, including external partners, relationships while driving for positive results.
  • High motivation, strong work-ethic and positive attitude while working under tight timelines
  • Ability to be "in the details" with data & analytical tools and the ability to balance competing priorities is required
  • Experience with 3rd party pharmaceutical data like IQVIA/ SHA Sales Data (DDD, Xponent, NSP, NPA), Affiliation (HCOS), APLD (Medical Claims), and Specialty pharmacy data, data from providers/IDNsfa
  • Demonstrated ability to structure and conduct data analyses to generate insights and recommendations
  • Previous experience in oncology is required and experience specifically in hematology is a plus

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