Director, Marketing Excellence

Lake County, IL, United States
Feb 12, 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 .

This role leads a multi-disciplined team of key enabling capabilities within Commercial Analytics and Operations. These teams are dedicated to driving the strategic brand planning platform (1-7-5), marketing excellence, leadership development, innovation, It's About Time (IAT), and strategic program management. Additionally, ComX is central to communicating and stewarding Future Fit across the organization and creating best practice sharing with Global ComX.

Key Responsibilities

Leads the organization that enables marketing excellence, strategic brand planning platform, leadership development in US Commercial, innovation, and operational excellence. Guides the team in enabling and integrated approach for the commercial organization to drive growth, and gain share and market penetration.

Influences and aligns with senior leaders in evolving the programs and process for commercial excellence. Leads and represents approaches to appropriately execute, track, and monitor marketing plans.

Leads the marketing leadership forum for best practice sharing and US Area above brand marketing recommendations. Stakeholder manages across VP brand leads on brand planning process and the marketing competency model.

Ensures education, training and coaching of marketers on the business and brand planning approach and ensures one common way of working and utilizes marketing competencies.

Ensures education, training and coaching of field and in house leaders and ensures one common way of working which supports US Area priorities.

Own and provide ongoing program management leadership to initiatives to create innovative solutions for future success and provide program management for priority initiatives. Supports development of innovation advocates across the organization.

Leads all in-house It's About Time (IAT) efficiency improvements impacting the home office.

Accountable for guiding and supporting direct reports and Commercial Excellence team in navigating stakeholders and change effectively.

Works across internal and vendor partners to drive the development and implementation of these enabling programs and tools.

Key leader from CA&O with Global ComX to prepare and present at Global Commercial Council meetings. Coordinating Future Fit and Brand Academy work as well as TRIAD steering committee deliverables.


Bachelors degree required

Minimum 10 years commercial experience with previous experience in leading the marketing on a key brand.

Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills with a strong attention to detail and ability to effectively manage multiple cross-functional projects simultaneously.

Able to motivate and inspire team members to high performance and experience in influencing without authority.

Proven stakeholder management and decision making skills, leading to successful outcomes

Demonstrated ability to present complex issues to senior leaders and contribute to senior level presentations and discussions.

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with peers and team members.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 20 % of the Time
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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.