Manager, Speaker Programs

Lake County, IL, United States
Feb 13, 2021
Administration, General
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 .

Manager, Speaker Programs - AbbVie


The Speaker Program Manager is responsible for shared pull-through of strategic goals as established by team leadership, overseeing execution of Speaker Program operations across all therapeutic areas to successfully drive high-quality programs while ensuring adherence to company compliance policies and establishing strong governance for AbbVie's US Speaker Program management. Internally fosters positive working relationships in a team-based environment to manage and improve Speaker Program innovation and associated technology. Excellent project management capabilities, strong communications skills, robust analytical and conceptual abilities are critical. Self-starter initiative, ability to prioritize while multi-tasking, and team-focused mindset are fundamental to success in this role.

Key Responsibilities


  • Expert knowledge and understanding of Speaker Programs strategy, operations, and technology
  • Contribute to Speaker Programs technology solution creation and management, assisting with various workstreams in design, development, training, and change management initiatives
  • Support management of relationships with logistics and technology suppliers, including primary ownership of travel supplier and virtual meeting supplier
  • Identify and implement unmet needs and process improvements
  • Manage ongoing team project timelines, content, and deployment
  • Partner with internal cross-functional teams, including Business Technology Solutions, Compliance, Marketing, etc., as well as external vendors to ensure integration and consistency
  • Understanding of other functional areas and impact of relevant decisions
  • Consistently manage multiple priorities to deliver high-quality results in a timely fashion
  • Develop and execute high-impact communications and training as needed for new initiatives
  • Provide in-depth insights through ad hoc analysis as requested
  • Manage team of contractors aligned with legacy Allergan business operations and in support of Speaker Program data analytics, including alignment of contributions to overarching team goals and department vision & values, and assistance with professional development






  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years in relevant field
  • Working knowledge of system software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a collaborative manner
  • Experience working with and managing multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally




  • Master's Degree / MBA
  • 5+ years' healthcare industry experience
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards affecting Pharmaceutical Products (e.g., Physician Payments Sunshine Act, PhRMA Code)

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 10 % 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.