Senior Training Manager, Oncology (Imbruvica)

Sunnyvale, California
May 01, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
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.

The Senior Training Manager, Oncology (Imbruvica) will be responsible for leading the development of training related to disease, product, sales effectiveness, market knowledge, and operations training intended for members of the commercial organization.


Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:


  • Maintaining subject matter expertise for disease states, products and therapeutic areas
  • Developing maintaining and executing training programs and initiatives, with minimal guidance
  • Designing and enhancing current curriculum to meet needs of the Commercial organization
  • Coordinating with Marketing, Legal, Compliance, Medical and Regulatory to ensure accuracy of medical content and compliance with promotional policies for training materials
  • Managing vendors when developing training content and executing contract requirements
  • Performing project management function during the development of training content
  • Leading training meetings to include planning, logistics management, vendor monitoring, and participant conduct
  • Partnering with Marketing, Sales and Market Access to develop training that meets brand objectives and coordinate the rollout of training materials for field colleagues
  • Collaborating with cross functional teams (Marketing, Sales, Market Access, etc) to provide highly effective, timely, innovative and relevant training solutions
  • Collaborating with external partners to help provide best-in-class training deliverables
  • Collaborating with our partner company colleagues to ensure there is alignment of training strategy and tactics
  • Acting as a resource for field sales through active participation in all sales meetings and routine field rides.
  • Designing and leading the execution of training work sessions at National Sales Meetings, POA Meetings and Launch Meetings
  • Developing and maintaining facilitation skills expertise in support of training content delivery
  • Continually assess the organization’s training needs for both clinical fluency and development competencies and provide appropriate feedback for innovation

  • Requires minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience
  • Requires Commercial Training or Sales experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • Knowledge of Hematology/Oncology disease areas preferred
  • Experience developing training tools to enable the enhancement of clinical acumen is a plus
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, training design concepts, and platforms is a plus
  • Exceptional ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at different levels of the organization
  • High level of professionalism and the ability to excel in a complex cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment
  • Obtains strategic insight to appropriately dedicate time to important initiatives
  • Exceptional oral presentation
  • Excellent learning, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to self-motivate and perform effectively with minimal supervision
  • Expertise with technology platforms (iPAD) and programs (e.g. MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel) is highly desirable

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 15 % 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.