Associate Director, Global Medical Communication

United States
Jul 07, 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.


Manages a team of therapeutically aligned, globally deployed individuals accountable for the strategic planning, development and updating of core content to be incorporated into Medical Information responses across all AbbVie Regions, and Affiliates. This person will oversee and contribute to the inclusion of scientific content in medical information letters and communications to health care professionals, consumers, and reimbursement decision makers. They will partner with internal stakeholders to identify scientific gaps and strategic solutions for AbbVie. In addition, this person is responsible for collaboration with Medical Information colleagues within AbbVie regions and Affiliates to ensure local needs are being met.

•Directs a therapeutically aligned team of medical professionals driving the strategic and tactical plan. Manages and develops individual and team performance while ensuring the team complies with regulatory and corporate requirements by guiding staff decision making.

•Oversee and contributes (up to 20%) to the timely and accurate development and maintenance of Global Core Content, summarizing clinical guidelines, and assisting in the development/approval of Data on File in accordance with established policies and practice standards. Ensures content conveys a clear and appropriate medical message. Provides review and approval of medical content, including complex and sensitive information.

•May serve as a management resource for congress/medical information booth planning and logistics.

•Able to critically evaluate data, and maintain an in-depth understanding of product knowledge, associated disease states, treatment guidelines, labeling, and relevant internal data for assigned therapeutic area.

•Serve as an active member of Global and/or Area/Local Medical Affairs teams. Contributes to cross-functional strategic and tactical planning.

•Partners with internal colleagues (Brand Teams, Hub management, Global/Regional TA Leads, Area/Regional medical) to ensure creation of relevant core content to meet customer needs.

•Assists in providing solutions to deliver medical information to customers in unique and innovative ways. Commercially aware of the needs of internal and external customers.

•Works with cross-functional colleagues to assist in the development of AMCP dossiers.

•Oversees the Identification of global medical information insights based on Medical Information inquiries and partner with cross-functional colleagues to identify scientific gaps and strategic solutions.

•Works with Senior GMI Management for planning and implementation of departmental strategies..


•Bachelor’s degree and graduation from an accredited Nursing, PA, Pharmacy, PhD in Health Sciences, or MD/DO program. Advanced degree preferred. Achieved licensure for professional practice, if appropriate for field

•4+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry or 6+ years’ experience in health care related field. Substantial understanding of relevant therapeutic area(s) required, with a basic understanding of how medical information content and communications supports AbbVie business needs. Drug Information residency preferred.

•Ability to coordinate and lead multidisciplinary and cross-divisional meetings. Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills. Demonstrated management experience helpful.

•Ability to analyze and anticipate business needs to identify business opportunities. Ability to develop and implement therapeutic team level strategies. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity.

•Demonstrated understanding of legal and regulatory environment of pharmaceutical industry.

•Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills. Knowledge of a second language an advantage

•Experience in providing innovative and unique solutions for delivery of medical information desired.

•Experience in HEOR and “Real World Data” desired..

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.