Associate Director, Enterprise Innovation
The Enterprise Innovation group works side-by-side with the AbbVie executive team on many of the most pressing issues facing the organization, both in the short term and long term. Work from this team will have a direct impact on the future success of AbbVie.
As an Associate Director of Enterprise Innovation (R&D), you will partner with leaders across AbbVie to optimize the value of our portfolio of current and future assets. The role is seeking a high performing team member who has demonstrated an interest and expertise in the biopharma industry and strong desire to advance our strategic agenda and support mission-critical initiatives that will make a real difference for AbbVie’s patients. In return the innovation group will provide high profile, high impact projects and professional development experiences spanning the entire drug development value chain.
The position requires strong analytical skills, the ability to translate strategic vision into tactical action, identify the highest impact ideas and plans and focus efforts to work well in a cross-functional team.
Drive end-to-end strategic innovation and execution on AbbVie’s Enterprise Critical assets in partnership with the program-leading Asset Strategy Team and content-focused deliverable teams. Areas of focus include strategic planning, scenario evaluation, and data-driven problem solving spanning the breadth of drug development (e.g. product development & manufacturing, trial design, evidence package evaluation, clinical acceleration, commercial presentation).
Support strategic initiatives that address mission-critical questions and position AbbVie for future success.
Lead individual modules within complex, cross-functional initiatives, including driving the problem-solving process supporting research and analytics, and distilling pragmatic recommendations for management consideration.
Monitor, understand, and prioritize external trends of relevance to the enterprise, and help determine how AbbVie should prepare and/or respond.
Help communicate our strategy across AbbVie.
Qualifications - External
Bachelors or equivalent degree required. Advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MD, MBA) highly preferred.
Minimum years of experience - 6+ with Bachelors, 4+ with Masters and 2+ with PHD
Strong problem-solving skills
Strong communication skills can comfortably lead meetings with mid/senior-level management.
Experience managing large projects within a complex matrixed pharmaceutical organization, either as an external consultant or an internal cross-functional lead.
Demonstrated ability to engage senior leadership to drive alignment on a strategic vision and facilitate decision making on critical issues
Capability building / Change management skills – leverage empathy and coaching with functional stakeholder to achieve organizational buy-in and long-lasting changes.
Highly collaborative, genuinely enjoys working hand-in-hand with the businesses to develop solutions that advance AbbVie’s overall mission.
Drive, energy, and passion to advance AbbVie’s mission.