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Associate Director, On-Market Innovation

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Dec 1, 2023

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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 Associate Director, Innovation, you will partner with leaders across AbbVie to optimize the value of our portfolio of current assets. The role is seeking a high performing individual 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 difference for AbbVie’s patients. In return the innovation group will provide high profile, high impact projects and professional development experiences spanning across functions. 


•Drive end-to-end strategic innovation and execution across AbbVie's highest priority commercial questions in partnership with commercial leadership, brand teams and other cross-functional stakeholders. Areas of focus include strategic planning, commercial execution, and driving innovation on a breadth of enterprise-critical commercial efforts (e.g., launch planning, portfolio positioning, HCP engagement, patient activation, market access strategy). 

•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.

•Can hire at Director or Associate Director level depending on experience.






•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.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


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, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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