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Senior Manager, International Learning - Immunology, Gastro

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 29, 2024

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Science/R&D, Immunology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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The Senior Manager International Learning Immunology-Gastro is a subject matter expert on the brand and is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of learning solutions to the organization. The Senior International Learning Manager serves as a strategic partner to the Brand teams to assess and understand the learning needs of the organization and develops appropriate learning strategies and plans. A Senior International Learning Manager is responsible for ensuring the Brand Strategy and the overall goals and objectives of the Brand Teams are effectively represented in all of the learning programs and solutions.

This role is onsite and will be based in our Lake County office in IL.

Primary Responsibilities:

Relationship Building/Stakeholder Management:

Superior negotiation tactics and experiencing working in International multi-cultural environment.
Must demonstrate a high aptitude for collaboration and translate the needs of Areas/Affiliates into an international strategy.
Actively set mutual expectations with business customers and partners to ensure working relationships are constructive and productive.
Builds trust and credibility with business partners and customers through regular interaction and is evidenced by feedback and proven working partnerships.
Builds a sense of team within learning organization demonstrated through mutual respect and support of peers and others.
Leverages core platforms and content within the specific Brands learning products limiting “reinventing the wheel” as appropriate internationally.
Demonstrates direct and open communication within the Learning Team and with all business partners and customers resulting in positive relationships and mutual understanding, respect and agreement.
Strategy Roll-out:

Must be able to execute International Brand strategy through tactical training and development   deliverables.
Demonstrates and applies knowledge of all business partners/ customers businesses, strategies,  and priorities.
Facilitates integration of learning deliverables into business planning and the actual business plans of Brand Teams.
Adheres to and links learning solutions to defined brand strategies across all learning deliverables.
Seeks innovative solutions to capitalize on business opportunities and further engage the learner.
Performance Consultant:

Designs, develops, and delivers learning solutions that increases effectiveness and credibility of participants.
Adheres to adult learning principles and training design.
Demonstrates versatility and flexibility so that obstacles are overcome and expected results are produced.
Increases personal effectiveness through formal and informal development.
Recognized not only as product and disease-state expert but also as an expert in non-therapeutic areas such as customer and business skills.
Builds, strengthens, and transfers knowledge and skills.
Contents Development:

Conduct interviews with subject matter experts, Brand Teams, Areas, Affiliates, and Technical Support Team.
Create learning objectives, prioritize content for best presentation, draft module content, create assessments and document needs.
Apply instructional design principles in building all learning resources.
Ensures content quality, applicability, and integrity. 
Exhibit an aptitude for the use of software design tools and learning management system.

The Senior International Learning Manager evaluates defined brand strategies and designs, develops, and delivers the appropriate training to elevate product and commercial skills. This person must have an in-depth understanding of the therapeutic area, product, and disease state for the franchise they support. The Senior International Learning Manager collaborates with International Marketing, Areas, and Affiliates and to create learning programs and capability development solutions primarily for new product launches, mature products, promotional or regulatory updates, and new hire training.

The Senior International Learning Manager will develop quality content that addresses the needs of our commercial functions on international brand teams and in our affiliates, utilizes technology to deliver that content in ways that our learners will want and use the content, and measures the impact of that learning on both individual and organizational performance.

Education/Experience Required:

Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards affecting Pharmaceutical Products.
Bachelor's Degree.
Experience in Instructional Design, Education Technology, Education, or relevant job experience in related field.
Minimum of 3 years of learning and instructional design experience.
7-10 years of combined learning, sales and marketing experience or related cross functional expertise.
Exceptional facilitation and presentation skills required.
Successful track record in managing content development agencies and executing learning programs.
Demonstrated strong leadership skills and competencies.
Ability to work in a fast-paced international environment.
Experience in Immunology/Gastroenterology is preferred.
A seasoned commercial and/or marketing professional is preferred.
Additional Skills:

·Demonstrated success working in a highly matrix environment, ability to work with a variety of individuals at all levels of management--both in the field and in marketing-- to gain consensus on learning program development and delivery.
Learning agility to adapt to new products, markets, and develop innovative approaches.
Proven ability to integrate business trends, brand strategies, and marketplace drivers into learning plans that drive competitive advantage to the organization.
Exceptional stakeholder communication skills, both written and verbal, to develop partnerships and align learning with the business strategy.
Exceptional planning and organizational skills to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously and prioritize business needs accordingly.

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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