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Director, RDAA Business Excellence Strategy

Irvine, CA
Start date
Apr 16, 2024

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Company Description

At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more. Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with innovation, education, exceptional service, and a commitment to excellence, all with a personal touch. For more information, visit Follow Allergan Aesthetics on LinkedIn.

Job Description


The Director will partner with multiple cross-functional and divisional leaders to drive key strategic initiatives for R&D Aesthetics with dedicated focus on advancing Early Research (e.g., Toxins, Hair) and top RDAA strategic priorities. This individual will play a significant role in supporting the advancement of our next generation pipeline. Anticipates business needs through strategic planning and trend analysis and with alignment of key stakeholders across R&D with interfaces in R&D & Commercial. Operates with a continuous improvement mindset driving strategic initiatives and enabling cross-functional operational efficiencies. Will operate proactively, owning work under support and anticipating future business needs.


Partner with the Biological Research Leadership Team to advance strategic initiatives and programs related to Early Research (incl. capability builds, capital expansion, early research strategy).

Dedicated strategy and executive communication support for Early Research as we move critical research activities through early research governance and executive reviews prior to late discovery research transition

Supports additional cross-functional strategy development and execution including (but not limited to) R&D Aesthetics above-asset strategic imperatives

Drives cross-functional development of executive communications materials for key leadership readouts (e.g., ELT)

Co-lead strategic workshop sessions as needed across RDAA functions

Role will have frequent interactions with functional leaders across R&D (incl. Therapeutics) and Commercial



    • Bachelors degree required. Advanced degree highly preferred.
      Minimum 10 years Business related experience required. 5+ years in pharmaceutical, healthcare or regulated industry and strong knowledge in pharmaceutical regulations i.e. FDA and European Union preferred.

    • Proven 5-7 years in a leadership role with strong management skills required.

    • Management consultant or similar business consulting experience strongly preferred

    • Experience working in a complex and matrix environment required. Demonstrated ability to lead multi-divisional and multi-functional teams with global aspects required.

    • Experience analyzing complex business problems and facilitating the design of innovative solutions preferred including leading complex strategic initiatives over time.

    • Demonstrated ability to engage senior leadership to drive alignment on a strategic vision and facilitate decision making on critical issues.

    • Strong communication skills, both oral and written required. Ability to craft compelling business cases and sell new ideas preferred.

    • Keen awareness to cultural nuances; proven ability to work in a global environment.

    • Proficiency in project planning and management experience including successful implementation of business and/or technology initiatives preferred.

    • Note: Higher education may compensate for years of experience

    Key Stakeholders: RDAA, Abbvie R&D and Operations leadership

    Additional Information

    Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

    • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
    • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
    • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
    • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

    Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

    AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies 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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    1 North Waukegan Road
    North Chicago

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