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AbbVie Associate Director Marketing, Neuroscience in Lake County, Illinois

Associate Director Marketing, Neuroscience

USA, Illinois, Lake County


Requisition #1903354

Reporting to the Global Marketing Director and the Global Brand Team Lead for Neuroscience, this position supports the development and execution of the marketing strategies and tactics at the Global, Area, and Country/Affiliate level. Collaborates and engages with a cross functional team, which includes (but not limited to): Market Access, Medical Affairs, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Supply Chain, Health Economics and Outcome Research, GCD, R&D, Public Affairs, Medical Review, Business Intelligence, OEC, and Learning.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Generating marketing insights that inform strategic and tactical plans for Duodopa. As a member of the brand team, assist/lead in co-creation sessions with affiliates, and help build the 5-year integrated brand plan and 1-year functional and tactical plan (including routine assessment and analytics of the evolving competitive landscape)

  • Creating or identifying commercial opportunities that advance efforts towards the brand objectives and goals.

  • Developing marketing tools/resources and advancing them efficiently through the formal medical and regulatory approval process.

  • Managing budgets and maximizing limited resources

  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders—e.g. Affiliate Brand Leads and External Experts respectively.

  • Project Management

  • Working with vendors and other agencies

Basic Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical marketing

  • Competency of the 1-7-5 integrated brand planning model

  • Competency in current medical and regulatory approval process

  • Proven track record of effectively leading or working in cross-functional teams and matrix environments

  • Proven track record of building strategies and initiatives for a portfolio of products

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong quantitative skills

  • Able and willing to travel internationally (up to 30% of time)

Preferred Experience (in addition to Basic):

  • MBA or advanced degree

  • Global and Affiliate/Country experience

  • Previous relevant experience from neuroscience

  • Actively worked in a launch experience

  • Sales, Market Access, or other relevant experience that complements the marketing role

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Learning agility: ability to learn complex information, to simplify them, and to generate insights.

  • Flexible thinking: able to see others’ perspectives, challenge ideas, and help foster idea exchange.

  • Continuous improvement: never satisfied with past success and always ready to find ways to redefine “excellence.”

  • Empowers change: fosters an environment where the audacity to challenge is encouraged, so long as it is productive and respectful.

  • Builds trust: works ethically with uncompromising principles; and as a result, authentically earns the trust of those around them.

Additional Information

  • AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: 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.

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time