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AbbVie Associate Medical Director Immunology in Mascot, Australia

Associate Medical Director Immunology

Australia, New South Wales, Mascot


Requisition #1904502

To manage and continuously develop medical affairs functions to generate, evaluate and communicate evidence to support the needs of health care professionals and patients in covered therapeutic areas, in line with the strategic priorities of the company and all prevailing governance requirements.

To make recommendations regarding staffing levels and structure for the team, and to plan and manage budget within prevailing finance guidance.

To support the ANZ medical director to build the organisation.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the Medical Leadership Team, actively collaborate with this group to set the culture and inspire the medical team.

  • Support the ANZ Medical Director to drive strategy within the medical department and build the organisation through training initiatives.

  • Ensure the development of the annual medical affairs plans for assigned portfolios within immunology – BioTherapeutics, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology & Dermatology.

  • Support the drive for In-field Team Medical Excellence capabilities and operational objectives.

  • Build and manage the immunology medical affairs team, including setting responsibilities and goals, to ensure delivery of this plan whilst driving a culture of innovation and collaborative working approaches.

  • Lead and/or manage other functions as requested by the Medical Director.

  • Manage the assigned budget within prevailing financial guidance.

  • Support the personal development of the team through individualized plans and their execution, including training to maintain and develop technical and disease area expertise. Support career planning for team members.

  • Drive a patient-focused, customer-centric approach in the activity of the department. Ensure that field-based medical staff forge and maintain strong collaborative relationships with external experts. Build in-field medical capabilities.

  • Ensure that the team provide timely technical and scientific support to cross-functional brand teams, HEOR/market access, sales force and other internal stakeholders as required to support business objectives whilst ensuring alignment and appropriate decision making based on current evidence, effective competitive intelligence, and best practice principles

  • Drive affiliate research studies to meet the local needs for data in alignment with GMA strategies and prioritised local affiliate evidence gaps.

  • Ensure that the team provide effective liaison for investigator initiated study proposals. Advise the Medical Director regarding scientific interest, feasibility, and alignment with strategic priorities.

  • Ensure that the team work collaboratively with the SM+M team to optimise the implementation and delivery of development research.

  • Act as liaison with global, regional and area medical personnel as required. Ensure attendance of team at GMA training sessions and meetings as agreed with the Medical Director.

  • Delegate for the Medical Director as final signatory for promotional and non-promotional material/activity approvals

  • Represent the medical department on internal committees, and/or delegate for the Medical Director as required.

  • Display leadership on and ensure compliance with company policies & procedures to meet statutory, quality and business requirements, within the overall company objectives & strategy. Contribute effectively on compliance committees as required.


  • Strong knowledge and experience within portfolio area

  • Significant people management experience in a cross-functional team environment

  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to interact at senior executive level

  • Highly developed strategic thinking, problem solving, multi-tasking and prioritisation skills

  • Budget planning and management skills

Knowledge / Education Required:

  • Medical degree or PhD in a relevant science discipline. Whilst these qualifications are ideal, exceptional candidates with other qualifications will also be considered.

Experience Required:

  • Significant pharmaceutical industry medical affairs experience

  • Clinical research experience or knowledge highly valued

  • Management experience essential

Quality, Safety & Environmental Responsibilities:

  • Assist Medical Director in organising regular departmental meetings and other activities to build in continuous feedback mechanisms.

  • Meet the requirements of ISO and Class A by complying with all relevant Quality policies and procedures to ensure the Quality objectives of the business are met.

  • Comply with all relevant company Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and work practices with the intent of preventing or minimising accidental exposures to self, colleagues and/or the environment.

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, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic., 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

  • Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time