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AbbVie Associate Director, Neuroscience, Global Marketing in North Chicago, Illinois

Associate Director, Neuroscience, Global Marketing

USA, Illinois, Lake County



Requisition #2001135

Associate Director, Neuroscience, Duodopa

Reporting to the Global Marketing Director and the Global Brand Team Lead for Duodopa, this position is responsible for leading the development of specific parts of the global integrated brand strategy for Duodopa (e.g. specific anchors of the 1-7-5 approach) as well as being an active contributor to the full continuous one integrated brand plan. This position is also accountable for leading cross-functional development and execution of specific strategic imperatives (e.g. marketing strategies) and tactics by gaining alignment at the Global, Area, and Country/Affiliate level. Collaborates, engages and in specific cases leads 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.


In addition to the above, key responsibilities include:

  • Generating marketing insights that inform strategic and tactical plans for Duodopa.

  • Leading or actively participating in cross-functional teams in order to create or identify commercial opportunities that advance efforts towards the brand objectives and goals.

  • Assisting or leading cross-functional co-creation sessions with affiliates or other strategic partners to build the 5-year integrated brand plan.

  • Leads or is an active collaborator in the development and execution of the 1-year functional and tactical plan (including routine assessment and analytics of the evolving competitive landscape)

  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders—e.g. Asset Strategy Team members, members of TASC, GMCO Specialty Vice-President or Vice President, Area and Affiliate Cross-Functional Leads and global External Experts respectively.

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

  • Managing budgets and maximizing limited resources

  • 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 incross-functional teams and matrix environments

  • Proven track record of building strategies and initiatives for aportfolio 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 in neuroscience

  • Sales, Market Access, Patient Experience or other relevantexperience that complements the marketing role

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Cross-functional mindset:Proven cross-functional leadership capabilities

  • Strong communication:Provenability to communicate complex ideas in a simple fashion to various levelsof the organization (GMs to Affiliate Brand Team Leads)

  • Learning agility: ability to learn complex information, tosimplify it, 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 andalways ready to find ways to redefine “excellence.”

  • Empowers change: fosters an environment where the audacity tochallenge 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

  • 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

  • Job Level Code: M