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AbbVie Director, Specialty Analytics in North Chicago, Illinois

About AbbVie

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie at on Twitter, Facebook at or LinkedIn at .​

The Specialty Analytics Director will play an important role in the continued success and growth of AbbVie’s

Consumer and Professional Marketing organizations and will lead the team focused on providing insights into direct to-consumer investment allocation/performance/ROI, near term digital ecosystem analytics, and next best action

development/measurement across multiple brands and therapeutic areas.

This individual will closely collaborate with internal stakeholders from Marketing, Finance, Forecasting, Media, IT, Patient Services and Customer Experience to establish understanding and alignment on the short and long term performance of tactics, program recommendation, and financial impact on AbbVie portfolio. With a focus on DTC and digital execution, this role will help to ensure AbbVie has the appropriate strategy in place for the Specialty portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities

The Specialty Analytics Director will be responsible for ensuring that findings, results and recommendations of

complex analysis are communicated within and across stakeholder groups, while ensuring the quality and accuracy of all results. Key areas of functional scope include:

  • Design and implementation of promotional response measurement

  • Informing investment allocation strategy across the portfolio via advanced analytic insights

  • Leveraging advanced analytic models, including predictive machine learning, to inform trigger-based and next best action analytics

  • Informing critical tactical and strategic media execution decisions via comprehensive analysis of portfolio and competitive performance

  • Providing analytical leadership in support of specific business unit marketing performance measurement and strategy

  • Designing and leading ad-hoc data analysis that advises AbbVie’s strategies and addresses high urgency portfolio-wide issues

  • Managing relationships and content from multiple external agencies including analytics, database, advertising, media, and digital agencies as well as internal partners

  • Ensuring seamless integration and collaboration across cross functional teams and stakeholders to improve analytical and strategic insight

  • Integrate and advise on new and relevant data sources, data mining, business information and analytical approaches to enhance insights and accuracy of key functional area

  • Demonstrating an awareness of current market events, healthcare policy changes and trends in AbbVie therapeutic markets and their implications for AbbVie and our long-term strategy

  • Demonstrating proficiency in understanding implications of policy changes and impacts on the health care landscape, disease states and treatment options

  • The Specialty Analytics Director, will also be responsible for achieving several people management and developmentinitiatives including;

  • Ongoing professional development and capability development of all individuals on the team

  • Effectively leading performance management processes

  • Adhering to all financial policies, including purchase order and compliance processes

  • Effectively communicate business and departmental strategies/initiatives



  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: Market Research, Statistics, Economics, Actuarial Science,Decision Sciences, Operations Research, Engineering, Finance, and/or Applied Mathematics; MBA/Masters stronglypreferred.


The Specialty Anaytics Director should have the following background:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in market analytics, forecasting, financial analysis/business partnering, managedmarkets, and field sales support in the pharmaceutical or related industry.

  • Working knowledge of multivariate statistics, analytical software and pharmaceutical data sources (IMS, SymphonyHealth, IHS, MMIT/ Fingertip Formulary/Business One Technologies, HIRC, etc….).

  • Proven ability to identify, address, and influence customer needs.

  • Proven ability to distill complex information into concise and impactful messages/presentations.

  • Proven ability to influence the development of IT systems required to support analytic data consumption.

Key AbbVie Competencies:

  • Strong communication, presentation and inter-personal skills

  • Experience working with and managing multiple external agencies including advertising, media, digital, databaseagencies and internal partners.

  • Strong planning and organization skills.

  • Understanding of the basic principles of brand management, including brand positioning, personality & overall campaigndevelopment.

  • Strong focus on teamwork, relationship-building and influencing others; acting courageously and constructively, withagility and a high degree of accountability

Significant Work Activities

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Yes, 10 % of the Time

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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.