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AbbVie Associate Director, Market Access Supply Chain Marketing in North Chicago, Illinois

About AbbVie

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 www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter (https://twitter.com/abbvie) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AbbVieGlobal) , Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/abbvie/?hl=en) , YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/AbbVie) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/abbvie) .

AbbVie has a strong specialty product portfolio that serves patients in the areas of Immunology, US Specialty, and Oncology, with new specialty medications in development. A cross-therapeutic team within the Market Access organization specializes in working with channel partners to provide access, services and resources to ensure optimal patient care.

The Associate Director of Market Access Supply Chain Marketing will lead a team of direct reports that is responsible for developing, implementing and enhancing programs and contracting initiatives within the Pharmacy and Distribution channels. The individual will foster teamwork across multiple stakeholders, marketing and field sales, by collaborating with the Integrated Brand Team - informing investment decisions and making recommendations supported with financial analyses. The role will support the US Immunology franchise.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Channel Planning and Implementation – effectively develops, communicates and implements the vision, strategy and tactics for US Immunology

  • Distribution Plan – Determine appropriate distribution models and execute specialty and retail pharmacy contracts (including product discount, data, and services)

  • Pharmacy Services – Develops comprehensive strategy for pharmacy services aligned to brand objectives and provide key insights to inform brand strategy

  • Pharmacy Marketing Materials – Lead the development and creation of high-impact promotional material that supports stakeholder needs and brand strategic objectives

  • Pharmacy Enhancement of Brand Care Models - Identify, support and execute pharmacy services that are aligned with and advance the capabilities of the brand patient care programs

  • Contract Management - Execute and manage assigned pharmacy contracts for each Brand, collaborating with the Contract Operations and Market Analytics Business Insights teams to measure performance against expected results

  • Drive Results – Influence and educate the sales force to deliver impactful initiatives through their stakeholders and ensure pharmacy contracts are performing and compliant

  • Specialty Pharmacy Services Model – Lead the development of, and establish the AbbVie standard for Specialty Pharmacy high-touch services

  • Compliance - Ensures that regulatory and legal restrictions and guidance is followed

  • Department Operations – Manages the P&L responsibilities for projects related to sales and promotional budgets. Creates the business case to secure budget from Brand Team, and completes projects on time and on budget

  • Cross-functional Collaboration – Fosters strong working relationships with the Brand Marketing, Market Access Payer Marketing, Legal, Regulatory and Marketing Analytics teams as well as external collaboration partners

  • Industry Expertise – Up to date on current industry trends and anticipates future changes

Qualifications

Basic:

  • Pharmaceutical Marketing experience, including program and/or product management/marketing

  • Experience leading and coaching a team to achieve results

  • Ability to develop and manage projects cross-functionally

  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards affecting Pharmaceutical Products

  • Knowledge of marketing concepts within strategic planning process and understanding of market research principles to draw valid conclusions and inform recommendations

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of and/or relationships with Retail, Specialty and Independent Pharmacy as well as the Wholesale Distribution and Specialty Distribution channel

  • Familiarity with and experience in the Immunology therapeutic area

  • Experience with Market Access and contract negotiation

  • Experience in marketing and program management with specialty pharmacy and specialty distribution channel

  • Advanced Degree

Significant Work Activities

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

Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Travel

No

Job Type

Experienced

Schedule

Full-time

Job Level Code

M

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.

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