Allergan Executive Director, Asset Strategy Leader - Aesthetics (Botox) in Irvine, California
Envision working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders. Now, place yourself in that mix; leading discussions, asking the right questions and driving results.
What Your New Manager Wants You To Know
The Asset Strategy Leader is an experienced and established leader with the ability to influence across multiple functions and levels within AbbVie who serves as the matrix leader with overall accountability for an asset from discovery to end of life cycle. He / she guides and directs the creation and execution of a comprehensive asset strategy and phase appropriate brand strategies for one or multiple asset(s). This responsibility requires consideration and integration of all functional activities relevant to the successful development, registration, manufacture and commercialization, of the asset throughout its lifecycle with specific emphasis on ensuring an integrated strategy across these elements. Serving as the primary face of the asset at AbbVie, the Asset Strategy Leader works with governance, functional leaders, and other cross-functional groups and external development partners, to advance and optimize the value of the asset consistent with its prioritization in the overall portfolio. This is not an entry point to a leadership position, but will require someone with a broad exposure to all the activities involved in successfully developing and launching assets and brands (Development, Discovery, Development Sciences, Operations, Commercial, Market Access, Regulatory, Safety, Project Management, Medical Affairs, etc., and substantial cross-functional interaction during your career) to draw upon past experiences that will provide the best outcomes for the progress, registration, reimbursement and life cycle of one or more assets or brands. The position will require broad leadership skills with enterprise level thinking.
YOU ARE more than just a title, YOU ARE…
First class team player : collaborate across multiple disciplines to ensure compliance and ability to influence cross-functional teams and senior leadership.
Chair an Asset Strategy Team (AST). In this capacity, serve as the enterprise leader who is the project’s primary point of contact for Pipeline Governance and senior management.
Have a broad vision for the asset and leads the effort to create, articulate and present an integrated cross-functional Global Asset Strategy and Brand Strategy for all aspects of product development, commercialization and lifecycle management and ensures timely, multidirectional and comprehensive interactions with Pipeline Governance within the Pipeline Operating Model, including close liaison with the key governance bodies of Aesthetics Device Governance Board and the Aesthetics Portfolio Governance (APG)
Maintain primary responsibility for the ensuing deliverables, including a functionally aligned Global Asset Strategy and Product Development Plan (PDP). Review and analyze emerging data objectively to drive team toward recommendations that highlight opportunities, address potential risks and proactively provide appropriate mitigations.
Work with an enterprise mindset across both Aesthetics and therapeutic R&D, commercial and operations to ensure enterprise strategies when appropriate (e.g. toxin strategies across assets)
Have a deep understanding of the role and value of each function on the team, to know how to solicit timely input. Collaborate with AST functions to ensure program is appropriately resourced and stays within allocated budget and champions requests for incremental resources when appropriate. Work continually with supporting teams to ensure that executed plans are consistent with the Target Product Profile (TPP), Asset Plan and PDP, tracking progress in conjunction with the Portfolio Project Manager, with attention to committed timeline and budget.
Ensure that the AST continually validates the viability of the program from a scientific and commercial perspective. Develop clear, prospective Go/No-Go decision points and serves as a champion for the program, using objectivity and judgment to analyze, interpret and present data to Pipeline Governance and senior management.
Be a strategic advisor to cross-functional teams (e.g., Global Commercial Team, Global Brand Team, CMC, Integrated evidence startegy team, Value and Access team, Regulatory strategy, etc.).
Establish close ongoing ties with all team members and supporting teams, to ensure appropriate empowerment and delegation and maintaining aligned efforts. Maintain a function-neutral position in prioritizing actions and making decisions, with an eye toward optimizing asset value in a timely and high-quality fashion. Coach and mentor team members as appropriate.
Represent the asset at interactions with external parties (e.g., advisory boards, regulatory interactions) when these engagements require broad leadership representation agnostic of functional subject matter expertise.
Stay abreast of professional information, industry trends and emerging technology through conferences, medical literature and other available training, to augment expertise in drug development and the pharmaceutical industry. Work with team members to maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the competitive environment in the field and to assess for potential impact on ongoing programs.
Understand what’s important and focus the team and stakeholders there as well. Ask the right question to provoke thinking. Seek all points of view in order to find the best path forward.
Excel at communication.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced (Doctoral-level or MBA) degree highly preferred.
Relevant experience (minimum of 5 years to 8 years; 10+ years preferred) as a leader in a pharmaceutical/biotech Commercial, R&D, Regulatory or Operations setting; ideally across multiple functions or settings over time.
Individuals with who have had the experience of following a single asset and associated brands through all the phases of the development and commercialization of a single asset will be preferred but achieving as an aggregate of experience across multiple assets is also acceptable.
Demonstrated ability to lead and elicit top performance from teams in a cross functional, highly matrixed pharmaceutical/biotech environment, preferably with global scope, in any discipline which involves a broad understanding of all phases of drug commercialization.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with and influence senior executives
Experience of how different elements (discovery, development, regulatory, commercial etc.) fit together in the drug commercialization lifecycle and has demonstrable ability to rapidly assimilate new knowledge of relevance to drug development and commercialization
Deep expertise in the strategy and execution for commercialization of drugs including R&D, Regulatory, Commercial and /or Manufacturing
Ability to objectively exercise judgment and create pragmatic solutions to address complex cross-functional problems and to be accountable for obtaining stakeholder advice to make informed decisions, in order to move a program forward in the face of uncertainty or incomplete data.
In this role, we’re looking for a leader who will :
Act as an Owner
Be Excellence Focused
Act as an Influencer
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At Allergan, 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.