AbbVie Associate Director, Global Marketing – Oncology in Lake County, Illinois

We have a critical new position in our Global Marketing & Commercial Operations group responsible for driving the launch for AbbVie’s late stage oncology asset, ABT-414 or depatuxizumab mafodotin (Depatux-M), being developed by AbbVie for the treatment of Glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly and devastating primary cancer of the brain.

This role will be hired either as a Associate Director, Global Marketing – Oncology or Senior Global Marketing Manager- Oncology based on level of experience. This role will report to the Marketing Director, Oncology, and will be based in our offices in Chicago.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develops and articulates effective marketing strategies that are impactful, executable, easily communicated, and clinically supported for areas of responsibility (product/indication/channel).
  • Demonstrates ability to segment a market, select optimal target audiences and position effectively for the target segment.
  • Creates high-impact promotional material that supports strategic objectives.
  • Lead and manage indirect teams and external partnerships to execute key marketing initiatives
  • Continually evaluates and applies knowledge of the effectiveness (share impact/ROI) and efficiency (expense control) of promotional tactics.
  • Effectively manages projects to deliver high-quality work product in a timely fashion (meets deadlines). Ensures that regulatory guidelines are followed.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of industry information sources
  • Uses appropriate data sources to evaluate effectiveness of promotion (ROI/share impact analysis) and develop business strategy.
  • Effectively directs research team efforts in primary research projects.
  • Demonstrates and utilizes holistic understanding of financial planning.


  • Significant pharmaceutical experience with specialty products (10 years), including minimum 5 years of marketing experience.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to understand medical/clinical aspects of a pharmaceutical product and its application to marketing strategy
  • Bachelor’s Degree

    • Preferred:*
  • Must have positive attitude, strong written and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent planning and organization skills to support brand objectives

  • Oncology and/or Launch Experience is highly desirable but not required
  • Must have the ability to effectively collaborate with, motivate and influence various levels/grades within the organization and outside of the organization
  • MBA and/or scientific background and/or Global experience would be a plus

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Demonstrates strong cross functional and cross geographical influence and leading without authority capability
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance
  • Learns, fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

Job Classification: Experienced
Primary Location: USA-Illinois-Lake County
Organization: Commercial
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Req ID: 1703863

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