Therapeutic Area Head, US Dermatology Medical Affaris
Job Description 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,
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Responsible for ensuring his/her team contributes to delivering
practical and clinically meaningful data strategy and information
on the use of AbbVie's marketed products and assets in development
across 2 or more therapeutic teams. The TA Head Dermatology will
lead his/her teams to contribute strategically and support
crossfunctional brand and/or asset teams, and other governance
teams. Define current and unmet medical needs for therapeutic area.
Understand treatment and diagnosis algorithms across geographies.
Give advice on evolving standards of care to identify where unmet
needs exist today and where they may exist in the future. Consider
how data needs vary across geographic markets and propose phase
3b/4 studies. Responsibilities : Provides specialist medical
strategic and operational input into core medical affairs
activities such as healthcare professional/provider interactions;
generation of clinical and scientific data; educational
initiatives; safeguarding patient safety. Works closely with sales,
marketing and commercial teams to provide strategic medical input
into core brand strategies and to support medical/marketing
activities and market access.
Supervises 2 or more teams typically with multiple levels of
management. Participates as a member of the GMA leadership team.
Actively participates in advancing and communicating corporate and
management leadership philosophies and agenda. Responsible for
talent management, retention of key talent and development of
multiple TA teams.
Establishes and approves scientific methods for hypotheses,
rational, design of affiliate/Area/Global protocols and their
reports across different products.
Develop creative and effective solutions to inter and intra
priority conflicts, resource constraints and other problems which
may impact the group. Drives the design and aggressive execution of
a high quality development or medical affairs program supporting
the therapeutic area strategy effectively and efficiently meets
ethical, scientific, commercial, regulatory and quality
Represents AbbVie at external meetings including investigator
meetings, scientific association meetings, etc.
Maintains an up-to-date analysis of competitor product
Track progress of execution of medical development or medical
affairs programs in terms of deliverables and area management.
Establish and maintain multi bi-directional communication with the
GPT, internal governance committees and functional area
Continuously validate the viability of a project from a
scientific and commercial perspective. Determine, in collaboration
with the Therapeutic Area TEC, the global development strategy for
late stage and marketed products and contributes to the Therapeutic
Area LRP and Portfolio Planning.
Fully responsible to supervise the project activities of the
medical affairs TA team members in the accomplishment of all goals
and milestones under his/her direct and matrix control. May lead
cross functional teams in development and execution of strategic
initiatives requiring integration of multiple subprojects within
the therapeutic area or Medical Affairs function. Ensures budgets,
timelines, compliance requirements are factored into programs'
Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies
in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Can
address complex problems within discipline or across several
projects. Works on complex problems in which analysis of situation
or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various complex
Accountable for the medical review of complex advertising and
promotional materials for assigned therapeutic area(s) within
Medical Affairs. Provides strategic guidance to cross-functional
team members related to the medical content. Maintains oversight of
TA specific medical content included in commercial
Advanced degree (MD, PhD, DO) with relevant therapeutic
specialty in an academic or hospital environment highly preferred.
Relevant therapeutic area clinical experience and/or Medical
Affairs in an academic, hospital or pharma environment
National license to practice medicine with relevant therapeutic
specialty in an academic or hospital environment. Academic
qualification (Dr med or equal) is strongly preferred. Completion
of residency and/or fellowship is preferred. Advanced academic
qualification is warranted.
Typically 8 years of clinical trial or medical affairs
experience in the pharmaceutical industry or academia or
Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional global team
Ability to interact externally and internally to support global
business strategy. Ability to run a complex medical affairs team(s)
Extensive knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory
requirements governing clinical trials and experience in
development strategy and the design of protocols. Expert knowledge
in a relevant therapeutic specialty. Must have basic understanding
of Pharmacovigilance practices for Clinical Development programs.
Must have an in-depth understanding of clinical development process
for Phase 1-IV or extensive knowledge of medical affairs including
compliance and regulatory requirements.
Demonstrated sense of urgency and strong goal orientation, an
ability to make decisions and a history of meeting deadlines and
objectives. Experience in budgeting and administering departmental
and project expenses.
Works independently and leads team.
Can address complex problems within discipline or across several
projects. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and
policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining
Works on complex problems in which analysis of situation or data
requires an in-depth evaluation of various complex factors.
Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2
consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 25 % of the Time
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