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At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more. Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with innovation, education, exceptional service, and a commitment to excellence, all with a personal touch. For more information, visit

Director, Communication

Irvine, California Req ID 2120493 Category Public Affairs Division Allergan Aesthetics

Summary:  The Director, Communications reports to the Executive Director of Communications and Branding.

Working closely with the global communications and PR team, the Director will take an active role balancing communications and media relations efforts on behalf of Allergan Aesthetics, with a 50 percent dedication to Aesthetics R&D communications, to support and advance the global reputation and awareness of the company.

In addition, the Director will support proactive and reactive media engagement, including executive visibility and industry and business thought leadership. Additional responsibilities include crisis communications, business development transactions and global reputation initiatives. The Director will be comfortable working with senior leadership and functional leadership to advise and lead communications for critical issues.

The Director will lead and collaborate with communications and brand PR agencies to drive creative “pitch-able” content and story angles on behalf of reputation building and promotion of the company. Partner with internal and digital communications leaders to maximize the visibility of strategies, where appropriate.

Essential Job Functions: This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Collaborative business partner to develop communications strategies that support business priorities
  • Sound judgement to provide appropriate communications counsel
  • Creative and inquisitive to seek out and develop compelling story angles to showcase company and leader strengths
  • Ability to translate and illustrate complex scientific concepts
  • Learn the aesthetics market, peer and media landscape, supporting and developing strategic communication programs, partnerships and materials to advance Allergan Aesthetics goals
  • Media relations strategy development and execution
  • Excellent judgment and ability to balance short- and long-term needs and anticipate and proactively address potential issues
  • Creative negotiation skills and ability to influence cross-functional teams and leadership to develop effective and compliant communications strategies
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with key message creation and public speaking
  • Exhibit calm and confidence under pressure in crisis situations to balance near-term and long-term needs with communications strategy
  • Helps support cross-functional collaboration across entire Allergan Aesthetics organization and partner with International Communications counterparts to ensure awareness and support of localized situation and materials
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Skills required in:

  • Excellent oral and written skills; communicating clearly and concisely
  • Able to proactively manage deadlines
  • Working autonomously and exercising excellent judgment
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships
  • Maintaining confidentiality of information
  • Ability to manage multi projects with strong project management, time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong change management and interpersonal skills
  • Influence and persuasion skills to drive alignment for problem-solving


  • Bachelor's degree in communication, public relations, journalism, related field or equivalent from an accredited college or university, and 10+ years of progressive experience
  • Experience working with or for a health care company or other regulated industry preferred
  • Quick learner, collaborative team member
  • Curious thinker willing to jump in and make immediate contribution
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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