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Director, Strategic Innovation

Irvine, California Req ID 2122087 Category Business Development Division AbbVie


The Director of Strategic Innovation will partner with individuals across Allergan Aesthetics to identify and tackle priority strategic projects, critical to the current and future business. Combines strategic thinking, analytic rigor, and project management skills to help define actionable solutions to complex problems. Coordinates across AbbVie and Allergan Aesthetic functions to bring together the best of the organizations, to enable the business to continue to advance aesthetic medicine and empower confidence in our customers and their patients.


The position requires strong analytical skills, as well as the ability to translate strategic vision into tactical actions, identify the highest impact ideas and plans, and focus efforts to enable cross-functional teams to deliver powerful results.


Key activities and responsibilities

  • Partner with VP and executive level stakeholders to help answer key decisions that impact the current and future state of Allergan Aesthetics’ business
  • Act as a convener, bringing together colleagues from across functions to create and deliver consensus-driven solutions
  • Leverage knowledge and experience to understand the evolving treatment landscape, changing techniques, and unmet patient needs in the aesthetic medicine space, and their associated strategic implications
  • Create a structured approach and guide progress against multiple concurrent projects, driving the problem-solving process, supporting research and analytics, and distilling pragmatic recommendations

Develop and deliver executive updates on priority projects


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master of Business Administration is preferred
  • Extensive experience in corporate or commercial strategy for healthcare or pharmaceutical organizations required
  • Healthcare and pharma industry experience at a project manager level within a top-tier strategic consulting firm preferred


Skills, Experience, and Competencies

  • Proven ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally, bringing together the best of the business to drive results in a heavily matrixed, fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and analytic mindset
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to lead executive-level discussions to influence complex business decisions
  • Background in managing large projects within a complex matrixed organization, either as an external consultant or an internal cross-functional lead
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams, including management of remote colleagues
  • Drive, energy, and passion to advance AbbVie’s mission
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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