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Associate Director, Competitive Intelligence - Imbruvica

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2119134 Category Marketing Division AbbVie

The CI (Competitive Intelligence) Associate Director will support strategic commercial efforts by providing objective, in-depth, and actionable intelligence about current and future market and competitive forces. The CI Lead acts as a strategic advisor to the US Brand Teams with deep expertise in current and future competitive drivers in the marketplace as well as functional expertise in how to use competitive intelligence to inform strategies.


Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Provide an objective commercial viewpoint of potential disruptive forces and pending market and competitive drivers, based on an in-depth understanding and analysis of healthcare dynamics, commercial, clinical, and scientific competitive information
  • Lead CI strategy within specified therapeutic area(s) to ensure franchise teams have actionable intelligence by escalating the business implications of AbbVie’s competitors (new & establish) activities and disruptive market events / trends to near and long-term strategies
  • Drive and execute CI plan by leading the collection of CI from secondary and primary sources, managing external vendors, and synthesizing and disseminating intelligence and associated implications
  • Coordinate, plan and execute company-wide CI activities at scientific conferences and consolidate and report back critical findings and implications
  • Act as CI expert, demonstrating awareness and understanding of appropriate CI applications and key internal and external data/information sources
  • Partner with MABI across the organization to incorporate clinical, medical, access, and regulatory perspectives that inform CI viewpoint and implications
  • Ensure all CI activities are conducted in accordance with financial and ethical compliance guidelines
  • Partner with Global Competitive Intelligence team to minimize overlap and optimize AbbVie’s CI investment


  • Bachelor’s degree required (life science or related degree is a plus).  MBA or related graduate degree is preferred.  (Masters or PhD in life science discipline is a plus).
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the pharma/biotech industry in a commercial or clinical role; and/or management consulting experience, with at least 5 years’ experience in competitive intelligence
  • Oncology experience required, heme preferred
  • Analytical reasoning abilities, intellectual curiosity, strong business acumen, and creativity in problem solving
  • Ability to interact effectively with/present to (verbally and in writing) all levels of the organization, from Product Managers to Senior Executives.
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed environment and standing out as a successful collaborator
  • Experience influencing cross-functional and leadership teams
  • Ability to be agile & nimble to changing business conditions, strong collaboration, and teamwork across functional groups to contribute to a productive work culture.  Lead strategically and create trust and respect within the department
  • Ability to interact effectively with/present to all levels of the organization, expertise in PowerPoint.
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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