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Manager II, Market Access Insights

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2210203 Category Marketing Division AbbVie

Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives

As a leader in the Marketing Research and Analytics team supporting Payors, this individual will play an important role in the continued success and growth of franchise sales within Managed Markets.  This individual will closely collaborate with internal stakeholders from Brand Market Research/Analytics, Managed Care Marketing and Brand Marketing to conduct research and analytics that identify commercial opportunities and threats, support the development of payor strategies and tactics, enable continuous learning from ad-hoc analyses, and ensure payor alignment across brand centric research and analytics.


The Payor Marketing Research and Analytics function focuses on improving the effectiveness of managed care messaging and tactics across multiple therapeutic classes and customer segments through a combination of custom research, secondary data analysis and syndicated studies.  The Marketing Research and Analytics Sr. Manager is responsible for insights generated through strategic payor research, product specific studies, and syndicated services and is knowledgeable in demonstrating how to integrate and consume both secondary data such as IQVIA.  These insights are critical to develop and optimally execute AbbVie’s payor strategies.


Major Responsibilities

The Payor Marketing Research and Analytics Manager II will be responsible for guiding the communication of findings, results and recommendations of analysis/research within MA&BI teams and across franchises to improve payor knowledge (government, employers, and health plans) and reflection of insights to brand strategies while ensuring the quality and accuracy of all analytical results.   Key areas of functional scope include:

  • In collaboration with Market Analytics and Business Insight partners, consulting with marketing leadership to formulate strategy, identify potential tactical initiatives, enhance promotional programs and develop metrics for measuring/improving program execution.
  • Build relationships internally – e.g., with Marketing Analytics and Business Insights, Brand Marketing & Sales, etc. – to accomplish team goals and to support goals of others.
  • Demonstrating proficiency in understanding implications of ACA and impacts on the health care landscape, payors (both private and governmental), disease states and treatment options.
  • Supporting execution of marketing strategy by ensuring that all research and activities are aligned with and executed in accordance with the larger strategic plan, guiding team on interpreting channel/brand marketing strategy into market research objectives and priorities.
  • Lead the monitoring of lessons learned based on historical marketing campaign performance, and identifying implications to enhance the process/practice and gain approval on plans.
  • Teaching analytical methods in the areas of ROI assessment, segmentation and targeting strategies, hypothesis testing, pilot experiment design, and predictive analytics.
  • Prioritizing the work of the team to adequately support key initiatives within project timelines.
  • Overseeing a team responsible for:
    1. Understanding market research design and implications for the therapeutic area and customer segment, identifying sound approaches to research based on the hypotheses and situational constraints, interpreting research findings and synthesizes them into actionable business insights, differentiating analytical techniques based on their appropriate use, working collaboratively with other functions and vendors on the design and management of research.
    2. Demonstrating awareness, use and integration of secondary data sources, integrating findings across studies to provide strategic insight, and guiding research decisions based on applicability and limitations of primary versus secondary research.
    3. Delivering research and analytical findings objectively to Managed Markets Sales and Marketing Leadership teams, and other internal customers, regardless of the implications of their results.
    4. Conducting analytics though the integration of complex datasets that frame the parameters around trade initiatives, assessment, segmentation and targeting strategies, hypothesis testing, pilot experiment design, and predictive analytics

    The Marketing Analytics Manager II will be responsible for achieving a number of people management and development initiatives including;

  • Ongoing professional development of all individuals on the team as well as capability development of the team.
  • Ongoing education of all direct reports.
  • Completing Performance Excellence responsibilities, including conducting timely and effective performance management processes.
  • Adhering to all financial policies, including purchase order and compliance processes.
  • Maintaining current on all required certification and compliance programs.
  • Ensuring all direct reports are adhering to the policies and have appropriate certifications completed.
  • Communicating to staff all pertinent information related to Divisional and Departmental strategies/initiatives.
  • Lead the coordination of training plans for new analysts for the department
  • Ensuring common methodologies are utilized across the department so analyses are comparable across franchises.


  • Required: Bachelors degree in one of the following fields: Market Research, Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, Finance, and/or Applied Mathematics; Masters/MBA strongly preferred


  • The Marketing Research and Analytics Sr. Manager should have the following background:

  • Working knowledge of multivariate statistics, analytical software and pharmaceutical data sources (IQVIA, Symphony Health, HIRC, HSG, etc….).
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in market analytics, marketing research, and field sales support in the pharmaceutical or related industry.
  • Proven ability to identify, address, and influence customer needs.
  • Proven ability to distill complex information into concise and impactful messages/presentations.
  • Proven ability to influence the development of IT systems required to support analytic data consumption.


Overall, Payor Marketing Research and Analytics in AbbVie focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of marketing initiatives across all therapeutic areas.  The team’s mission specifically focuses on gathering intelligence and insights on payor in order to identify commercial opportunities and develop/deploy effective marketing initiatives.

  • The Marketing Research and Analytics Sr. Manager oversees payor related research and analytics in different therapeutic areas based on the breadth of product labeling.  Each of these indications can imply different marketing strategies and corresponding tactics, analytical support and data integration.  The Marketing Research and Analytics Sr. Manager will support the Directors of Managed Care Marketing.
  • The Marketing Research and Analytics Sr. Manager’s experience and status will enable the individual to take on an integration role with internal customers, guiding them through the CA&O support organization to obtain research and analytical assistance.
  • Budgetary responsibility >$1.5MM related to custom research, analytics and syndicated research activities.
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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