Manager, Marketing Excellence in St. Laurent, Quebec


Company Description

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Joining AbbVie means you will be part of a team of outstanding professionals dedicated to making a remarkable impact on patients lives. At AbbVie, we conduct ground-breaking science on a global scale every day. AbbVie Canada is one of the Best Workplaces in Canada whereby 98% of our employees are proud to say they work for AbbVie and 96% are proud of how we contribute to the community.

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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.

Reporting to the Lead, Brand Team Capabilities, the Senior Manager, Marketing Excellence is responsible for delivering continuous improvement in the ways of working, processes, tools, of our Marketing and cross-functional Brand Teams across all therapeutic areas and business units. This scope includes driving AbbVie’s Integrated Strategic & Tactical Planning process, leading the Launch Excellence framework and supporting the organization to embed and sustain Marketing Capabilities and competencies related to our advanced customer engagement model.

The incumbent will need to work closely across the matrix, building strong relationships with Commercial brand team members, leadership, and cross-functional stakeholders in other relevant functions (including medical, market access, Multi-Channel Marketing, Learning, In-Field-Team Excellence) to drive alignment and consistency and executional excellence through all marketing processes and projects.

The role will entail offering strategic and developmental insight to drive marketing best practices and tools across Business Units in line with Global commercial brand excellence guidelines and materials.

The Senior Manager, Marketing Excellence, in this cross-functional role will serve as the catalyst to elevate AbbVie brand teams’ ability to deliver unprecedented launches and integrated winning strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

· Drive and embed AbbVie’s strategic and tactical planning process across all business units.

· Ensure AbbVie’s integrated brand planning process is at the center of all capabilities and processes to elevate brand potential.

· Ensure the Patient and Customer Experience is at the heart of our Brand Planning process.

· Review and critically evaluate Brand Planning process to improve impact of brand strategy and tactics; plan and coordinate timelines/date commitments for Lauch readiness reviews and strategic planning sessions to Leadership team.

· Provide innovative and continuous refinement of Marketing excellence activities and processes to drive improvements.

· Collaborate with customer excellence colleagues to help implement and embed our digital transformation capabilities and competencies among the integrated brand teams.

· Liaise with Global/Area Brand Excellence Teams to obtain information and updates on processes and priorities.

· Work closely with your learning partner to implement a Marketing competency framework and onboarding curriculum.

· Ensure the sharing and adoption of best practices across brand team members from all therapeutic areas.

· Provide onboarding support/coaching to new Marketers & Brand Team members on related marketing excellence process.

· Maintain full compliance with internal and external guidelines and ensure Brand Teams understand and fully comply with compliance requirements.

· Take on responsibility for ad hoc delivery of Brand Excellence initiatives as needed (facilitation and creation of strategic & tactical planning sessions)


Education/Experience and Skills Required:

· Bachelor’s degree in commerce, Science, Healthcare, or related field, or equivalent

· 3-5 years relevant business experience (marketing and/or product launch) with a proven track record within the biotech / pharmaceutical industry.

· Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)

· Knowledge of the 1-7-5 AbbVie Brand Planning Process is an asset.

· Bilingual (French and English).

Key Competencies:

· Strong organizational skills with the ability to consolidate and integrate a wide range of inputs.

· Excellence Focused – demonstrating passion and commitment to turning strategy into reality, driving results by focusing on prioritization, continuous improvement, and innovation.

· Track record of successfully driving change and delivering results

· Ability to navigate and work in a high performing matrix organization.

· Strong interpersonal & leadership skills with a track record of cross-functional collaboration and co-creation.

· Proven ability to work in a fast-paced with multiple priorities that require strong decision-making capabilities.

· Strategic thinking, analytical and data interpretation skills.

· Resourceful and creative — must bring fresh insights to a dynamic business environment.

• A high level of personal gravitas and the ability to present, facilitate and deliver learning and lead coaching conversations.

• The ability to build a ‘Business Partner’ relationship with internal stakeholders, providing constructive challenge to help raise the bar.

• See the big picture by bringing together different ideas. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively across cultures.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply.

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

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