Allergan Sr. Director, Clinical Development in Irvine, California

Sr. Director, Clinical Development

Irvine, California, United States at

▾ ▸ 1 additional location

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Aug 13, 2016Post Date

148549Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

The Sr. Director, Clinical Development is responsible for providing scientific and clinical development direction and guidance at the product, project and study level.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

The Sr. Director, Clinical Development will fulfill several roles.

  • As the Clinical Lead, the Sr. Director will be the Clinical representative on the Global Project Team and leader of the cross-functional Clinical sub team. S/he will be accountable for the development and execution of the global clinical development plan, working in collaboration with the members of the Clinical sub team.

  • As the Clinical Scientist, the Sr. Director will serve as a member of the Clinical sub team and have responsibility for providing scientific and clinical development guidance, as well as guiding other sub team leads, at the global product, project and study level.

  • The Sr. Director may perform the role of Global Project Team Lead and guide other sub team leads where s/he is responsible for the leadership of a cross-functional global project development team on one or more projects.

  • The Sr. Director will represent R&D at regulatory agency meetings, symposia and trade associations and aim to establish and maintain a strong network within the Pharmaceutical industry.

  • The Sr. Director will be expected to perform all the roles described as needed by the organization. Other activities, special projects and assignments may at times be expected of the person in the Sr. Director role.


The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

  • 7+ years’ relevant clinical/drug/device development experience including experience working in clinical research with a strong understanding of the clinical and global drug/device development process

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of time

Desired Competencies, Skills and Attributes:

Team Work

  • Builds and leads within the team as required

  • Champions team’s work to higher levels

  • Interacts and effectively collaborates with cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment

  • Builds trust in colleagues and leadership

  • Actively listens and is open to change

  • Shares best practices to empower team

  • Effectively manages through conflict situations

Influential Communication

  • Demonstrates effective communication in both verbal and written forums

  • Accepts diverse points of view

  • Communicates effectively with internal / external stakeholders

  • Influences senior management

  • Delivers impactful presentations in both formal and informal settings

  • Actively influences others without a direct reporting relationship

Strategic Thinking

  • Develops competitive advantages

  • Shares understanding of business, industry, competitive landscape with others

  • Drives change across business

  • Translates trends into business strategies

  • Execution and Accountability

  • Identifies and resolves complex problems

  • Delegates to team and keeps them focused

  • Identifies and implements best practices

  • Identifies and drives priorities

  • Takes charge of removing obstacles to project

  • Evaluates resource needs

  • Creates and communicates solutions for unpopular business needs

  • Meets corporate timelines

Global Mindset

  • Interacts with global thought leaders

  • Influences global stakeholders

  • Work reflects a global perspective sensitive to cross-cultural sensitivities

  • Can assess common and dissimilar needs for global versus domestic

  • Ability to lead global change across functions and regions

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Dermatology Rx as well as device experience strongly preferred

  • 5+ years’ experience as a cross-functional team leader


  • Undergraduate degree required; MD or PhD strongly preferred