Allergan Sr. Product Manager- Strategic Communications in Irvine, California

Sr. Product Manager- Strategic Communications

Irvine, California, United States at

Jul 15, 2016Post Date

149199Requisition #

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 Medical Dermatology team is expanding with the launch of new products and a healthy pipeline. The Strategic Communications Product Manager/Sr. Product Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of tactics to increase awareness and support of the entire US medical dermatology franchise.

This role reports to the Director, Strategic Communications and participates as a member of the Medical Dermatology Marketing Team to ensure alignment with US market plans. They will also work with key functional areas such Legal, Compliance, Clinical, Global, Medical Affairs and Sales in order to effectively execute key programs.

This includes building thought leader development, peer to peer influencing programs and managing US commercial advisory boards. Develops franchise presence at major meetings and orchestrates strategic alliances with major medical societies.

The Strategic Communications manager will work closely with the Medical Dermatology Sr. Product Managers and sales leaders to align tactical activities as appropriate. All activities must be conducted ensuring regulatory/legal requirements are met and maintained.

The successful candidate will show skills in working in a multi-faceted high-paced matrix environment with internal and external resources including multiple agency partners. This individual, must have demonstrated commercial acumen and analytical thinking. They should possess strengths in working in a team environment, strategic thinking and project management. Attention to detail and skills in successfully navigating and managing the Legal/Regulatory promotional review process are essential.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Implement and optimize comprehensive key customer management initiative for Medical Dermatology to support US commercial and cross functional objectives. This involves market research, mapping exercises and working with colleagues and the scientific community to assess local, regional and national influencers. Identify and create a working relationship with up and coming customers – « rising stars »

  • Drive excellence in planning, coordination and logistics organization of our scientific presence at major U.S. meetings in order to maximize educational initiatives, brand awareness and share of voice.

  • Manage 3rd party agency to drive excellence in execution of our customer speaker bureau, including new developments in online platform and program delivery across our stakeholders. Work with regional sales managers and reps to identify and share best practice in program execution. Support roll-out of best in class training of dermatology speakers.

  • Support development and execution of cross portfolio advisory board activities

  • Contribute to development of strategies for both strategic communications and new customer identification and outreach, and brand lifecycle (including launch planning).

  • Participate in market research and integrate insights into tactical execution

  • Ensures alignment with franchise/portfolio strategy

  • Sets direction and expectations with vendors, agencies etc

  • Develops targeted promotional tactics with measurable outcomes and calls to action with associated ROI metrics

  • Ensures tactics are consistent with strategies and promotional principles

  • Ensures tactics are compliant and in line with legal guidelines

  • Analyzes competitive promotional activity and implements appropriate action

  • Manages expenses relative to budget


The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job (level will depend on experience):

  • 5+ years sales and marketing experience in a healthcare/ pharmaceutical related field (10+ years for senior manager role)

  • Dermatology preferred

  • Experience in managing key thought leaders and face to face interaction with customers

  • Pharmaceutical product launch experience preferred

  • Solid knowledge of pharmaceutical marketing areas including product positioning, marketing plan development and execution, strategic communications, product launch, co-pay cards and life-cycle management

  • Ability to travel 30% Preferred Skills/Qualifications

The below skills are attributes that may not be mandatory, but are definitely desired in the ideal candidate.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to develop key strategies and execute

  • Analytical skills


Bachelor’s degree in related field

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