Allergan Manager, Medical Scientific Communications in Irvine, California

Manager, Medical Scientific Communications

Irvine, California, United States at

▾ ▸ 1 additional location

United States

Oct 02, 2016Post Date

147041Requisition #

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 Manager, Medical Scientific Communications will strategically and tactically develop and execute the Skin Care Aesthetic Global Scientific Strategic Communication plan in alignment with corporate goals across all product areas. This includes coordination of pre- clinical and clinical trials with publications plans, thought leader strategic development and planning, skin care differentiation strategies, input into study requirements for data in support of Scientific Communication plans and objectives.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Strategically and tactically develop and execute the Skin Care Aesthetic Global Scientific Strategic Communication plan in alignment with corporate goals and objectives across all product areas. This includes development of global publications plans, global thought leader development and peer to peer education programs, skincare differentiation strategies, input into study requirements for data support of Global Scientific Strategic Communications plans and objectives

  • Leads and develops skin care differentiation strategy through the creation of scientific communication channels (abstracts, posters, podium presentations, manuscripts) that effectively positions and pre-positions current and future competition. Develops strong scientific knowledge based on scientific literature and new developments in the industry. Responsible for through knowledge of competitive landscape and current and future product entries.

  • Develops KOL lifecycle planning from early compound development (investigator trials) through commercialization, which includes expertise in strategic and tactical design and execution of initiatives for education and scientific communications. Advisory and investigator boards development to ensure key insights are obtained for ongoing scientific advancements and future developments.

  • Responsible for collaboration across internal stakeholders to include, research and development, commercial, clinical, medical education, sales training, consumer education and compliance to ensure plans effectively support cross-functional needs and goals.


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

  • Managerial skills – ability to lead, motivate, develop and influence others

  • Proven ability to develop relationships with physicians and other Healthcare Professionals

  • Strong analytical skills and presentation skills

  • Ability to think creatively and conceptually

  • Ability to develop and execute key strategies

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong problem resolution skills

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment

  • Ability to travel – 70%

  • Position may be based in Irvine, Mid-West, or East Coast.

Preferred Skills/Qualification

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

  • Knowledge of marketing theory, principles and practices within the health care industry


  • PhD in any Biological Science with knowledge of Skin Biology