Allergan National Account Scientific Associate Director/ Director in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

National Account Scientific Associate Director/ Director

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States at

Oct 11, 2016Post Date

147268Requisition #

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

National Account Scientific Associate Director/ Director is part of a field-based team that supports Allergan’s Chief Medical Office (CMO) strategic priorities related to the managed markets segment. The National Account Scientific Associate Director/ Directorwill serve as a liaison to medical/scientific and managed care decision makers. This individual is responsible for establishing, developing, and maintaining professional relationships with healthcare practitioners involved in formulary development, clinical/outcomes investigators, and healthcare decision makers in prioritized national and select regional managed market accounts.The National Account Scientific Associate Director/ Directorwill educate formulary decision makers and influencers on the clinical and value proposition for new therapiesto facilitate optimal patient outcomes with Allergan products.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Account and Health Care Decision Maker Engagement

  • Develops professional relationships with formulary decision makers and influencers to ensure access to current medical and scientific information on Allergan products and areas of therapeutic interest, as aligned with National Account Engagement strategy

  • Coordinate and deliver scientific, health outcomes, and disease awareness information as presentations or other forms of scientific exchange to national and select regional managed care organizations, pharmacy benefit management companies, health care systems, government payers, and relevant medical and scientific professionals involved with formulary decision making

  • Supports product pre-launch, launch and post-launch activities and communication plans per National Account Engagement strategy

HEOR and Account Strategy

  • Responsible for ensuring the development of an account engagement plan utilizing the product/therapeutic area strategy for key Allergan products

  • Lead health outcomes related projects and research initiatives as requested by Management

  • Collaborates with Managed Markets, Medical Affairs (MSLs, Medical Directors), and Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) colleagues as needed

Training and administrative

  • Attends and supports scientific and medical congresses. Maximizes internal and external customer engagement opportunities during medical conference meetings

  • Provide training support to Managed Markets Account Managers and other internal stakeholders

  • Complete all required training, activity documentation, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities

  • Conducts all business activities in accordance with corporate policy and state/federal law


  • Min. 8 years pharmaceutical industry or managed care industry experience

  • Field-based medical experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or experience within a key managed market segment is highly preferred

  • National payer experience highly preferred

  • Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine, managed markets, pharmacoeconomics, disease/population management, & healthcare trends desired

  • Ability to communicate complex scientific and clinical information to colleagues and health care decision makers

  • Strong competency in evidence based medicine with the ability to differentiate and communicate clinical and overall product value

  • Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment

  • Experience in the Neurology, Urology, CNS, GI, Women’s Health, and/or Eye Care disciplines preferred

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of the FDA, OIG, HIPAA and other guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry

  • Field based role with ability to travel 40-60%


Pharm D, MD, PhD preferred or other recognized education with supporting applicable health science background