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Head, Body Contouring Device Aesthetics

Pleasanton, CA
Start date
May 29, 2024

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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 Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description


The Head of Body Contouring Device Aesthetics is responsible for leading the medical device pipeline for Aesthetic Device Energy-Based Systems and directing Device R&D teams and facilities in Pleasanton, CA. The incumbent is responsible for the R&D strategic oversight and development leadership of our Body Contouring (Energy-based systems such as Resonic, Coolsculpting, and CoolTone), and Diamond Glow businesses.

This role will participate as a member of the Device Aesthetics R&D Leadership Team, reporting into the VP, R&D Aesthetics Device, and will will lead the Body Contouring R&D team in 3 key areas:

  • Guiding long-term strategic and technology roadmap for the Body Contouring energy-based device franchise requiring a leader capable of identifying future customer needs and innovative product solutions and supporting senior business development and marketing personnel to provide technical expertise, evaluation and strategy related to external technology opportunities for Allergan Aesthetics.
  • Through management of high-functioning technical teams to meet complex product requirements and aggressive timelines. The Head of Body Contouring provides strategic and functional expertise in support of key business strategies, ensuring competent and empowered resources are provided to Global Project and Asset Strategy Teams. They will also create a culture of empowerment, while developing and mentoring functional resources to support business objectives. This role has leadership oversight and responsibility for talent development for over 60 FTEs, across specialized scientific/technical areas within the Device R&D organization. This role will lead and develop software engineers, product development engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, cross functional team roles & other R&D roles, all while ensuring the team meets timeline and financial targets.
  • As a technical and subject matter expert, supporting the Body Contouring franchise through effective internal executive communication and external customers and KOLs. In collaboration with Marketing and Sales, the incumbent will represent Allergan Aesthetics and AbbVie at workshops, symposia, trade shows and conferences supporting on market products, as relevant. She/he will also interact and liaise with external content experts, KOLs, Customers as the strategic face for R&D in the Body Contouring franchise.

  • Ph.D. in Science or Engineering; and a minimum of 13-15 years of leadership experience in medical devices with at least three years in a site leader management capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead high performing global teams required.
  • Broad experience in research and development for energy-based medical device engineering and biology/biomaterials compatibility. Knowledge of aesthetics is preferred.
  • Track record of bringing innovative medical devices from concept through development and validation to the marketplace in US, Europe, and Asia.
  • In depth understanding of US and international regulatory requirements for electromechanical medical devices.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state orlocal law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Companybelieves ingood faith it will pay for this role at the timeof this posting based on the job grade for this position.Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, andwemay ultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in thefuture.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick),medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligibleemployees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentiveprograms.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentiveprograms

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, anddeterminable.The amount and availability of any bonus,commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form ofcompensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole andabsolutediscretion unless and until paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent withapplicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies 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.


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. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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