Associate Director, Program Management (Req ID 2210899)

Irvine, CA
Program Management

Allergan Data Labs is on a mission to transform the Allergan Aesthetics beauty business at Abbvie, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our iconic brands include Botox, CoolSculpting, Juvéderm and more. The medical aesthetics business is ripe for rapid growth and disruption, and we are looking for an experienced Associate Director, Program Management to add to our high performing team to do just that.

Our team has successfully launched a new and innovative technology platform, Allē, which serves millions of consumers, tens of thousands of aesthetics providers and thousands of colleagues throughout the US. Since its launch in November 2020, Allē has delivered curated promotions, personalized experiences and had millions of consumers use it as part of their beauty journey. Now, we are looking for an Associate Director, Program Management as we prepare to launch a new array of game-changing technologies on our successfully adopted platform.

We’re looking for an Associate Director, Program Management who is interested in working within a startup-oriented environment, while having the backing of a very large company. If that’s you, please read on.

As the Associate Director, Program Management, you will report to the Director of Program Management, as well as continuously collaborate with key stakeholders across the business to solve the most important technical problems.

You Will

  • Manage - You’ll mentor and enable learning in the domain your technical program managers operate in, working cross-functionally to drive value to business whilst creating a positive and safe environment for teams.
  • Deliver value - You will leverage your business acumen and deep understanding of the products and our vision to ensure the delivery of the right value across the portfolio.  
  • Plan and Release - You’ll own and coordinate the release and planning of a portfolio of products related to the domain owned by your group. By understanding the domain in which the teams operate you will help drive prioritization together with Product Managers to create MVPs and iterative releases.
  • Help the business scale - You’ll scale our planning, execution frameworks, and risk management for teams while providing visibility to resource allocation/prioritization to management.
  • Evolve High-Quality Documentation - As teams scale the need for documentation increases - You’ll help evolve and drive high-quality internal documentation for all projects
  • Facilitate communications - You’ll drive accountability across groups and provide visibility and communications to leadership.
  • Improve and optimize Process - You’ll develop processes to ensure teamwork is streamlined and optimized for complexity and velocity across the entire team and its close partners.
  • Be a Change agent - You’ll balance urgency and priority to drive change and improvement on multiple initiatives across all programs.

Required Experience & Skills

  • 8+ years experience as a Technical Program Manager or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of management experience, managing a team of Technical Program Managers and driving large-scale initiatives across departments.
  • Strong leadership skills and a sense of ownership with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Previous experience in Software (either as an engineer or as a manager) enabling you to take part in technical discussions and speak the same “language” as our engineering teams.
  • Passionate about leadership, continuous improvement and process.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication, building relationships across the organization, bridging gaps and cross pollinating programs.
  • Care about who you work with and how work is done. We hire carefully, and the entire team is allowed to take part in evaluating potential hires
  • Excellent attention to detail and understanding of impact when changes occur to scope or timeline.
  • Experience working in a startup environment desired.‍

Our Core Values

  • Be Humble: You’re smart yet always interested in learning from others.
  • Work Transparently: You always deal in an honest, direct and transparent way.
  • Take Ownership: You embrace responsibility and find joy in having the answers.
  • Learn More: Through blog posts, newsletters, podcasts, video tutorials and meetups you regularly self-educate and improve your skill set.
  • Show Gratitude: You show appreciation and return kindness to those you work with.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Competitive annual bonus targets.
  • 401k with dollar for dollar match, up to 6% of eligible earnings (base, bonus).  Plus additional company contribution.
  • RSU grants (Long Term Incentives) for approved roles.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • 17 paid holidays per year, including 3 floating holidays.
  • Annual Paid Time Off (PTO), with separate sick days
  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Caregiver Leave
  • Adoption and Surrogacy Assistance Plan
  • Flexible workplace accommodations.
  • Free gym membership for those in our Irvine, CA WeWork office.
  • We celebrate our wins with opportunities to attend Lakers, Knicks, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Angels and NY Rangers games.
  • Opportunities to attend concerts, festivals and other live entertainment events in recognition of delivering great work.
  • Attend AWS Re:Invent in person (Las Vegas) or virtually each year.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Attend a tech or marketing conference of your choice each year.
  • A MacBook Pro and accompanying hardware to do great work.
  • A modern productivity toolset to get work done: Slack, Miro, Loom, Lucid, Google Docs, Atlassian and more.
  • Generous discounts on SkinMedica skin care products.
  • Discounted aesthetic treatment days multiple times a year.
  • $600 worth of Alle benefits each year to use towards aesthetic treatments and products.
  • Eligible for donation matching to over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations.
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