Allergan Senior Manager, Global Business Continuity in Madison, New Jersey

Senior Manager, Global Business Continuity

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

6 days agoPost Date

183257Requisition #

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 pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective 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 every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Global Business Continuity Lead will be responsible for the ongoing rollout, maintenance and continuous improvement of the Allergan Business Continuity and Resiliency Program (BCP). The Business Continuity Lead is a highly visible role that will expose the right candidate to all areas of the business; it will provide an excellent opportunity to gain a wide range of experience and deep understanding of how the entire business operates, positively and directly influence organizational resiliency, as well as help lead a very large community of active BCP participants (750+ people).

Program Rollout:

Together with the Director, Global Risk Management and Business Continuity, the Business Continuity Lead will work with sites across the enterprise to lead the BCP rollout. This includes setting up site Business Continuity Teams (BCT), facilitating BCP training for site leadership teams (SLT), completing site business impact analyses (BIA), leading function and site recovery plans workshops, identifying gaps in resiliency and related CAPA projects, and facilitating roundtable exercises. This is a true global and cross-functional role; The Business Continuity Lead will work across all functions and business units, including manufacturing and operations, R&D, Shared Services, etc., and with all levels of the organization, including senior leadership, to ensure the entire organization has mature and well-developed business continuity and resiliency plans. In addition, the Business Continuity Lead will support the rollout of the corporate crisis management program by leading training and exercises for corporate leadership.

Program Maintenance:

Concurrently with the rollout, the Business Continuity Lead will be responsible for ongoing support of all sites that have completed the BCP rollout. This includes tracking site compliance with the BCP program, ensuring sites complete the annual BCP maintenance cycle, and tracking projects to close gaps in resiliency or risks at sites. In addition, the role will also be responsible for providing expert guidance and advice for improving recovery plans, problem solving, facilitating roundtable exercises, and training/onboarding new BCP participants. This role will also serve as back-up crisis coordinator for organizational crises.

Continuous Improvement:

The Business Continuity Lead will support the ongoing improvement of program processes and tools through managing the implementation and maintenance of a BCP software; reviewing and recommending improvements to, and creating new, program materials, resources and processes; maintaining and strengthening partnerships with other areas of the business including HR, Corporate Communications, Global Security, and others as required; and, representing Allergan at industry conferences and working groups.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 8-10 years professional experience, with 5 years in a GxP pharmaceutical or biotech environment and 3+ years project management experience

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in a related field (business continuity, crisis management, risk management, emergency management, security, project management) or related training/education

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Essential Skills, Experience, and Competencies (includes Licenses, Credentials)

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication. Experience and comfort presenting to or training small to medium groups (5-35+ people) is essential.

  • Strong project management experience, highly organized, and detail oriented

  • Experience interacting with, and influencing, employees at all levels and in all functions of the organization, including senior global leadership. Must be able to grow and foster strong relationships with employees across functions and geographic locations.

  • This position requires a high degree of flexibility, independence, and ability to problem solve

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and synthesize new information

  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple projects

  • Available to travel domestically and internationally, approximately 25% - 35%


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.