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Director, Global Therapeutics Solid Tumor Product Communications

Mettawa, IL
Start date
Jun 12, 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

Oncology is a major AbbVie growth driver. This newly-created position is responsible for solid tumor corporate affairs strategies supportive of the Oncology Business Unit and as a member of the Global Therapeutics Communications and Public Affairs organization. The function carries a dual objective of promoting and protecting AbbVies global commercial business by identifying and driving brand-supportive communications and campaigns, while also managing brand and access-related issues.

Responsibilities include global external, industry-leading communication programs and initiatives to elevate key messages and positive awareness of AbbVies on-market and late-stage solid tumor therapies in the U.S., while leading with cross-functional partners to elevate the companys oncology reputation. The position reports to the Head of Business Unit Communications and Public Affairs Oncology and serves as a member of a cross-Corporate Affairs oncology team. This role also collaborates with functions across the organization, including Commercial leadership, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs, Patient Advocacy, Corporate Communications, Research and Development Communications and International Public Affairs colleagues to identify and maximize opportunities.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Serves as communications advisor to therapeutic area franchise, ensuring programs are creatively developed and executed with the external environment in mind.
  • Defines and executes an on-market/late stage solid tumor corporate affairs strategy and narrative aligned to brand strategic imperatives and AbbVie Corporate Affairs reputational goals and supports the ovarian cancer patient experience and disease awareness.
  • Oversees and implements tactical program elements, ensuring deliverables are met on time and on budget across paid, earned, shared, and owned channels.
  • Represents function on Integrated Brand Teams and proactively contributes to decision making with cross-functional business partners.
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of U.S. media environment and has media relations experience and skills to ensure effective engagement with reporters.
  • Manages issues that affect the business overall by proactively anticipating and mitigating reputational risk to AbbVie and oncology brands.
  • Drives agency partner performance and ensures effective use of AbbVie resources.
  • Ensures compliance by managing review process for external communications materials (press releases, statements, response documents, fact sheets, etc.). Keep various parties apprised of status, timelines, and directional shifts to ensure smooth review process and to meet corporate deadlines.
  • Consistently shares best practices and offers new ideas and thoughts to raise the bar for the Business Unit Communications team.

Significant Work Activities:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hr day) is required

  • Minimum of 10 years public relations experience.
  • Proven track record in developing and executing strategic and measurable external public affairs programs, as well as experience in leading high-performing teams.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, creativity, analytical and leadership capabilities, and a strong understanding of the value of public relations within the integrated marketing mix.
  • The ability to provide strategic counsel for a variety of communication scenarios to senior internal and external stakeholders will be vital.
  • A team player who can work effectively in a cross-functional team, with strong negotiation skills and stakeholder management capabilities.
  • Direct experience in issues management is preferred.

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 thetimeof 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 anybonus,commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form ofcompensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's soleandabsolutediscretion 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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