Director, Immunology - U.S. Public Affairs Communications
Job Description About AbbVie
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 www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter ,
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THE ROLE AbbVie seeks a reputation-minded communications leader
with strong business acumen to drive brand-aligned and
insights-based work on behalf of the U.S. Immunology franchise. The
Director of U.S. Public Affairs, Immunology, leads the development
and execution of creative and strategic external communications
programs that advances the business objectives of AbbVie’s U.S.
Immunology franchise. The Director leads a team of therapeutic area
communicators who promote and protect the positions of AbbVie’s
medicines across the three core areas of rheumatology, dermatology
and gastroenterology. This position is responsible for leading
communications for the largest pharmaceutical brand in history –
HUMIRA – in addition to AbbVie’s newest immunology medicines,
SKYRIZI and RINVOQ. The Director closely collaborates with
functions across the organization, including AbbVie Corporate
Communications, Research and Development Communications, and Global
Public Affairs colleagues to identify and maximize opportunities to
tell AbbVie’s innovation and growth story. THE MINDSET We move
people to better health through the unique points of view we bring,
the meaningful relationships we build, and the relevant stories we
tell. THE RESPONSIBILITIES Represents Public Affairs as an
informed, confident and forward-looking member of the Immunology
Extended Leadership team comprised of senior cross-functional
Develops and communicates well-researched perspectives to
counsel senior executives on business decisions to ensure a balance
of promoting and protecting our immunology franchise and corporate
Manages and inspires a team of rheumatology, dermatology and
gastroenterology communication leads in the development and
execution of strategic, high-impact public affairs programs with
emphasis on competitive differentiation, KPIs and the external
Advocates for Public Affairs resources by demonstrating the
value and unique capabilities the role brings to cross-functional
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
immunology brands, and works with public affairs head to influence
business decision making on key business issues
Holds agency partners accountable for top performance and
driving strong KPI-based results while also ensuring effective use
of AbbVie resources
Identifies opportunities for individual team members to develop
in their careers to ensure high-performing contributions to the
U.S. Public Affairs organization
Leads and inspires U.S. Public Affairs Immunology team to
embrace the broader organizational vision of “Present. Forward”
through test and learn mindset
Consistently shares best practices and offers new ideas and
thinking to raise the bar for U.S. Public Affairs team
THE QUALIFICATIONS Passion. Curiosity. Authenticity.
Approximately 12 years of relevant experience and proven track
record of success in developing and executing external
communications programs that resonate with target stakeholders.
Experience in the healthcare, biotechnology or pharmaceutical
industry. Strong business acumen with the ability to anticipate
company and team needs, including strong understanding of U.S.
healthcare system functioning and intricacies.
Leadership behaviors must be clear and courageous and
demonstrate ability to manage difficult conversations though direct
and constructive dialogue
Learns fast, asks thoughtful questions and can change course
quickly when necessary; raises the bar and is never satisfied with
the status quo; creates a learning environment, open to suggestions
and experimentation for improvement.
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backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients.
As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex
(including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical
condition, genetic information gender identity or expression,
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