Thought Leader Liaison, Hematology - West

Lake County, IL, US
Nov 22, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Thought Leader Liaison, Hematology will report to the Associate Director, Thought Leader Liaisons, within the Venclexta Marketing Team.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Agile and Accountable:
  • Develop, implement and maintain accountability for interactions and feedback with regional and local hematology external experts ((physician and nurse thought leaders (TLs) across the US.

Decide, Smart, and Sure:
  • Manage regional component of the Venclexta Speaker's Bureau, both in programs, analyzing metrics, and most importantly, training speakers for the programs.
  • Lead all congress related engagement activities in region, including supporting and measuring any ongoing TL strategies and tactics
  • Ensures that regulatory and compliance guidelines are followed

Make Possibilities Real:
  • Must continually identify and develop TL's, to consistently build our TL base for the franchise and the brand
  • Partnering with brand marketing and Associate Director, TLL's to develop, refine, execute and measurement of the AbbVie US Oncology External Expert Engagement strategy including National and Regional Advisory boards
  • Create regional strategies with cross-functional partners
  • Partner with marketing to create and then implement regional tactical plans

All for One AbbVie (and Partner):
  • Create a seamless regional communication plan with product collaboration partners to assure a coordinated approach to collaboration product-specific thought leader requests, including coordination of speaker programs and consultancy availability to marketing and field representatives.
  • Depending on geography and targets, travel may be up to 80% of the time.
  • Position can be remotely based. Needs to be able to work effectively while engaged in travel and deliver timely results.
  • Partner with internal cross functional partners including, and not limited to, sales, marketing, medical affairs, legal, compliance, and,managed care .
  • Clear and Courageous:
  • Must be able to build and foster collaboration with commercialization partner, Genentech.
  • Participate as needed in cross-functional or other project teams and/or supporting the Marketing Team and overall franchise


  • Bachelor's Degree required. Health care certification/qualification (e.g. RN, RPh, other) is preferred
  • Previous extensive hematology / oncology experience required with demonstrated experience in academic settings
  • At least 2 years' previous direct experience with hematology thought leaders (physician and nurse) with demonstrated access to academic and key institutions
  • Ability to provide at least 5 external expert recommendations
  • Exceptional presentation, interpersonal, collaboration and data discussion skill sets
  • Proven track record for consistently meeting or exceeding qualitative and /or quantitative goals
  • Proven & thorough knowledge of commercial issues associated with highly competitive hematology / oncology therapeutic areas is preferred
  • Business travel, by air or car, is regularly required

  • 5 or more years' work experience required in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, specifically in hematology and oncology
  • A minimum of 2 years' previous field management experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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