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Associate Director, Thought Leader Strategy, Hematology

United States
Start date
Nov 29, 2022

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Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Key Responsibilities Include:

Agile and Accountable: 

  • Develop, implement and maintain accountability for interactions and feedback with national and regional oncology Hematology oncology external experts (MD, APP, PharmD, Nurse)
  • Ensure external expert perspectives are shared and considered consistently across leadership and the Integrated Brand Teams
  • Manage planning and execution of marketing consultancy arrangements

 Decide, Smart, and Sure:

  • Drive accountability for the TLL performance
  • Ensure speakers are trained, coached, and monitored continuously
  • Engage in congress related engagement activities nationally, including supporting and measuring any ongoing TL strategies and tactics
  • Ensures culture of compliance for the regional Thought Leader Strategy team

Make Possibilities Real:

  • Must continually identify and develop TLs, to consistently build our TL base for the franchise and the brands.
  • Developing and execution of national and regional advisory boards in collaboration with brand teams
  • Partnering with brand marketing and Director, TLLs to develop, refine, execute and measurement of the AbbVie US Oncology External Expert Engagement strategy
  • Create regional strategies with cross-functional partners 

All for One AbbVie : 

  • Partner with internal cross functional partners including, and not limited to, sales, marketing, medical affairs, legal, compliance, and, and managed care

Clear and Courageous:

  • Must be able to build and foster collaboration with commercialization partners
  • Participate as needed in cross-functional or other project teams and/or supporting the Marketing Team and overall franchise 

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, masters degree preferred 
  • Previous experience with developing a productive insight collection group activities with top tier External Experts
  • Marketing experience preferred
  • Ability and track record of building a successful comprehensive External Expert strategy across the business unit
  • Previous extensive hematology experience required with demonstrated experience in academic settings
  • At least 5 years' previous direct experience with strong existing relationships with oncology 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 oncology therapeutic areas is preferred
  • Business travel, by air or car, is regularly required
  • Position can be remotely based. Needs to be able to work effectively while engaged in travel and deliver timely results


  • 10 or more years' work experience required in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic or biotech industry, specifically in oncology
  • A minimum of 2 years' previous field management experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Health care certification/qualification (e.g. APP, RN, RPh, other)
  • Advanced degree in life sciences

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action 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, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you would like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email


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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