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Associate/Assistant Director, Scientific Advocacy & Professional Societies [REMOTE]

Florida City, FL
Start date
Apr 9, 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

**This position can sit remotely anywhere in the US with 30-40% travel within the continental US.

The scientific advocacy role is part of the medical affairs external collaborations team and supports AbbVies commitment to build strong relationships with the patient and professional communities in blood cancers (DLBCL/FL) and professional medical associations (AACR, ASTCT, NCCN, NCODA, HOPA). This role requires working closely and align goals, objectives, and strategies with colleagues across communications, commercial, medical affairs, clinical, legal and compliance to ensure key regulatory/data milestones and activities are communicated with patient communities regionally and nationally.

  • Establish, maintain and enhance strategic relationships with leading patient advocacy, professional medical societies and policy organizations. Direct activities based on business priorities and represent AbbVie at key patient advocacy, professional medical and policy meetings and provide updates to management
  • Develops a proactive approach to managing and enhancing companys relationships with patient communities; builds strong, mutually productive relationships and provides compliant guidance to existing and/or evolving patient organizations
  • Provide strategic insight and coordination within AbbVie for relevant meetings with professional societies
  • Identifies, develops, and advances collaborative programs and initiatives with patient/HCP organizations at the national level as well as finding local opportunities that forward mutual goals and establish AbbVie as a preferred partner
  • Drive and execute patient engagement strategies including but not limited to enhancing oncology clinical trials, identifying opportunities for patient involvement in research studies, managing patient engagement meetings, promoting tools, trainings and communications to create more awareness within AbbVie
  • Drive and embed a patient-centric mindset and engagement in medical affairs activities by incorporating patient insights and advising on the unmet needs of patients and their families
  • Build strong, collaborative relationships with team members in communications, medical affairs, commercial, clinical, legal and compliance.
  • Ensure cross-functional collaboration with medical, commercial, clinical, and other key stakeholders to optimally manage relationships to ensure alignment and effective execution of patient advocacy strategy/objectives.
  • Routinely evaluates opportunities to enhance AbbVies visibility in relevant initiatives and build AbbVie s reputation for innovative partnerships
  • Stays current with relevant information and resources regarding pharma related legislation; provides updates regularly to management
  • Strategically manages budgets for sponsorships/grants to patient organizations
  • Anticipates and recognizes patient advocacy/policy trends, and implications for AbbVie
  • Develops and applies evaluative outcomes and insights to programs and activities to monitor success
  • Creates systems and procedures by which to track and internally communicate advocacy relations/interactions
  • Ensure a strong connection between employees and the patient community, including identifying innovative and compliant ways for employees to connect/engage with the community



  • 10+ years experience in patient advocacy and professional society management (oncology preferred) or similar function/experience with a demonstrated track record of success
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry and business priorities with the ability to translate business needs into strategic patient/disease advocacy plans and materials
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing patient/HCP advocacy programs that drive business strategy and priorities and engage both internal and external stakeholders
  • Project and budget management experience
  • Established relationships within the oncology community desired


  • Outstanding oral and written communications and presentation skills
  • Relationship builder with exceptional interpersonal and networking skills
  • Ability to interact successfully and with confidence at all organizational levels, including senior leadership, and across a wide range of corporate functions
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail and prioritization
  • Comfortable working within tight deadlines and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Collaborative problem solver who thinks outside the box

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believesingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position.Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we mayultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick),medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, anddeterminable.The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensationand benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless anduntil paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable 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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