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Director, International Public Affairs

Mettawa, IL
Start date
Apr 10, 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

Be a part of our leading and growing Immunology business driving science and conversations for patients with these serious, and often chronic conditions. Step into a role where you'll spearhead strategic and multistakeholder public affairs initiatives for our growing Immunology portfolio. You'll be entrusted with the strategic oversight of numerous disease areas, from international launch and advocacy strategy development to milestone communications around regulatory approvals and international medical meetings. This role also includes international patient advocacy engagement, issues management, and the leadership of a dedicated team of at least two direct reports.


  • As the navigator of our industry-leading Immunology portfolio (includes RINVOQ, SKYRIZI and HUMIRA), you'll be instrumental in creating integrated multistakeholder communication strategies that align to the strategic imperatives of our brands and overall objectives. Your strategic counsel will inform decision-making processes and guide the courses of action to address proactive opportunities and manage potential challenges.
  • You'll ensure the creation and implementation of enduring, measurable and strategic public affairs strategies that align with our business needs.
  • Working in close collaboration with our European and Intercontinental Public/External Affairs leadership you will ensure international strategic alignment with local market realities.
  • In this role, you will develop patient engagement strategies in alignment with brand's strategic imperatives to support broad patient access. You'll analyze the communications landscape and stakeholder insights to guide strategic planning and business decisions.
  • You will be responsible for building relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, leading international media relations for our Immunology portfolio and collaborating with partner companies on joint communications.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate and divisional policies and procedures and serve as a member of the International Public Affairs leadership team.

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 or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes ingood 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 may ultimatelypay 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 pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until 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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