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This position represents AbbVie’s interests before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. This includes designing and executing comprehensive advocacy strategies to deliver on AbbVie priorities across a range of policies impacting the company and our ability to continue and grow significant investments in areas of critical unmet medical need. The Director will identify legislative and regulatory opportunities, analyze their impact, and develop and lead strategies to advocate for and achieve results.
Proactively evaluate legislative and regulatory environment for potential impact on AbbVie. Stay apprised of business goals and strategies in order to assess impact to AbbVie from federal legislative, executive and regulatory activities. Consult with appropriate business and corporate personnel in making such determinations, providing recommendations for formulation of action plan.
Provide recommendations on legislative, executive and regulatory activities important to AbbVie, develop and successfully implement strategies in consultation with relevant business and corporate personnel, and when appropriate, in cooperation with outside coalitions and trade associations.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with Members of Congress and their staff, the Administration and White House important to AbbVie’s goals and objectives. Identify and implement appropriate strategies with third-parties and coalitions to advocate for AbbVie’s legislative position. Drive policy development at trade associations to favor AbbVie legislative priorities.
Increase management and business unit understanding of and participation in the federal policymaking and political process. Collaborate with business units on critical issues, utilizing executives and internal experts to advance AbbVie positions. Gain appropriate cross-functional and business input to federal policy and legislative advocacy positions.
Actively participate in formulation and implementation of plan for AbbVie PAC contributions.
Minimum 5 years’ experience with Congress and/or Administration. Candidate must possess significant Congressional and/or Administration contacts in order to shape and improve legislation to incorporate AbbVie’s views and enhance AbbVie’s reputation with key policymakers and possess the ability to master complex policy and legislative issues.
Candidate must possess strong analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills, the ability to speak and write persuasively and with clarity, strong organizational skills, flexibility and adaptability to changing requirements, resourcefulness and creativity, strong attention to detail, a proven track record of being able to work under deadlines and an ability to work collaboratively in a fluid organizational environment.
Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to create and implement comprehensive GA strategies including lobbying, association engagement, third-party advocacy, media and other GA tools and have a demonstrated ability to successfully engage external groups and individuals.
Candidate must be a creative, flexible and entrepreneurial thinker capable of leveraging relationships and facilitate partnerships with industry peers, government officials, and other external stakeholders to reach public policy goals.
Candidate will have well-honed political sensitivities and impeccable integrity while having the executive presence necessary to deal effectively with high-profile stakeholders such as elected officials, executives and a variety of external constituencies including governments and third-party organizations.
Must be an individual who works well in a team environment and enjoys working in a collegial, yet highly demanding culture. Must be able to work collaboratively with business leaders and other internal stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree in related field such as health care administration, political science, public administration or policy required. Advanced degree preferred.
Candidates must also have comprehensive knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.
Some domestic travel (20 percent) required.
Internal Number: 2103466
AbbVie, one of the world's largest biopharmaceutical companies, has a mission 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.