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Senior Manager, Health Policy, Australia (8 Month contract)

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Req ID 2210134 Category Marketing Division AbbVie

Job Purpose and Scope:

Describe the responsibility and authority (budget, revenue, internal/external contacts)


  • To lead the affiliate health policy function with the objective of shaping a favorable policy environment for AbbVie Australia.
  • Develop impactful relationships with Medicines Australia and other relevant think tanks/influencing bodies locally and globally in order to achieve objective(s).


Core Job Responsibilities:

List the primary tasks or activities this job performs


  • Lead the policy project team to ensure a sustainable model of monitoring, scanning and prioritising issues.
  • Co-ordinate and drive development of policy positions and proactive projects arising.
  • Build internal networks across the business and with global teams to ensure alignment to AbbVie policy positions.
  • Implement advocacy projects in collaboration with the External Affairs and Patient Relations/Communications functions
  • Maintain a deep understanding of current and anticipated future policy trends through engagement with think tanks and relevant bodies and ensure translation into Abbvie strategy
  • Lead/participate in relevant Med AU and multi-company task force initiatives where relevant.

Minimum Skills Required:

Identify the specific skills needed to perform this job effectively (leadership skills, selling skills, computer literacy)

  • Strategic thinking
  • Ability to identify policy issues and develop strategic policy positions
  • Superior communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Strong teamwork/collaboration skills
  • Commercial acumen

Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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