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Oncology Thought Leader Liaison - South

Texas Req ID 2210051 Category Marketing Division AbbVie

The Thought Leader Liaison, Hematology will report to the Director, Thought Leader Liaisons, within the Marketing Team.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Agile and Accountable: 

  • Develop, implement and maintain accountability for interactions and feedback with national oncology external experts (physician and nurse thought leaders (TLs)) across the US.

Decide, Smart, and Sure:

  • Manage component of the Speaker’s Bureau, training speakers for productive educational  programs
  • Engage in congress related engagement activities nationally, including supporting and measuring any ongoing TL strategies and tactics
  • Ensures that regulatory and compliance guidelines are followed

Make Possibilities Real:

  • Must continually identify and develop TLs, to consistently build our TL base for the franchise
  • Partnering with brand marketing and Director, TLLs develop, refine, execute and measure the AbbVie US Oncology External Expert Engagement strategy
  • Create and execute strategic advisory board plan with cross-functional partners

All for One AbbVie (and Partner): 

  • Create a seamless regional communication plan with product collaboration partners to assure a coordinated approach to collaboration product-specific thought leader requests, including coordination of speaker programs and consultancy availability to marketing and field representatives.
  • Depending on geography and targets, travel may be up to 50% of the time.
  • Position can be remotely based. Needs to be able to work effectively while engaged in travel and deliver timely results.
  • Partner with internal cross functional partners including, and not limited to, sales, marketing, medical affairs, legal, compliance, and, managed care

Clear and Courageous:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Health care certification/qualification (e.g. RN, RPh, other) is preferred
  • Previous extensive hematology / oncology experience required with demonstrated experience in academic settings
  • At least 2 years' previous direct experience with hematology 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 hematology / oncology therapeutic areas is preferred
  • Business travel, by air or car, is regularly required up to 50% of the time
  • Territory Includes: TX, OK, LA, MS


  • 5 or more years' work experience required in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, specifically in hematology and oncology
  • A minimum of 2 years' previous field management experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Healthcare degree (RN, PA, NP, PharmD)
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)Driving a personal auto or company car or truck, or a powered piece of material handling equipment
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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