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      October 01,2021
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    Governmental Affairs manager

    About AbbVie
    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, YouTube and LinkedIn.

    Are you a passionate networker, knowing your way around in The Hague? And do you enjoy connecting the dynamics of the external arena to AbbVie’s market positioning and reputation? Read on!

    We are looking for a senior GA Manager to perform this pivotal function within AbbVie. In this role you will provide providing internal support and advice on government affairs and legislative matters. You develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders such as government, patient organizations & advocacy, media, consultants, health care organizations, research groups, e.g. and collaborate on programs that will raise the awareness and support for new treatment options.

    In cooperation with Business Units and Brand teams you map critical therapeutic areas with highest business impact and create and implement strategies to channel success. You will also cooperate with Public Relations Manager to ensure appropriate approvals: Public relations, press releases, crisis communication, AbbVie media image, internal and external communications platforms to enhance AbbVie’s reputation and services.

    This position reports into the Director Market Access & External Affairs.

    Your Responsibilities

    • Anticipate and address governmental, political, payer, patient and other external stakeholders’ trends, policies, and legislation with capacity to adversely impact AbbVie’s market presence, positioning and reputation.
    • Identify and build strong strategic external stakeholder network at Affiliate level to establish trusting, productive partnerships, and initiatives in support of key products, disease, public health, and policy areas.
    • Develop detailed game plans to address governmental and payer proposals and actions to positively influence product portfolio long term.
    • Review and analyze legislative and regulatory policy developments in consultation with appropriate business and corporate personnel to assess the level of impact on the company.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with key governmental and healthcare officials and decision makers.
    • Increase the management and business unit understanding of the important impact of governments, payers, and related stakeholders on the pharmaceutical business, and encourage active participation in the policy-making and political processes on behalf of AbbVie.
    • Participate in Area GA network, share best practices and key learning and identify possible synergies or common projects to work on.
    • Participate in Corporate GA network and drive One AbbVie approach with institutional stakeholders leading through the other divisions.
    • Play an active part within brand teams and identify opportunities to work collaboratively with cross-functional colleagues to deliver on brand objectives.
    • Maintain sharp understanding of business goals and strategies for all AbbVie brands. Develop Affiliate’s GA Strategy and action plan, prioritize and ensure buy-in from Brand Teams and from the Management Team.
    • Maintaining and developing a relevant network in The Hague.
    • Representing AbbVie on external Dutch platforms and within the domains of which AbbVie is an active member.
    • Affiliate’s primary Governmental Affairs point of contact for the Area and Global line.

    • Relevant Master’s Degree
    • At least 5 years’ of relevant work experience, preferably as a policy officer or political advisor in the House of Representatives or in consultancy (public affairs).
    • Experience in governmental/public health environment is an advantage.
    • Proven extensive contact network and strong knowledge of the general environment and legislation.
    • High level of proficiency in strategy, policy development, action plans and tactical steps.
    • Good verbal and written knowledge of English.
    • Strong inter-personal and leadership skills, excellent, effective, and adaptable team skills to positively impact brand strategy.
    • High degree of strategic thinking, decision-making, and tactical skills to develop broad strategy and policy, options, and recommendations to address issues expeditiously.
    • You are a flexible team player with a passion for networking.
    • You know the way in 'The Hague', both politically and administratively.
    • You can balance well between strategic and operational work.

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    At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
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