AbbVie Thought Leader Liaison, Oncology - Northeast in Lake County, Illinois

Thought Leader Liaison, Oncology - Northeast

USA, Illinois, Lake County


Requisition #1804557

The Thought Leader Liaison, Solid Tumors Oncology will report to the Commercial Director, Thought Leader Liaisons

Key responsibilities include:

  • Agile and Accountable:

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

  • Decide, Smart, and Sure:

  • Manage regional component of Speaker’s Bureau, both in programs, analyzing metrics, and most importantly, training speakers for the programs

  • Lead all congress related engagement activities in region, including supporting and measuring any ongoing TL strategies and tactic

  • Ensures that regulatory and compliance guidelines are followed

  • Make Possibilities Real:

  • Must continually identify and develop TL’s, to consistently build our TL base for the franchise and the bran

  • Partner with brand marketing and cross-functional partners, TLL’s to develop, refine, execute and measurement of the AbbVie US Oncology External Expert

  • Engagement strategy including National and Regional Advisory board

  • Create regional strategies with cross-functional partner

  • Partner with marketing to create and then implement regional tactical plans

  • All for One AbbVie:

  • Create 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

  • Travel up, depending on geography and targets, may be up to 80% 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 cross functional 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 oncology experience required with demonstrated experience in academic settings

  • At least 2 years' previous direct experience with solid tumors Lung and/or glioblastoma 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 oncology therapeutic areas is preferred

  • Business travel, by air or car, is regularly required


  • 5 or more years' work experience required in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, specifically in solid tumors including lung and/or glioblastoma and oncology preferred

  • A minimum of 2 years' previous field management experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry is preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Travel: 50%