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        Skills & Competencies:

  • A keen sense of business acumen, and the ability to connect key business issues to public policy matters (and vice versa) and obtain value for/advance the business interests and reputation of the company
  • Possesses a holistic perspective – understands the complex policy, political and regulatory implications of an entity that operates in highly regulated businesses
  • Ability to build strong and long-lasting relationships with policy makers, patient associations & patient advocacy groups in Belgium and Luxemburg
  • Knowledge of the healthcare landscape, including healthcare initiatives and healthcare funding budget flows
  • Knowledge of the needs and priorities of policy makers, MPs, government officials, payers and patient associations     
  • Knowledge of latest sustainable healthcare policymaking initiatives & trends
  • Health-economic principles
  • Trilingual: Dutch, French and English (written and spoken)
  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong influencing & networking skills both internally and externally
  • Capacity to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders in order to build trusted relationships
  • Good knowledge of the Belgium and Luxemburg Political & Institutional environment
  • Ability to identify and prioritise key issues
  • Ability to connect and translate the business priorities: e.g. to communicate complex, scientific issues to a range of audiences
  • Dynamic, innovative, self-starter, takes initiatives and sees opportunities
  • Team player 

Education, Background & Experience :
  • Master’s degree in Political Sciences, in Law, in Economics, Public Relations, Healthcare
  • 5 years experience in the areas of Government Affairs, Market Access Value Proposition, Public Affairs, Patient Relation’s Management and/or other external related sectors
  •  In-depth knowledge of the healthcare system in Belgium & Luxemburg
  • Government Affairs experience, with previous involvement and success in co-creating the development of legislation and policy (regional & federal)
  • Experience in delivering patient centric initiatives or advocacy programs within a healthcare setting
  • Policy analysis and legislative experience and ability to draft position papers
  • Proven extensive contact network and ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders enabling to co-create health policies that positively impact standard of care for patients
  • Solid track record in team-building, coalition-making and executing multi-stakeholder/multi-dimensional initiatives

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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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