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1903922 Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the State Director, Government Affairs position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 808 open jobs by clicking here.

Basic:
  • Eight to ten years’ experience in lobbying, public administration, political party activity, legislative staff work, or related experience. Experience in health care industry issues preferred. Requires advanced knowledge of legislative rules and procedures, legislative processes, politics, and the complex corporate and policy issues affecting AbbVie.
  • Ability to master complex policy and legislative issues, think creatively, and develop strategies and solutions; demonstrate a thorough knowledge of major state health programs, including Medicaid, ADAP, state finance and appropriations processes, etc.; understanding of private health care marketplace mechanisms – insurance, drug benefit plans, key player strategies (i.e. PBMs, pharmacies, employers, consumers, etc.); and, understanding of complex public policy environments.
  • Ability to act independently and demonstrate sound business judgment within the scope of broad guidelines. Demonstrated ability to create and implement comprehensive GA strategies that include lobbying, association engagement, 3rd party advocacy, media, and other GA tools that result in successful engagement of external groups and individuals.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills, the ability to speak and write persuasively and with clarity, strong organizational skills, flexibility and adaptability to changing requirements, resourcefulness and creativity, strong attention to detail, a proven track record of being able to work under deadlines and an ability to work reciprocally in a fluid interpersonal environment.
  • Well-honed political sensitivities and impeccable integrity while having the executive presence necessary to deal effectively with high-profile stakeholders such as elected officials, executives and a variety of external constituencies.
  • S/he works well in a team environment and enjoys a supportive, yet highly demanding culture while effectively collaborating with business leaders and other internal stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as health care administration, political science, public administration or policy required. Advance degree preferred.
  • Validated comprehensive knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Domestic travel (50 percent) required.

Key Stakeholders (optional):
Internally with US Area senior management, other members of the GA team across AbbVie and other meaningful cross-function support functions. Externally with state officials including governors, legislators, staff and third-party groups.
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.

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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