Senior Manager, IT Supplier Risk Management

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Mar 23, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. Description

The primary function of the IT Supplier Risk Manager is to enable the assessment, management and monitoring of IT related supplier risk on a global basis. This may be accomplished by the creation, implementation and execution of IT service solutions and/or support and continuous improvement of related business processes. The Supplier Risk Manager serves as the subject matter expert for AbbVie information security policies as well as U.S. Regulations relevant to the Pharmaceutical industry and Healthcare environment such as GDPR, SOX, 21 HIPPA and other applicable regulations. This position will also work to report the Supplier IT risk posture within the overall IT Risk Management program to ensure that risks are identified, understood and documented.
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Definition and implementation of the IT Supplier Risk Management program.
  • Establishes key risk metrics, tracks over time and leads continuous improvement activities.
  • Responsible for communication and reporting supplier risk status to multiple levels of constituents.
  • Oversees the IT Supplier Evaluation program.
  • Manages the Supplier Monitoring service.
  • Understands the organization's vision, goals and strategies. Develops IT risk strategies for third party relations that are aligned with the business.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert for AbbVie Policy and U.S. regulations relevant to the Pharmaceutical industry and U.S. Healthcare risk environment.
  • Establishes and maintains productive relationships with all levels across AbbVie IT, internal and external business partners. Key contributor to Global IT Compliance decisions.
  • Provides senior-level consultation and practical direction to functional areas on IT Supplier Risk policies, processes and procedures.
  • Identifies, proposes, initiates and leads simplification and improvement programs related to IT Vendor evaluation, monitoring and risk management
  • Ensures consistent compliance practices and successful implementation of third party risk programs.


  • Minimum 5+ years experience in an innovative and agile supplier risk management environment, or equivalent combined work experience.
  • Pharmaceutical industry and/or Healthcare related experience is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, judgment and consultative capabilities and communication skills.
  • CRISC, CISA, CISM, or CISSP certifications are a plus.
  • Education Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline.
  • Advanced degree is a plus

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