Sr. Manager, IT Innovation

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Apr 10, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Manager, IT Innovation
The Innovation & Emerging Technology team within Business Technology Solutions Division is charged with finding the next generation of disruptive and transformative computing technologies to accelerate Abbvie's mission to solve the world's most critical unmet medical needs.
As the Senior Manager, BTS Innovation, you will work closely with the Director of BTS Innovation to help foster a culture of innovation and well-trained talent ready to deliver Abbvie's next-generation approaches to data science, digital health, and computing infrastructure. This position requires a seasoned leader with a well-established and demonstrable track record of fostering innovation in a large, global organization and comfort working with research, operation, and commercial functions.
This position will be based at Abbvie's Global Headquarters in Lake County, IL.

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Help define and lead a bold innovation agenda
  • Deliver and refresh strategic innovation plans for Abbvie's IT Leadership Team
  • Lead, influence, and mentor others in the context of a global innovation agenda
  • Utilize your strong business acumen, intuition, and presentation skills to keep key stakeholders well informed of progress and milestones
    Some intangibles we're looking for:
  • You are intrinsically curious…you're not afraid to brainstorm new ideas that challenge the status quo…you value working and collaborating with sincere scientific and business colleagues
  • You possess the analytical and “fast-fail” ideation skills to sift through large numbers of ideas to find the best ones prior to investment
  • You possess an advanced appreciation design-thinking other approaches for maximizing fit and outcome value
  • You enjoy develop compelling visions and resource worthy plans
  • You are seasoned enough to confidently convey what has worked well and what has not, and you are excited to apply that wisdom to the mission of finding and sourcing the world's great technologies
  • You are data centric - you know how to move data around and integrate and visualize it
  • Undefined problems don't frighten you, they inspire you, and you want to be a part of teams that is solving challenging, outstanding problems in human health

  • A minimum of 10+ years industry/consulting or highly relevant academic experience is required. A PhD in computer science, computational biology, computational chemistry, bioinformatics or other health related computational science discipline is preferred.
  • Highly experienced candidates with a relevant BA, MS or MBA degree are also preferred.
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