Manager, Technology Licensing & Collaborations

Lake County, Illinois, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Under the direction of Director, Technology Licensing & Collaborations, partner with the R&D business to effectively negotiate and execute a variety of R&D agreements.

Key Responsibilities Include :
  • Work with R&D business to negotiate and execute academic collaborations, technology feasibility agreements, small licenses, consortia, material transfer agreements and other agreements.
  • Prepare, negotiate, review, in conjunction with Legal-draft, and execute a variety of R&D agreements, including determination of terms and effective negotiation strategies.
  • Develop and maintain necessary documentation for contracts including PO Summary Forms, Executive Summaries, Bids, etc.
  • Manage interactions with external parties.
  • Communicate status of negotiations with key stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Provide alliance management support for agreements.
  • Ensure compliance with Global Purchasing delegation, including signatory authority and its delegation, and ensure TLC compliance with all applicable Purchasing, OEC, R&D, Finance, Legal and Corporate policies
  • Promote AbbVie as a partner of choice in all external communications and dealings and work to build the AbbVie brand.


  • 5+ years pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • College degree required. Science required (BS, MS, PhD.). MBA, paralegal degree or equivalent contracting/licensing experience preferred.
  • Excellent negotiating skills.
  • Project management skills to handle high volume of contracts/projects.
  • Good communication; relationship management skills.
  • Costumer support focus.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled