Associate Director, Talent & Development - LATAM

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 24, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Manager, Talent and Development - LATAM will be part of a high-energy team whose primary focus is to support AbbVie's strategic talent management strategy and initiatives. This individual will be instrumental in educating and consulting with leaders and Business Human Resources (HR) on talent management best practices to drive talent outcomes and business performance.

Primary Job Function / Core Job Responsibilities:

The Senior Manager, Talent and Development - LATAM will:
  • Partner with BHR and key stakeholders to establish and implement talent and development strategies in LATAM in alignment with the broader AbbVie Talent Management and Executive & Leadership Development strategy.
  • Partner with and coach leadership to identify top talent within the organization and differentiate their development, creating a deep pipeline of talent. Guide the Human Resources and Leadership team to shape the talent agenda and make associated talent decisions that align with the business strategy.
  • Lead process implementation for Performance Management and Talent Reviews; train BHR on practice, process and tools. Support BHR and leaders to implement the processes consistently. Drive better process and talent outcomes year over year.
  • Provide proficient consultation on all phases of talent management such as succession management, assessment and feedback, talent pipelines, selection processes, and senior leader transitions.
  • Assess outcomes of Area/Function talent management processes; work with BHR and partner organizations to identify themes. Provide insights that lead to solutions and actions to build capability of talent.
  • Execute on talent strategies for critical capabilities in Area/Function, measurably strengthening the talent bench.
  • Collaborate with Area/Function Talent Development to assess and design necessary development to fill gaps in the talent pipeline for high potential and high performing employees, or key teams.
  • Partner closely with HR colleagues in Business Human Resources (BHR) to ensure coordinated effort and impact on talent pipeline in the Area.
  • Collaborate and contribute to the leadership of the AbbVie Talent & Development and Talent Management functions.

    As part of the Talent Development Remit:
  • Drive Talent Development strategy and initiatives across LATAM including:
    • Customize global solutions, if needed, and design/develop area-specific solutions to augment AbbVie leadership solutions
    • Contribute to the design/development of global solutions contributing Area perspective
    • Implement related services, programs, resources, and tools
    • Manage and facilitate learning events for select LATAM business leaders and key talent
    • Evaluate and report long term impact metrics

      Senior Manager, Talent and Development - LATAM will interface and partner with:
  • TM and TD Global Directors - and participate on both teams in service of driving the T&D strategies and initiatives across LATAM
  • TM leaders for Headquarters Functions and other Areas
  • T&D leaders for Executive & Leadership Development and other Areas
  • HR Partners
  • T&D Operations and HR Services
  • Business Leaders
  • Customer Excellence
  • External vendors



Bachelor's degree required. Major in Business preferred. Masters degree an asset.

Experience/Training Required:
  • 8 years in Human Resources Management with emphasis in Talent Management practice and process development.
  • Demonstrated results in working in a matrix and virtual environment required; prefer experience working in LATAM for large multinational company.
  • Proven experience leading teams directly and indirectly; effective in managing complex projects across multi-disciplinary, matrix environments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build executive ready presentations, communicate with executive audiences.
  • Experience with developing strategies and implementing the related tactics.
  • Experience leveraging senior business leaders to sponsor solutions.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and consulting skills.

  • Advanced degree in Human Resources or Business Management.
  • Fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience living and working in a range of countries and cultures.
  • Fluency and experience working with HR analytics.


Reports to the Director, Global Talent Management
  • Develops strategies for talent management and leadership development in LATAM aligned with AbbVie strategies.
  • Ensure flawless execution of talent processes and practices in LATAM.
  • Deliver leadership development solutions in LATAM.


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