Director, Strategic Resource Management

Lake County, IL
Nov 28, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Director Strategic Resource Management is responsible for developing, executing and overseeing global resource strategies for Pharmacovigilance & Patient Safety (PPS), including strategic outsourcing, resource management objectives, road-map and key performance indicators. The role is responsible for the consolidated strategy needed to ensure PPS resourcing engagements are aligned to overall business objectives driving business deliverables.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop, execute and oversee global resource strategies for PPS, including strategic outsourcing, resource management objectives, road map and KPI's
  • Objectives: cost efficiencies, flexible capacity, and new business capability development
  • Identify sourcing needs and proposals across PPS in supporting the achievement of corporate goals
  • Continuous maintenance and stewardship, keeping pace with evolving business priorities, by deep understanding of PV business and outsourcing industry
  • Create, implement, and evolve consolidated and function-specific outsourcing plans across PPS (in conjunction with PPS functional management)
  • Partner with PPS functions, PSM, and AbbVie Outsourcing COE to implement new outsourcing engagements and extensions
  • Develop objective approach aligned with PPS sourcing strategy to evaluate PPS activities for potential outsourcing
  • Support engagement RFIs/RFPs, negotiation, contracting, and initiation
  • Liaise with other AbbVie business stakeholders for outsourced work cross-functionally (e.g. Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Development)
  • Continuous involvement and collaborative leadership for all PPS outsourcing engagements, ensuring expert oversight, issue management, and progressive evolution
  • Establish and manage PPS central vendor management capability
  • Key member of PPS vendor governance (engagement- and department-level) and liaison with AbbVie vendor governance (enterprise-level)
  • Provide expert guidance to PPS function-specific supplier management teams
  • Support vendor issue resolution
  • Drive influential and effective relationships with vendors to ensure responsiveness, investment, and support of PPS business strategies
  • Collaborates with PPS SMO, STS, and other functions to lead and participate in initiatives to improve operational performance, enhance culture or improve decision-making
  • Develops and maintains business relationships across functional areas across AbbVie to further PPS objectives in support of the strategic imperatives
  • Partners across PPS leaders to enhance teamwork and department culture, identify issues and workable solutions

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10+ years of experience in vendor management and outsourcing
  • 7+ years of experience in pharmacovigilance
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, and motivate others in a complex, multi-functional matrix environment
  • Executive level collaboration and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • History of anticipating and resolving problems while exhibiting superior judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA regulations and guidelines, and international regulatory requirements/ guidelines

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled