Manager, Business Human Resources, R&D

Lake County, IL, US
Apr 16, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
As the Manager, Business Human Resources (BHR), you'll be a trusted partner to AbbVie's Global Medical Affairs organization, helping to shape our culture, support our business strategies and finding and developing the talent necessary to make a remarkable impact on AbbVie and patients around the world.

We seek to fully develop our employees' skills so that we can leverage AbbVie's diversity of opinions, cultures and experiences in all that we do. You will leverage best-in-class HR practices to continually construct, deliver and support programs that establish AbbVie as an employer of choice while empowering all employees at all levels of the organization.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as the primary strategic partner to the business, developing HR strategies, needs assessments and resulting HR solutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring the effective "delivery" of all HR programs and services. Responsible for HR results in the business, including client satisfaction, HR effectiveness and associated financial results.
  • Establishes, builds and maintains strong relationships with key HR partners from all Practice Areas and Service Centers to ensure elements of HR are successfully coordinated to meet business needs; includes relationship management, leadership, HR roles & responsibilities, and service delivery commitments.
  • Be the ambassador of the HR organization to represent the services and resources available to the business and help manage the collective reputation of the HR organization as a whole.
  • Coordinate and implement HR strategies to meet organizational needs of a major segment of the business. This includes talent management reviews, year-end activities, and more.
  • Ensure actions and delivery of Practice and Service Centers align with overall HR strategy and meet the needs of the business.
  • Develop proposals and recommendations to resolve strategically important issues affecting a major business segment.
  • Manage and leverage human and financial resources within scope of delivered project services while supporting a major segment of the business.
  • Responsible for managing business needs of multiple senior leadership teams. Know the Business.
  • Significant depth of knowledge of critical success factors and challenges for a major business segment.
  • Identification of trends and new approaches to business process.


  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • 4+ years of previous HR Business Partner exp required
  • Experience supporting a global business and partnering with international based business leaders and HR colleagues.
  • Experience supporting a large business unit within R&D and/or commercial.
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting the business.
  • Project management strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of organizational development activity preferred.
  • Significant breadth of understanding of functional HR roles and responsibilities and impact on the business.
  • Organizational restructuring experience strongly preferred.
  • Creating structural hierarchy strongly preferred.