Senior Manager, PV Portfolio Management

Lake County, IL, US
Jul 12, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Manager, PV Portfolio Management, is responsible for successfully delivering project management capabilities for cross-functional teams of medium- to high-complexity within and across the Pharmacovigilance organization. The individual combines knowledge of Pharmacovigilance, and business processes to properly drive the execution of AbbVie's Pharmacovigilance strategies. Responsibilities include developing and managing schedules, activities, and deliverables for Pharmacovigilance initiatives interacting with key stakeholders, and leading process improvement efforts to help achieve business performance goals for compliance and productivity.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides project management leadership in support of Pharmacovigilance initiatives; develops schedules to ensure project milestones are adequately planned and tracked, and works with Pharmacovigilance staff across the globe to drive project execution and deliverables.
  • Works independently to plan and facilitate project meetings and workshops; ensures action items are assigned and completed; periodically summarizes and shares team highlights with stakeholders as necessary.
  • Interacts with Business Lead and other key stakeholders across the enterprise to ensure project milestones are properly communicated; periodically communicates with senior management to provide timely updates on progress and/or issues that may impact the related projects and programs in the Pharmacovigilance portfolio.
  • Drives Portfolio Management operations; ensures project management-related information and tools (e.g., team sites, rosters, charters, schedules) are kept up to date.
  • Plans and executes process improvement initiatives of medium- to high-complexity; demonstrates effective change leadership, and is able to move ideas from concept to implementation.
  • Possesses proficient knowledge of Pharmacovigilance business processes, and regulatory environment; is able to provide business subject matter knowledge on assigned spheres, and demonstrates effective problem solving & decision making, learning and adjusting behaviors based on prior results/experience.
  • Leads team meetings effectively; uses the project governance process to effectively escalate and drive resolution of issues; demonstrates effective group facilitation skills and ability to drive consensus among team members regarding process changes.
  • Develops effective working relationships with project team members; prepares and delivers clear, relevant, and influential written reports and presentations for a variety of audiences.
  • Coordinates and drives deliverable preparation; develops and maintains process models using standard methods and tools; manages and tracks budgets, contracts, communications, metrics, and reporting-related processes.
  • Supports mechanisms to identify, capture, and report business performance metrics. Analyzes metrics with subject matter experts in an effort to drive increase compliance, quality, and productivity across the organization.
  • Incorporates diverse, cross-functional, and global perspectives into strategies & tactics that consistently enhance the ability to improve patient safety.

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in business or science related field (biology, chemistry, microbiology, medical technology, pharmacy, pharmacology), math, engineering, business management, or medical field.

Preferred Education:
  • Advanced degree in science, math, business management, or engineering
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified

Required Experience:
  • 3 - 5 years' related experience
  • Proven leadership skills and presence
  • Experience working in a complex and matrix environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with senior management and executives
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage budget and timelines of projects and resources within a program or project
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Effective use of negotiation skills to resolve issues in cross-functional teams to ensure completion of assigned tasks
  • Keen awareness to cultural nuances; proven ability to work in a global environment
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with and influence multi-divisional and multi-functional teams from across the globe

Preferred Experience:
  • 3-5 years in pharmaceutical, healthcare or regulated industry
  • Proficient in project planning and management including successful implementation of business process initiatives
  • Experience facilitating process modeling and redesign initiatives
  • Training and/or experience with process modeling tools
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement/Lean Six Sigma concepts

Note: Higher education may compensate for years of experience; years of experience may compensate for education