Manager, Disruptive Emerging Technology Strategy

Lake County, IL
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Who are we and what is our role? We are technology dreamers, who not only can conceive, design, engineer, and implement emerging technology ideas to meet our most critical business challenges, but we lead and nurture them. We investigate, identify, and proof out state-of-the-art technologies that drive our vision and strategies. We evaluate and disseminate this knowledge in a timely fashion to accelerate AbbVie's mission to solve critical unmet medical needs.

As the Manager, Disruptive Emerging Technology Strategy, you will work closely with the Director of Innovation to deliver the no-limits, "think big" vision that define AbbVie's next-generation approaches to data science, digital health, and next-gen computing. This position requires a credible leader with a well-established and consistent record of understanding emerging technology trends across healthcare and technology and converting this knowledge into creative, timely, and realistic strategic plans for our partners across AbbVie's global research, operations, and commercial functions.

The role is based in AbbVie's Global Headquarters in Lake County, IL.

Key Responsibilities Include:
    Do you anticipate and critically evaluate technological advances? We are passionate about information and strive to share and use it to advance those around us. Do you often demonstrate creative understanding and application of new technologies and methodologies to accelerate and drive innovation? We seek to prove out this understanding and develop a value story and prototype to demonstrate the value Do you get excited demonstrating your deep technical knowledge and how it can have an impact on our strategies, culture and innovation? Can you quickly build and influence new relationships? Lead, influence, and mentor others within a cross-functional environment Utilize your strong business insight, intuition, and presentation skills to keep key partners well-informed of progress and achievements

Some intangibles we're looking for:
    You are intrinsically're not afraid to brainstorm new ideas that challenge the status value working and collaborating with sincere scientific and business colleagues You possess the analytical and "fast-fail" ideation skills to sift through large numbers of ideas to find the best ones prior to investment You enjoy develop compelling visions and resource worthy plans You can expertly convey what has worked well and what has not, and you can to apply that wisdom to the mission of finding and sourcing the world's greatest technologies You are data centric - you know how to move data around and integrate and visualize it; you understand previously and yet to be solved Big Data use cases and solutions You don't shy away from big problems and petabytes, and you want to be a part of teams that are solving challenging, outstanding problems in human health


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • BS + 14 years of experience, or MS + 12 years of experience or PhD + 6 years of experience.
  • MS, MBA or PhD in computer science, computational biology, computational chemistry, bioinformatics or other health related computational science discipline is preferred.