Principal Business Systems Consultant

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Ref
1905631
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
  • Works with senior business unit clients to understand specific business processes, business drivers, and business strategy across multiple functions; Personally or through indirect team management identifies, prioritizes and communicates resulting needs and opportunities for business process improvement that can be enabled via technology; Uses technical consulting skills and expertise to translate business requirements to BTS and functional requirements to the domain.
  • Proactively investigates and understands capabilities of existing systems and technologies already in use across the business area and similar and interconnected business areas in AbbVie; Investigates emerging internal and external technologies and actively connects these capabilities to proactively address business needs. Directly interacts with Functional Sr Directors/Directors and their senior staff.
  • Defines needed human and technology capabilities contributing to and helping to build necessary training. Mentors . Identifies, communicates, and actively participates in opportunities to improve process and/or technology. These may include business process outsourcing, application development or adopting business process management (BPM) practices.
  • Accountable for the creation and further refinement of project requirements and for BTO Demand initiation and coordination. Anticipates risks project/program risks, defines mitigation plans and works with teams to implement. Working with business partners and BTO management, responsible for resolving changes to scope, issues and risks that will affect multiple and/or large-scale projects/programs.
  • Simultaneously considers objectives of multiple functions. Measure performance to assure the project is progressing as compared to original plan and budget. Accountable for the accuracy of the fit of the proposed business process improvements and the technical solution to the business needs and the information upon which the business justification and prioritization decisions are made. Understand and execute AbbVie's vision, goals and strategies and uses this understanding to broker services.
  • As an individual contributor adeptly navigate cross-functional and highly matrixed teams through indirect authority. Has defined authority and responsibility for a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects. and delegates assignments across multiple and/or large-scale projects/programs. Accountable for actions and decisions taken by self and project teams.
  • Anticipates and responds to current and emerging business needs and evaluates alternative IT solutions using standard information systems methodologies and best practices. Determines necessary resources to ensure program and business needs are addressed through proactive priority management with business leaders. Manages, motivates and mentor cross-functional and enterprise project teams. Works with governance bodies to ensure alignment.
  • Proactively seeks out strategic business opportunities for the application of new or existing IT capabilities (across multiple business areas) with high-level business unit executives providing key opinion-leading clients with comprehensive strategic analyses and insights to help them discover strategic uses of IT products and services. Experience managing a project/program budget of at least $1 million.
  • Builds collaborative relationships and effectively interacts frequently with business and/or technology senior leaders. Acts as a senior liaison and business process expert to IT organizations to assure successful implementation. Serves as a source of information to the service organizations on the business drivers, processes and organization structure and dynamics of multiple business areas. Subject matter expert in their technology and/or functional domain.
  • Interacts well with diverse groups within function and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators. Consistently demonstrate AbbVie's Ways of Working and Leadership Attributes including an enterprise mindset and people leadership. Serves as a mentor to develops and recognize talent. Ability to communicate problems in terms that are understandable to BTS Leadership and end users at all levels.


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study with 10+ years of demonstrable experience of managing IT projects.Master's Degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent is preferred with 8+ years of demonstrable experience of managing IT projects.Knowledge / qualification in IT standards such as ITIL.
  • Demonstrable knowledge, experience and capabilities in: financial planning and evaluation, business plan development, investment modeling, portfolio planning, and Request, Project and Program methodologies and lifecycles, e.g. SDLC.Knowledge of Pharmaceutical industry preferred.