Director, Portfolio Program Management

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 16, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Drive and contribute to Asset Team (Asset Development Team / Asset Leadership Board) strategies and aligned execution. Partner with Project Planners to ensure accurate, up to date asset level timelines and reporting. Identify, communicate and manage asset risks. Partner with the Asset Strategy Leader (ASL) to drive cross-functional Asset Team effectiveness.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Serves as a core member of the Asset Team and coordinates Asset Team activities and deliverables
  • Actively contributes to cross-functional Asset Team discussions both from a PPM functional perspective, and a cross-functional strategic perspective
  • In partnership with the (ASL), leads and coordinates Asset Team development of the cross-functional Asset Strategy
  • Ensures clear translation of asset strategy to integrated execution plans across Asset Team sub-teams
  • Drives a coordinated approach across Asset sub-team project managers to ensure aligned execution of the asset strategy
  • Partners with Project Planners to ensure accurate, up to date asset level timelines and reporting
  • Partners with Project Planners for scenario analysis and associated analytics
  • Ensures that dashboard reports are timely and accurate
  • Identifies, communicates and manages asset risks
  • Partners with the ASL to proactively identify, communicate and manage cross-functional asset risks with an All for One AbbVie mindset
  • Partners with sub-team project managers to ensure transparent identification and communication of sub-team risks
  • Partners with ASL and applies judgment to ensure that the appropriate risks are captured at the Asset Team level and transparently communicated and escalated as appropriate.
  • Partners with the ASL to drive cross-functional Asset Team effectiveness
  • Drives cross-functional alignment within the Asset Team and structures Asset Team discussions to drive good decision making practices
  • Supports high performing Asset Team through monitoring and assessing the team's performance
  • Actively shares learning and collaborates with other Asset Team PPM leads to apply best practices to supported Asset Teams
  • Accountable for helping Asset Team navigate the governance process effectively and efficiently and appropriate use of each forum


  • 4-6+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles associated with drug development (research and development, commercial, project management, operations) with a track record of expertise in one or more therapeutic areas
  • Minimum of 3 years supporting cross-functional drug development teams in a core function (Program Management, Commercial, Development, Regulatory, Operations)
  • Developing strategic thinking and leadership skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral.
  • Growing knowledge of program management practices in the pharmaceutical industry


  • Experience in late stage drug development, including being a part of a launch team
  • Experience with both global and regional teams in the pharmaceutical industry