Manager, TLC - Technology, Licensing & Collaborations

Lake County, IL, US
Oct 15, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Under the direction of Director, Technology Licensing & Collaborations, partner with the R&D business to effectively negotiate and execute a variety of R&D agreements.

Key Responsibilities Includes:
  • Prepare/draft, negotiate, review, in conjunction with Legal, and execute laboratory service or service agreements, SOWs, academic collaborations, technology feasibility agreements, licenses, consortia, material transfer agreements and amendments.
  • May work through strategic sourcing strategies with R&D business where applicable and actively help manage vendors with Master agreements in place. Review and analyze performance of vendors and help to develop solutions to ensure overall performance and quality of services and effectively manage relationship.
  • Develop and maintain necessary documentation for contracts including PO Summary Forms, Executive Summaries, Bids, JFSAs, etc.
  • Manage interactions with external parties.
  • Communicate status of negotiations with key stakeholders timely.
  • Provide alliance management support for agreements where applicable.
  • Ensure compliance with Global Purchasing delegation, including signatory authority and its delegation, and ensure compliance with all applicable Purchasing, ethics, R&D, Finance, Legal and Corporate policies.
  • Promote AbbVie as a partner of choice in all external communications and dealings and work to build the AbbVie brand.

  • 5+ years pharmaceutical industry experience. College degree. Science preferred (BS, MS, PhD.). MBA, JD, paralegal degree or equivalent contracting/licensing experience
  • Expert knowledge of multidisciplinary operations. Excellent negotiating skills. Project management skills to handle high volume of contracts/projects. Good communication; relationship management skills. Costumer support focus.