AbbVie

Business Systems Consultant

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, United States
Posted
Sep 02, 2020
Ref
2006470
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Purpose:
Proactively seeks out strategic business opportunities with divisional executives. Provides guidance and leadership associated with the planning, procurement, provision, delivery, mgmt., maintenance and effective use of information systems for the Supply Chain/ Logistics business area. Analyzes business processes; documents requirements; identifies solutions; assesses feasibility and makes recommendations typically seeking to exploit and leverage new or existing technology components. Drives innovation and change while leading and collaborating with stakeholders.

Responsibilities:
  • Works directly with business unit clients to understand specific business processes and business drivers and business strategy across multiple business units; identifies and communicates resulting needs and opportunities for business process improvement that can be enabled via technology;
  • Investigates and understands capabilities of existing systems and technologies already in use across the business area and similar and interconnected business areas in AbbVie and investigates available technologies applied to this business area in industry; identifies information required to support the business strategy and leads the development of appropriate information management strategies, developing them as an integrated part of the business strategy.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. Identifies current and emerging business needs and evaluates alternative technology solutions using standard information systems methodologies and best practices.
  • Proactively seeks out strategic business opportunities for the application of new or existing technology 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 technology products and services.
  • Develops, leads, or reviews the creation of information systems strategy to support the strategic requirements of multiple business areas. Identifies the business benefits of alternative strategies. Ensures compliance between business strategies and technology directions. May prepare testing plans to confirm that requirements and system design are accurate and complete. Conducts training.
  • Makes recommendations to process stakeholders regarding the correct approach to achieve process improvement objectives. These may include business process outsourcing, application development or adopting business process management (BPM) practices.
  • Develops business relationships and integrates activities with other BTOs to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts. Manages relationships between clients involved and BTOs to assure effective communication between the groups is occurring. Brokers services within BTS on behalf of customers; coordinates portfolio of solutions, and identifies interdependencies.
  • Allies with other BTOs to remain current on project status, and inform customer management of progress; conversely, keeps BTS managers aware of user issues and resolves conflicts. Identifies the impact of any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations on the organization's use of information.
  • Has defined authority and responsibility for a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects. Establishes organizational objectives and delegates assignments. Accountable for actions and decisions taken by self and subordinates.
  • 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. Also accountable for communicating the business need and drivers to development groups to assure the implementation phase can fulfill the business need.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10 years related work experience
  • Strong warehouse, distribution and transportation business process knowledge and experience
  • Capable of strategically predicting and planning long-range IT needs related to assigned business function
  • Able to lead the architecture design of the technology within assigned business function; understands how it connects to the rest of Supply Chain BTS technologies
  • Experienced at writing detailed functional and technical specifications, test plans, etc.
  • Experience with Transportation Management Systems (TMS), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Operational Visibility, Master Data, SAP Supply Chain Management, SAP WM/eWM, EDI integration knowledge, API, RPA, IoT Devices, Supply Chain KPIs and associated analytics
  • Experience with Machine Learning, AI, Advanced Robotics, Control Tower, and Multi-enterprise Supply Chain Business Network is a plus
  • Strong drive for results, and exercises latitude in the approach to problem solving

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel
No
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
M
Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.