Program Manager I

Lake County, IL, United States
Sep 09, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Develop, execute and manage IT projects within the defined scope. Expedite, manage and coordinated a multitude of interrelated IT project activities within the constraints of human and financial resources and changing priorities to ensure the successful completion of projects.

Program Manager will be responsible for directing, executing and managing of large (multi-million) dollar programs (and/or multiple sub-projects)in the spaces of Infrastructure, Architecture, and Security.

Specifically focused on the IT domain of Infrastructure Automation or (IaC).

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. Quality Management: Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Initiate and Plan IT Projects: Works with business and IT management to establish and gain consensus on project goals, objectives and deliverables.
  • Project Control: Assess the degree to which changes to scope, issues and risks will affect projects working with division and cross divisional management and sponsor to gain agreement for resolution. Measure performance to assure the project is progressing as compared to original plan and budget
  • Executing and Closing Projects: Develops and executes a work plan obtaining authorized resources to ensure all activities are performed. Gather lessons learned and obtain final project approval from sponsor and stakeholders.
  • Project Communication: Communicate project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to Project Team, Division, Cross Division and Executive management. Makes recommendations based on current project status to resolve issues.
  • Resource and Team Management: Coordinate resources to ensure project needs are addressed and effectively assign tasks and deliverables to team members based upon their abilities. Supervises, motivates and mentor cross-functional /cross divisional project team of project managers, business analysts, developers, and validation analysts.

Will lead an Infrastructure automation program with the objective of defining a new service capability for Infrastructure as Code (IaC). This Program will consist of multiple projects spanning across both AbbVie and newly acquired Allergan technologies to insure best use of current knowledge and future capability.

Will be expected to lead some individual projects within the program, as well as oversee activity of additional project managers also working in the program. Therefore, the candidate should be well-skilled and demonstrate experience in having managed and mentored project managers.

Strong collaboration and communication skills given the high degrees of strategic impact, change, project complexity, and potential senior executive interactions.

Solid experience and understanding of tracking and managing program/project budgets and financials.

Will work with a matrixed team, and possibly multiple vendors.

Performs a variety of tasks.

Will lead and direct the work of others.


  • Bachelor degree in Business, Computer Science or related discipline: At least 9 yrs experience in project management, business systems analysis, software development or deployment, with a minimum of 6 years experience managing projects.
  • At least 9 years experience in project management, business systems analysis, software development or deployment, with a minimum of 6 years experience managing projects.
  • Total Combined Experience: 10-13 years

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with using Clarity PPM.
  • Familiarity with Organization Change Management.
  • PMP Certification.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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