Manager, User Experience Design

Lake County, IL, United States
Oct 28, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
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 . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Manager, User Experience Design
As the UX Design Manager, you will help nurture and scale a creative, design thinking culture ready to deliver Abbvie's next-generation digital solutions. This position requires a creative creative problem solver with a proven record of leading design teams to deliver user-centric design solutions for global organizations with extensive R&D and B-to-C commercial functions.
Do you love developing compelling visions and resource worthy plans that tackle meaningful problems?
Do you love applying your deep practical knowledge of human centered design and UX approaches to help teams deliver delightful digital experiences?
Do you love working collaboratively with diverse and agile technical teams?
If so, you may be an excellent fit for this role at AbbVie. Join our mission to sustainably improve the lives of patients. This position reports to the Associate Director of User Experience at AbbVie's global headquarters in Lake County, IL.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Help define and lead the UX design function within AbbVie's Design Center of Excellence
  • Build practical UX design capabilities that appropriately pairs the right approaches with project size to achieve high quality outcomes at reasonable cost
  • Form, lead, and influence a complementary team of internal and external resources to offer an enterprise scale UX design practice and services
  • Create process flows, conceptual diagrams, wireframes, and mockups to effectively communicate high-level design strategies and detailed interaction behaviors
  • Present design solutionstointernal stakeholdersin ways that deepen their understanding of how the design solves the problem for the user at hand
  • Provide design leadership to technical teams through on-going application reviews

Some intangibles we value (and hope you value too):
  • We are intrinsically curious and not afraid to pursue new ideas that challenge status quo
  • We value customer input and get solutions into their hands quickly, to learn from their wisdom and correct our mistakes
  • We confidently convey what has worked well and what has not
  • We possess the ideation and design skills needed to define the best paths forward prior to further development and investment


Education and Experience:
  • Outstanding communicator - both verbally and in writing
  • Strong consultation and collaboration skills
  • Strong practical knowledge of user-centered design methodologies, usability principles, information architecture and interaction design
  • Highly proficient with leading design tools such as Sketch, Adobe CC, Figma and InVision
  • Highly proficient building wireframes and interactive prototypes for web and mobile
  • Experience leading and mentoring designers and managing established or growing design teams
  • Has worked on enterprise software solutions and / or complex business solutions
  • A minimum of 10+ years industry/consulting or academic experience is required. A highly relevant BA + MS or MBA degree or equivalent certification is preferred (Computer Science, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction).
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating past work experience creating great user-centered design solutions.

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, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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