Director, Business Technology Solutions

Lake County, IL, United States
Dec 04, 2020
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 . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

  • Defining and executing the technology strategies that will enable a world class business
  • In-depth knowledge of multiple critical business functions and processes. Possess a working knowledge of the drug development lifecycle and domain expertise in the business functions
  • Leadership in the development and implementation of large scale complex programs including: business case, governance structures and accountability, service strategies, program plans, goals and metrics, processes, change management, supplier contracts, competitive benchmarking, and communications
  • Effectively frames complex issues for decision makers and peers. Facilitates the design of innovative solutions, partners with clients to develop compelling business cases, sells new ideas to management and plans/oversees effective implementation of major technology initiatives
  • Understands and executes AbbVie's vision, goals and strategies. Develop and execute BTS strategies in alignment with other AbbVie businesses
  • Demonstrates experience in all aspects of the software development lifecycle including the assessment of leading technologies all the way through having expertise in delivering operational excellence
  • Leads project teams effectively including escalation and resolution of project issues. Demonstrates disciplined project management expertise, effective group facilitation skills, and the ability to drive consensus among team members
  • Exercises superior management skills in order to create and sustain an environment that attracts, develops, and retains BTS staff
  • Takes a leadership role in creating a positive team experience across the BTS business unit in alignment with our ongoing focus on increasing employee engagement. Identify opportunities for development for team members. Ensure active partnerships and open communication across teams
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and external Policies and procedures


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field required. MS/MBA desirable
  • 15+ years of overall IT management experience
  • Experience in leading and organizing project teams and working across organizational boundaries
  • Possess and "executive presence" with the ability to influence and advise executive leadership
  • Strong collaboration and strategic thinking skills to help drive continuous improvement solutions
  • Experience in translating organizational, strategic and tactical business plans in IT strategic and operational plans
  • Established management experience to lead, coach and develop individual contributors as well as program team leads
  • Dedicated team player with proven leadership skills to direct cross functional project teams
  • Strong Financial acumen
  • Preferred: Experience in ISO standards, Software Development Lifecycle (SLC) processes, IT Validation practices, SQA practices, and GxP, SOX, HIPAA, etc. regulations around IT systems

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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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.