Associate Director, Precision Medicine Program Management Office

Lake County, IL, United States
Mar 02, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Purpose :

The Precision Medicine Program Management Office (PMed PMO) focuses on driving performance through strategic and operational leadership. The PMed PMO serves as a strategic partner for the PMed Leadership Team and is the primary operational contact enabling effective communication and alignment within the PMed organization as well as across relevant functions (PPM, Discovery, Development, etc.). This role is accountable for managing complex initiatives and projects within the PMed organization to ensure appropriate prioritization and resourcing. Works with the PMed Leadership Team to develop project objectives, strategies, timelines, and milestones to advance the pipeline.

Responsibilities :
  • Independently drives and influences day to day activities and, with oversight, strategic deliverables to the PMed team ensuring they are efficient and effective across functional boundaries.
  • Supports all operational aspects of Precision Medicine Review Forum (PMRF) including aligning scheduling and agendas with existing governance milestones. Serves as a meeting manager.
  • Partners with PMed and CDx teams to drive overall program management and ensures timely execution of PMed deliverables across the evolving pipeline.
  • Orchestrates overall PMed program implementation across initiatives.
  • Tracks initiative progress and results, and ensures timely and coordinated execution of milestones through regular touchpoints with initiative leads (meetings, materials share, etc). Mobilizes and engages with initiatives leads as optimal.
  • Ensures regular pulse checks to monitor short-, medium-, and long-term success for PMed program. Proposes and coordinates interventions in response to pulse check results to ensure success.
  • Manages interfaces with organization by coordinating communications and change management for key PMed changes, collecting and implementing feedback from key stakeholders.
  • Identifies interdependencies and resolves issues across PMED program initiatives. Escalates when necessary.
  • Coordinates various program updates (e.g., updates to PMed Team Leaders Forum, DLT, RDLT) and maintains key materials (communication packages, Pre-FIH and CDx guidebooks and workplans, etc.).
  • Drives strategic planning and execution across the PMed organization ensuring appropriate prioritization and interdependencies. Ensures PMed program activities are actively tracked and reported across all PMed functions, highlighting potential delays, risks, and developing mitigation plans.


  • 7+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles in at least one role/functional area associated with drug development (research and development, commercial, project management, operations).
  • 4+ years in a cross-functional project / program management role.
  • Strong program management skills and knowledge of program management practices in the
  • pharmaceutical industry and common tools utilized.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead without direct authority, ability to excel in a matrixed environment and independently drive to deliver on business objectives.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing change management strategies as well as successful project planning and management of highly complex business and technology initiatives.
  • Ability to think strategically and cross-functionally across TA program to identify opportunities and make connections to advance business deliverables.
  • Applied knowledge of program management tools and processes (e.g., management of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement).
  • Consistently communicates to an executive level in an accurate, regular, concise, and inclusive manner.
  • Extensive experience with performance measurement and communication (e.g., metrics, dashboards).

Key Stakeholders :

R&D and Precision Medicine leadership, Portfolio Program Management, functional and/or area leads.

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