Director, Business Human Resources - Strategic Project Management

Lake County, Illinois
Apr 10, 2021
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.

  • Serve as the primary strategic partner to the VP BHR  developing HR strategies, needs assessments and resulting HR solutions for Key Business Initiatives
  • Establishes, builds and maintains strong relationships with key HR partners from all Centers of Excellence and Service Centers to ensure elements of HR are successfully coordinated to meet business needs; includes relationship management, leadership, HR roles/responsibilities.
  • Establishes, builds and maintains strong relationships with key BHR partners, Partner with cross functional BHR on HR needs for function and employees to ensure open communication, understanding and that business needs and concerns are addressed.
  • As a member of the BHR Leadership Team, assist the VP BHR with the strategic plan and priorities for the year including planning and implementation of the enterprise Commercial HR Strategies
  • Prioritize critical projects based on business need and available resources.
  • Manage and leverage human and financial resources within scope of delivered project services while supporting a major segment of the business.
  • Facilitate, implement and model change.  Ensure that day-to-day activities are moving forward.
  • Champion AbbVie ways of working with Business and HR by modeling, educating and coaching on these behaviors.
  • Lead the HR resources support and solution delivery of human resources related projects to support the Allergan Integration, e.g. Change Management of all HR Process changes
  • Collaborate with senior leadership across the organization’s centers of excellence and matrix commercial organization to support AbbVie's corporate strategies.
  • Ensure appropriate amount of resource planning is accounted for by the Practice and Service Centers to support the needs of the respective business segment.
  • A Key Player within US Commercial BHR team. You will support the BHR team in leading HR-related projects within the US Commercial business, as well as, representing the business on company-wide HR projects where appropriate. You will be in an exciting, visible and high-profile role with scope to provide great value to the business, as well as, significant personal development.



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Project management or business experience.
  • Significant breadth of understanding of functional HR roles and responsibilities and impact on the business.  
  • HR Experience across multiple organizations and sites
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting the business.
  • 8+ years dynamic and meaningful experience in HR.


  • Master’s degree preferred, or equivalent.
  • SPHR Certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting the business preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of organizational development activity preferred.

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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.