Associate Director, Business Systems - Quality Assurance

Lake County, Illinois
Jun 09, 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.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Understands corporation's vision, goals and strategies. Develops appropriate IT strategies aligned with the business.
  • Champions change and innovation. Stimulates creativity and innovation in others. Open to new ideas. Supports those who initiate change and take risks.
  • Elicits and diagnoses strategic business requirements for initiatives and programs. Provides advice and counsel regarding effective system utilization to meet business requirements.
  • Understands the business processes in multiple business functions. Leads development and application of strategy. Work involves application of high- level management and leadership skills. Has deep understanding of information systems industry and emerging technologies and implications for the broad business environment.
  • Determines alternative delivery mechanisms. Understands industry best practice, strategies, and tactics in client business area.
  • Negotiates, secures, oversees and ensures that resources are available to meet the long-range operational demands of the business area.
  • Oversees and control department budgets, project capital / RCE expenditures & ROI. Develops, monitors and meets expense and recovery plans. Continually looks for opportunities for cost avoidance and cost reductions. Manages IT investment for multiple functions.
  • Participates in setting policies and procedures. Identifies the impact of any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations on the organization's use of information technology.
  • Operates within broad goals and objectives. Makes decisions that impact the division. Makes strategic decisions that impact the corporation. Has authority and responsibility for all aspects of a significant area of work. Is held fully accountable for actions taken and decisions made, both by self and any subordinates. Establishes and maintains high-quality relationships with all levels across the company and with external partners / suppliers.

  • Bachelor's degree and 9 years experience, or Master's degree and 8 years experience, or PhD and 4 years experience, preferably in business information systems, or a discipline closely related to the client area served.
  • Project Management experience. Business and process experience.
  • 1-2 years supervisory and employee development experience. 2-3 years strategic IT planning experience.
  • Can explain and present complex technical ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels up to the highest in a persuasive and convincing manner.
  • Broad and deep IT knowledge coupled with equivalent knowledge of the processes and activities of the business.
  • Able to understand and communicate the potential impact of emerging technologies on organizations and individuals and can analyze the risks of using or not using such technologies.

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.