Associate Director, IT Business Office

Lake County, Illinois
Jun 12, 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.

  • Owns the process and execution of the Long Range Plan and Capital Planning.
  • Responsible for the monthly, quarterly, and annual portfolio prioritization process for the aligned functional areas.
  • Manages / leads financial investment modeling for the functional portfolio (priority, affordability), inclusive of project cost tracking and invoicing.
  • Manages functional area project inventory as component of enterprise IT inventory.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate and divisional policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates / leads the development of business cases aligned to the functional area roadmap: liaises with business and IT sponsors to lead the creation, review, and ultimately presentation of business cases to the functional and IT governance forums, ensuring that the appropriate contributors and reviewers are engaged.
  • Responsible for R&D IT Scorecards/Metrics: Establish and execute frameworks for capturing both ongoing process execution and spend metrics across R&D IT, suitable for periodic variance tracking against internal IT priorities, and benchmarking against external industry peers.
  • Resource Management: Project resource needs, develop resourcing strategies, report resourcing forecast for improved leverage, capability development.
  • Value Management: Ensure that value creation occurs within scope, schedule and budget allotted the projects within the portfolio, manage portfolio changes to maximize project expenditure is aligned to meaningful and competitive technology strategies for the businesses served.
  • Resource and Team Management: Responsible for managing a geographically dispersed team across Release / Demand / Financial Analysts roles to ensure proper alignment and delivery of team objectives.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study.
  • Requires 5+ years of demonstrable experience of managing large, complex IT portfolios and 10+ years of demonstrable experience managing IT projects.
  • Knowledge / qualification in IT standards such as ITIL.
  • Demonstrable knowledge, experience and capabilities in: financial planning and evaluation, business plan development, investment modeling, portfolio planning, and Request, Project and Program methodologies and lifecycles, e.g. SDLC.
  • PMP, Prince2 qualified, Six Sigma preferred.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry preferred.

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.