Associate Director, Supply Chain Brand

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 15, 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.

  • Provide leadership to drive multiple and/or complex operations Brand /Program(s) with little direction or supervision from the Supply Chain Director.
  • Manage Brands and Programs that drive over $500Million in sales. Projects / lifecycle transitions impact $100’s of millions in sales.
  • Leader or core member of Operations Brand Team.
  • Manage and provide leadership to other Brand Manager team members, where appropriate.
  • Create viable Brand plans, financial plans, LRP, risk management and Lifecycle strategies. Justify and ensure alignment with AbbVie’s business goals and strategic imperatives.
  • Primary interface with Commercial to develop and gain agreement on Brand/Product forecasts. Remain current on internal and external factors impacting their Brand/Product(s).
  • Provide a central point of contact for stakeholders from Commercial, R&D, S&T, Legal, Tax, Quality, Regulatory, Finance, Manufacturing and TPMs.
  • Capable of communicating effectively and widely to all levels of the organization.
  • Communicate a common vision to the cross-functional stakeholders and teams to ensure that roles, responsibilities, and issues are clearly understood and resulting activities are agreed and coordinated.
  • Initiate and manage program activities to optimize the operational performance and meet strategic business needs while ensuring that assurance of supply is achieved. Ensure programs/projects follow the PMO roadmap to drive standardized, effective program/project management.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or Science plus business and product management in Life Science. MBA or higher education desired but not required.
  • 8-12 years of experience in Operations, Supply Chain, Management, Product Development, and / or Financial Management.
  • Proven experience in managing effective teams and fostering collaboration across organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated success as a collaborative team player.
  • Proven excellent presentation, oral, written and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and handle conflicting priorities to deliver results. Demonstrated self-starter that communicates actions, decisions and concerns with little direction or supervision.
  • Proven capability to manage, implement and influence large change management programs.
  • Knowledge of the Commercial and process understanding, and experience of the Products / Brands they manage.
  • Understanding of core business and financial processes.
  • Proven ability to interface effectively in worldwide cultural settings and with executive level management.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 15 % 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.