RDQA, Project Manager

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 20, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
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.

  • Supports and monitors the operational aspects of RQS business portfolio for cross-RQS capital projects: Manages RQS Budget Ready to Go (RTG) and Ready to Give Up (RTGU) process; Manage Intake, tracking, communication, end of year summary, and reconciliation with Finance and IR portfolio managers on Ready to Go items; Develops, monitors and provides LBEs for RQS General Capital budget and authors Request for Capital Expenditures (RCEs) as needed to acquire necessary funds;
  • Provides project management support for Capital and Functional financial cycle activities and any other functional projects as needed: Prepares status reports and dashboards using standard templates, tracks risks and mitigation plans; tracks issues and facilitates resolution; schedules team meetings; establishes agendas, keeps minutes, manages timelines, creates deliverables and gains approvals, manages artifacts of historical documents);
  • Manages and support the creation of process deliverables (tracking spreadsheets, business cases, PowerPoint summary and visuals) for RQS Capital and RQS Ops Functional Budget Cycles including LRP, Plan and capital project monthly LBEs. Develops RQS cross-functional project proposals for the Long-Range Planning (LRP), Plan and budget planning efforts.
  • Maintains, adapts, socializes and shepherds the utilization of RQS Resource Model to forecast people resource needs based on AbbVie Pipeline during financial cycles and acquisition planning.
  • Or the Role will: Responsible for executing the end to end contract process for all RQS including assisting with planning, development, training, ongoing enhancements, reporting, and relationship with Vendor Management/Consulting stakeholders; Liaison for Third Party Worker programs; managing all related activities including initiation of the request, management of the request process, reconciliation, analysis and budget forecasting.
  • With direction from Operations Director, responsible for completing cross functional projects and strategic initiatives related to RQS Business Operations deliverables. Gains buy-in from management and other appropriate parties.
  • Both Roles Will Be: Responsible for suggesting process efficiencies related to their business operations area and contributes to the identification of gaps. May be assigned to lead change efforts to current process with a focus on continuous improvement to support and build culture.
  • Provides input to procedures and work instructions to support the vision and strategy for to their specific business operations area. Create/maintains process flow diagrams depicting activities. Develops and delivers relevant training to Business Owners, Vendors, and other appropriate parties.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of each of the RQS business functions. Demonstrates knowledge of the product life-cycle business processes, and regulations in the RQS functions. Works with RQS management to develop long-term strategies for business performance optimization within RQS. Establishes effective working relationships with peers and stakeholders across related and partner functions such as IT, vendors, Purchasing, Kelly Services, Legal, Finance, CCG, and OEC.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in utilizing multiple systems/software tools (Innotas, QUEST, SRM, excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint, Vendor Master, Magellan, Midas, SRM, Salesforce, Org Plus, Fieldglass) to capture, read, analyze, and report pertinent data.

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 12 years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Project Management Certification a plus (e.g. Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Minimum 6 years related experience with Bachelor’s degree or 12 years’ with High School diploma required. 3 years pharma, health care or industry related experience preferred. 3 years’ experience in a business operations role; and/or experience in finance/accounting/procurement preferred.
  • Proven leadership skills and presence required.
  • Experience working in a complex and matrixed environment required.
  • Robust communication skills both oral and written required. Ability to craft compelling business cases and sell new ideas preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 years project planning and management experience including successful implementation of business and/or technology initiatives preferred.
  • Experience analyzing complex business problems and facilitating the design of innovative solutions preferred.
  • Experience managing contracts and vendor management processes required.
  • Broad experience in business operations role preferred.

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.