Associate Director, Vendor Strategy & Relationships

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 23, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
  • Leads vendor meetings, governance, oversight and performance reviews including trending and reporting of KPIs.
  • Develops cross functional relationships with vendor and internal stakeholders and acts as the single point of contract between vendor and the business group to promote vendor accountability, remove dependencies and build standardization.
  • Actively implements solutions to manage issues identified that potentially impact projects, systems or processes.

  • Bachelor’s degree (or ex-US equivalent) in a relevant field such as business economics, science or health administration, Master preferred.
  • Must have 10+ years of clinical development experience (and/or applicable work experience); including 3+ years (and/or applicable work experience); working with global third-party vendors.
  • Demonstrate a high level of core, technical and leadership competencies.
  • Self-directed and fosters a team environment, able to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet commitments
  • Considered a Subject Matter Expert and competent in the application of standard business procedures (SOPs, ICH, Global Regulations, Ethics and Compliance).
  • Possess good communication skills and decision-making skills.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 5 % 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.