Director, R&D Strategic Priorities

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 28, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Associate 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
  • Establishes and implements improvement methodologies and techniques to be used, governance structure, project management structure and progress reporting
  • Defines a portfolio of projects to deliver high value, cross-functional productivity improvements
  • Develop and assess cost, resource projections and metrics for the function
  • This is the second level position (of 2 levels) within a job family which responsible for overseeing the management of projects that are cross-functional and cross-divisional, highly complex, have high impact and are top priority for the organization
  • This role will be integral in setting the functional area strategy
  • This position will report into a director level and will have direct and indirect reports
  • This position will be responsible for their functional department budget
  • This position is responsible for problem solving, risk mitigation and contingency plans at a global level

  • Bachelor’s degree (or ex-US equivalent) is required, typically in nursing or scientific field. An Associate’s degree/R.N. (or ex-US equivalent) with relevant experience is acceptable
  • Must have 12+ years of Pharma-related/ clinical research related experience (and/or applicable work experience); including 8 years (and/or applicable work experience); in clinical research demonstrating a high level of core, technical and leadership competencies through setting and driving strategy and leading a global team
  • Possesses good communication skills and exhibits robust decision-making skills
  • Demonstration of successful coaching/ mentoring and people management (remote management experience preferred)
  • Considered a Subject Matter Expert and competent in the application of standard business procedures (SOPs, ICH, Global Regulations, Ethics and Compliance)
  • Integral participation in advancement strategies for clinical operations
  • Lean Six Sigma, Change management, Greenbelt, black belt or process improvement experience desirable

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.