Associate Director, R&D Strategic Priorities

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 28, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
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.

  • Identify and execute continuous improvement efforts to meet service, quality and cost objectives
  • Influence senior management to apply LSS methodologies
  • Support and motivate teams to ensure timely and successful delivery of projects
  • Provide training and coaching to Sponsors, Black Belts, Green Belts and Kaizen leaders
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and ability to develop strategic scenarios and options aligned with strategy and goals
  • Manages stakeholder relationships and expectations

  • 10 years’ business experience, minimum of 4 years LSS experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferred disciplines: Sciences, Engineering, Operations,Supply Chain or Business Management
  • Accredited LSS Black Belt required; PMP preferred
  • Demonstrated excellent problem solving, analytical and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent communication skills are required
  • Financial acumen and ability to assess project ROI
  • Must be experienced in deploying LSS within a site or functional area
  • Proven experience managing large, complex projects

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.