Enterprise Priority Associate Director

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 28, 2021
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Purpose: This role is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Pipeline and Agility Excellence strategy and vision in their assigned Enterprise Critical programs, driving the implementation of best practices through partnership with Clinical Study Leadership and key leaders in other functions.  The role will provide collaboration and leadership required to implementation of best practices for priority programs as well as strategies identified through other sources and will enable agility, transparent communication, and continuous innovation in their assigned programs. Enterprise Critical assets are defined by the R&D Leadership as those which must be driven with the utmost speed and urgency as they are key pipeline assets with potential to drive long-term growth.



  • Partners with the Clinical Study Leadership Program Lead and leadership of other functions to define the desired execution strategies for enterprise critical program(s).
  • Defines success strategies.
  • Drives innovation, agility and implementation of execution strategies, working cross-functionally to ensure appropriate support of site activation, subject recruitment and database lock activities.
  • Drives best practices and supports messaging for the field team (ie, site monitors and medical liaisons) and management.
  • Supports the pull through of lessons learned to the larger DevOps organization; ensuring processes and tools are updated with the most effective and efficient ways of working.
  • Connects with the analytical team to identify data visualization needs and supports the team with program status communication materials.
  • Effectively communicates value of study execution tactics based on data and leadership discussion.
  • Raise issues/ constraints and mitigation to leadership.
  • Develops and manages talent.



  • Bachelor's Degree typically in nursing, scientific or equivalent required; Associates Degree, R.N., or equivalent with relevant experience is acceptable.
  • Must have at least 10 years of Pharma-related/clinical research related experience (and/or applicable work experience).
  • At least 6 years (and/or applicable work experience) in clinical research demonstrating a high level of core, technical, and leadership competencies through setting and driving study strategy and leading a global team in the management and completion of multiple clinical studies.
  • Experience in risk management, successful decision-making, strategic execution in a fast-paced, global environment is critical.
  • Motivates teams and possesses excellent communication and analytical skills; able to form and maintain strong relationships with cross-functional partners.
  • Fast learner; experience in successful study initiation through study completion, primary data analysis, and in multiple phases of studies (Phase 1-3) in accordance with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Global Regulations, Ethics and Compliance.
  • Raises the bar, ability to respectfully challenge team members and functions, manage conflict in order to explore all opportunities and options for execution.
  • Integral participation in initiatives or advancement strategies for clinical operations.
  • Experience in global submissions preferred.

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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