Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 28, 2021
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.

  • Establishes and implements improvement methodologies and techniques to be used, governance structure, project management structure and progress reporting
  • Develop and assess integrated project plans, resource projections, risk plans, and effectiveness metrics for each initiative
  • Accountable for helping team navigate the change management process effectively and efficiently
  • This position is responsible for problem solving, risk mitigation and contingency plans at a global level
  • Providing program management leadership across a program of projects or a large project with a broad implementation. This role will be integral in setting and ensuring alignment across a set of integrated initiatives
  • Actively shares learning and collaborates with other Initiative PMs to apply best practices to supported teams
  • Supports high performing project teams through monitoring and assessing the team’s performance
  • This is the first level position (of 2 levels) within a job family which responsible for overseeing the management of projects that are cross-functional, highly complex, have high impact and are top priority for the organization
  • This position will report into a director level and will manage matrix teams. This position may have 1-2 direct reports

  • Bachelor’s degree (or ex-US equivalent) is required, typically in scientific field. An Associate’s degree/R.N. (or ex-US equivalent) with relevant experience is acceptable
  • 8+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles associated with drug development (research and development, commercial, project management, operations) Minimum of 2 years supporting cross-functional teams in a core function (Program Management, Development, Regulatory, Operations)
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong project management experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Preferred: Experience with both global and regional teams in the pharmaceutical industryDemonstration of leading a global teamPMP, Change management, Lean Six Sigma or process improvement experiencedesirable

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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.