Director - BTS Data and Statistical Sciences

Lake County, Illinois
Oct 11, 2021
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.

Provide leadership to develop technology strategies that support business goals. This role will have impact and influence supporting the Data & Statistical Sciences (DSS) organization. 

Build a collaborative partnership with technology and functional domain senior leadership. Develop and guide delivery of comprehensive technology solutions that address prioritized business problems and innovation needs for the Clinical Data Strategy & Operations, Statistical Reporting, Clinical Analytics and Digital Health & Sciences teams.

  • Strategy & Influence: Works across multiple business functions in DSS and BTS to make significant contributions to develop and execute strategies to achieve key objectives.
  • Process Improvement & Optimization: Makes significant contributions to identifying overall process and/or technology improvements.
  • People Management: Responsible for managing a team(s) of Business Analysts (BAs), Business System Consultants (BSCs) and contingent staff.
  • Impact: Make decisions that have an effect on financial, employee and/or public relations posture of Abbvie.
  • Liaison & Relationship Building: Builds collaborative relationships and effectively interacts frequently with business and/or technology senior leadership and vice presidents. Interactions focus on top priority project and influencing strategic decisions. Interacts well with diverse groups across business and technology functions and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
  • Culture: Consistently demonstrate AbbVie's Ways of Working and Leadership Attributes including an enterprise mindset and people leadership. Effectively manages performance, provides timely feedback, appropriately rewards and recognizes valuable achievement, develops talent, and creates a succession pipeline. Understand and execute AbbVie's vision, goals and strategies.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and 10+ years of experience. Masters degree and work experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Past experience working with data centered around clinical trial participants (patient level data collected during clinical trials).
  • Past experience working with/supporting technologies such as Electronic Data Capture (EDC), Interactive Response Technology (IRT), Lab systems, electronic patient reported outcomes/diaries, imaging will be preferred.
  • Proven ability to drive outstanding employee performance and engagement through developing, coaching, motivating, energizing and inspiring team members.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing teams with a resource mix of managers, employees, matrixed teams, virtual teams, contractors and managed service providers.
  • Experience delivering regulated solutions (GxP) and non regulated solutions following the software development life cycle, both leveraging agile DevOps methodologies and classic waterfall approaches.
  • Proven experience selecting and implementing both SaaS and bespoke solutions.
  • Experience managing project/functional budget in the multi-million per year range.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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