Director, Human Capital Planning

Lake County, Illinois
Oct 12, 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.

About AbbVie:

We’re a company that takes on the toughest health challenges. But we do more than treat diseases—we aim to make a remarkable impact on people’s lives. We are AbbVie, a highly focused research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our ~48,000 employees are scientists, researchers, communicators, manufacturing specialists and regulatory experts located around the globe. We come up with new approaches to addressing today’s health issues—from life-threatening illness to chronic conditions. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About Human Capital Strategy

The human capital landscape is rapidly evolving, and the role of HR is changing significantly across industries. Advances in digitization, data, and workforce dynamics presents notable opportunities and challenges that HR needs to contend with –and fast.  To succeed in this environment, the Human Capital Strategy function has been established within AbbVie’s HR organization with the ambition to guide Strategic Human Capital Decisions fueled by Data and Power AbbVie’s Human Capital Management processes with more Integrated Technologies and User-Centric Digital Capabilities.  We realize our ambition through the following pillars of work:

  • Drive our HR Strategic roadmap formulation and execution,

  • Lead our HR information strategy, determining our vision and approach to data and technology, in service of improved user experience and optimization,

  • Leverage data to inform human capital decisions and enterprise strategies, while also supporting AbbVie’s academic research collaborations, with a view towards positioning AbbVie as an industry HR thought leader,

  • Develop a Human Capital Planning capability, leveraging workforce reporting, while aligning to other planning processes, and

  • Continue maximizing third-party workforce investment and marketplace.




As the lead for the Human Capital Planning (HCP), this role will work closely with VP, Human Capital Strategy to spearhead HCP capability across our organization.  This position will partner with a cross-section of stakeholders from across Finance, Business, and HR COEs in the design, development, and execution of HCP processes – with a view to build this capability and team out at AbbVie over time.  In addition to developing and leading the Human Capital Planning process, this position and their team will serve as a key liaisons/consultants to create and facilitate best in class workforce planning and management enabling business growth and forecasts.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Finance and other stakeholders to develop and manage AbbVie’s Human Capital Management strategy and process to optimize workforce mix and organizational structures

  • Responsible for forecasting, interpreting and reporting human capital data to enable business consulting

  • Inform and engage VP HCS, CHRO, HRLT, business, and functional stakeholders as partners throughout this journey to scale workforce planning and help leaders guide company's future talent investments across our footprint.

  • Provide guidance and consultation to key stakeholders on all matters related to workforce planning, support ad hoc analysis as well as specific strategic workforce planning activities

  • Present deliverables with emphasis on translating data and results into actionable insights and recommendations for workforce planning

  • Grow and oversee a workforce planning team (over time) with a view to build and foster partnerships with global business leaders on human capital planning strategy and resourcing requirements

  • Drive implementation of a robust workforce planning software/digital solutions and analytics platform

  • Lead change management processes, such as supply/demand planning and reconciliation





You are energized by being part of creating a new capability, driving process, and change – at scale.  You energize others with your drive and bring them along on the journey.  You have strong business acumen with sound understanding of a P&L and financial planning.  You’re highly analytical and understand how to link data with the strategy and weave compelling stories. Having worked with different kinds of people, you know how to flex your style to the situation. You have the ability to consider issues from multiple perspectives and connect the dots on seemingly disconnected ideas.

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with workforce planning, resource management, or human resources.
  • Experience leading large-scale projects, including those with deliverables with high visibility to senior leaders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and project management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and data visualization skills.
  • Ability to be very strategic and influence the organization towards key outcomes and be tactical such as building out the analysis that inform human capital decisions
  • strong executive presence with great attention to details and excellent interpersonal skills·
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills; prior financial budget and forecasting experience preferred·
  • Ability to execute on multiple concurrent deliverables with sense of urgency· Experience in managing / addressing escalations from senior leaders· Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools (specifically Word and Excel, Access is a plus


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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.