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Director I, RDAA Business Excellence Strategy and Operations

Irvine, California
Start date
Sep 19, 2023

Job Details


The Director works side by side with RDAA Business Excellence lead across multiple cross-functional and divisional stakeholders to drive key strategic initiatives and centralized operational functions for Portfolio Strategy and Operations organization to support RDAA.  Anticipates business needs through strategic planning and trend analysis and with alignment of key stakeholders across R&D with interfaces in commercial and operations. Operates with a continuous improvement mindset driving strategic initiatives and enabling cross-functional operational efficiencies. Will operate proactively, owning work under support and anticipating future business needs.


·       Works with cross-functional business operations team to develop process improvement business cases and manage rollout/implementation to the RDAA organization

·       Leads development of KPIs and analytics for third party process support to drive continuous improvement in support model

·       Supports broader team executing third party processes working with RDAA stakeholders and AbbVie partners such as the Central Consulting Group and Purchasing functions.

·       Supports cross-functional strategy work including (but not limited to) – above asset GPSO initiatives and workshops supporting strategy development

·       Drives cross-functional development of executive communications materials for key leadership readouts

·       Co-lead strategic workshop sessions as needed across RDAA functions

·       Develop R&D AA playbooks, tools, and templates to enable Allergan Aesthetics streamlined capabilities and ways of working

·       Builds partnerships with staff, vendors, Legal, HR, Finance, Central Consultancy Group (CCG), and Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) to ensure achievement of business activities for RDAA.

·       Role will have frequent interactions with functional leaders across RDAA


    ·       Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred. Certifications a plus.
    Minimum 10 years Business related experience required. 5+ years in pharmaceutical, healthcare or regulated industry and strong knowledge in pharmaceutical regulations i.e. FDA and European Union preferred. 5+ years experience in a business operations/strategy role; and/or experience in finance/accounting/procurement preferred. Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical regulations, i.e. FDA and European Union and their impact to organization processes and technology tools preferred.

    ·       Proven 5-7 years in a leadership role with strong management skills preferred

    ·       Management consultant or similar business consulting experience strongly preferred

    Experience working in a complex and matrix environment required. Demonstrated ability to lead multi-divisional and multi-functional teams with global aspects required.

    ·       Strong communication skills, both oral and written required. Ability to craft compelling business cases and sell new ideas preferred.

    ·       Experience analyzing complex business problems and facilitating the design of innovative solutions preferred including leading complex strategic initiatives over time

    ·       Prior experience with purchasing or financial processes preferred (including SAP, purchasing, vendor contracts, purchase order set up and invoice resolution).

    ·       Keen awareness to cultural nuances; proven ability to work in a global environment.

    ·       Proficiency in project planning and management experience including successful implementation of business and/or technology initiatives preferred.

    Extensive experience in business operations role preferred.  Note: Higher education may compensate for years of experience

    Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: 

    The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

    We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

    This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. 

    This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs. 

    Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. 

    AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


    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, and YouTube.

    Stock Symbol: ABBV

    Stock Exchange: NYSE

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