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Legal Project Manager

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 19, 2024

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Legal Project Manager is responsible for leading the overall project management for complex global legal projects on AbbVie's Global Strategies and Policy Legal Team and will report into a Director, Legal Strategy & Policy.


  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Accountable for meeting project objectives on schedule and within budget. Uses foresight to anticipate roadblocks before they occur.
  • Collects and compiles project information and ensures information is correct and appropriately communicated; identifies appropriate follow-up activities and impact to Global Strategies and Policy Legal Team and business functional areas.
  • Sets agendas and conducts milestone meetings for ongoing projects.
  • Utilizes project scheduling software to plan and track projects; works with legal and business functional groups to develop the project steps; responsible to ensure information is complete and accurate.
  • Provides a focal point for implementation; assigns responsibilities with the Global Strategies and Policy Legal Team or business organizations as appropriate (internal and external).
  • Responsible for managing large cross-functional department projects, reviews all project processes and seeks ways to improve efficiency and timelines of project processing and deliverables.
  • Sets project priorities, develops project plan, and determines and secures necessary resource needs and reviews key decisions impacting budget/timelines with Global Strategies and Policy Legal Team management to provide recommendations for resolution
  • Has some degree of agency to achieve these objectives and maintain constant communication/interaction with stakeholders to ensure quick responses and satisfactory outcomes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, specific project management or business training/certifications preferred.
  • 3+ years legal project management related experience highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, executive presence and broad business orientation.
  • Proficient in project management practices, portfolio review and budgeting.
  • Strong Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, Visio, and SharePoint skills.
  • Self-directed to achieve the team and project objectives.

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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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago

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