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Director I, RDAA Business Excellence Strategy and Operations

Irvine, California
Start date
Feb 23, 2024

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The Director works side by side with RDAA Business Excellence lead across multiple cross-functional and divisional stakeholders to drive centralized operational functions, process improvements and key strategic initiatives for R&D Aesthetics. This individual will be a key leader in driving best in class business operations for the Aesthetics R&D organization; increasing agility and reducing complexity across the business. 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. 


    Manages a dedicated team executing third party processes for RDAA stakeholders working with AbbVie partners such as the Central Consulting Group and Purchasing functions Works with cross-functional business operations teams to develop process improvement business cases and manage rollout/implementation to the RDAA organization Operates as a dedicated leader and point of contact for R&D Aesthetics operational processes and process improvement Drives development of financial forecasting/budgeting excellence tools for Asset teams working collaboratively with Finance and PPM counterparts Leads development of KPIs and analytics for third party process support to drive continuous improvement in support model 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, Procurement, 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 and shared support functions at Abbvie 


      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 preferred. 5+ years experience in a business operations role; and/or experience in finance/accounting/procurement preferred. Proven 5-7 years in a leadership role with strong management skills required.  Management consultant or similar business consulting experience 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 Demonstrated ability to engage senior leadership to drive alignment on a strategic vision and facilitate decision making on critical issues Extensive experience in business operations role incl. 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. Note: Higher education may compensate for years of experience  Key Stakeholders: RDAA, Abbvie R&D and Operations leadership 

    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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