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Associate Director, Data Governance

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 27, 2024

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The Data Governance expert for Factory of the Future is responsible for defining, establishing, and implementing AbbVie’s artificial intelligence and data strategy. The initial priority will require establishing AbbVie’s data strategy, and usage of Artificial Intelligence with a strong attention to expanding the company’s understanding, usage, and value creation through the use of data and specifically, Artificial Intelligence both internally, and with our products used by patents, customers and key stakeholders. This position will also have the responsibility of establishing business and IT governance to ensure that data and related investments are aligned with the company’s operating structure and align to the overall data strategy. This person will be successful by implementing a world-class AI engineering service utilized across our business providing efficient means to access data ultimately improving business insight.

As a Data Governance Specialist for the Factory of the Future, your role is to establish and oversee data governance frameworks tailored to the manufacturing environment. Your role involves developing and implementing policies, procedures, and standards for effective data management. You'll ensure data quality, security, and compliance with regulations.


·       Implementing measures for data integrity in the context of Industry 4.0, driving initiatives to optimize data processes, and ensuring that the factory's data ecosystem aligns with industry standards and best practices.

·       Establishing data governance frameworks, collaborating with stakeholders to define data policies, monitoring and enforcing data governance practices, and driving initiatives to improve overall data integrity.

·       Must be oriented in fostering a data-driven culture and maintaining the integrity and reliability of organizational data assets.

·       Plan and implement the overall data and AI strategy. Develop and maintain enterprise priorities and facilitate business and IT governance related to planning and designing how information is managed and how business insights are provided to the business.

·       Discover new opportunities to optimize the business through analytics, AI/ML and use case prioritization.

·       Work closely with business/IT leadership to rationalize and define business analytics and reporting solutions, investments, and priorities that support AbbVie’s strategic direction; Assist business leadership in developing business case rationale.

·       Work in partnership with business and IT to govern AbbVie’s total cost of investment for existing reporting environments with a focus on standardization and consolidation. 

·       Develop KPI dashboards to ensure that the data standards/policies are maintained across the enterprise in accordance with meeting regulatory compliance, maintaining data integrity, and improving access to data. Monitor data issues impacting the business and ensure projects, tasks, and activities are focused on the management of the Enterprise data asset.

·       Work with business leaders and subject matter experts in the identification, research, and remediation of data quality, security, and availability issues across business functions, working closely with key business and IT managers.

·       Work closely across multiple departments and work across the organization utilizing a matrix organization of subject matter experts from key departments across the Enterprise. Facilitate and co-lead the design and implementation of all analytical projects, ensuring that these solutions align with the organization’s strategic direction and technology standards.

·       Will work in a collaborative manner with the shared service operations, IT leadership, and business unit leadership to Work with the Technology teams to deliver a stable and highly available reporting platform.

·       Create a work culture/climate that attracts, develops, and retains top business/IT talent at all levels.

·       Provide leadership across Business/IT to establish and evolve global business application strategy. Evolve maturity of the company’s understanding to drive IT investment based upon business value.

·       Implement and sustain business reporting and data management strategy that services and supports corporate back-office functions, order management, key external business partners, supply chain operations, global engineering, and corporate quality.

·       Implement and maintain compliance and controls for all relevant regulations (FDA, SOX, MoH, etc.) and policies that apply to pharmaceutical, food, and medical device industries.

·       Defines and builds capabilities and needs that are required to achieve our company strategy.


·      B.S. Business, Science, or Engineering (emphasis on business analytics, statistics, or math) or equivalent work experience. An M.B.A. degree or higher is desirable.  A combination of analytical business acumen and technical expertise is expected.

·      15+ years of business analytics/IT information management with strong knowledge of the healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biologics.

·      In-depth knowledge of methods and practices to drive business strategy development, operating model design, enterprise-wide solution delivery related to shared services, data management, and information delivery.

·      Minimum 10 years of business/marketing analysis experience with expertise in Statistics or math. 

·      Experience in web analytics implementation including Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, and troubleshooting required, Expertise in Predictive Analytics is desirable, and Expertise in Excel is an absolute must.

·      Demonstrated ability to present actionable information to business stakeholders required.

·      Exceptional written and verbal communication/presentation skills required.

·      The ability to identify opportunities and immediately act on them is required (self-starter).

·      Ability to prioritize projects; must be impeccably organized.

·      Interacts well with diverse groups across the corporation and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.

·      Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences, while optimizing overall organizational goals.

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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