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Associate Director, Organizational Excellence

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Mar 18, 2024

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Company Description
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Job Description

Associate Director, Organizational Excellence

As the Associate Director, Organizational Excellence, you will partner with leaders and teams to prepare the organization for the future and increase performance of AbbVies quickly evolving business.

The primary focus of this role will be to consult on, design and deliver solutions in the areas of organization design, strategy, team effectiveness, culture, and process optimization.

Core Responsibilities : Works independently and/or partners with other members of the Organizational Excellence team to:

  • Consult with leaders across AbbVie globally and in all Functions to identify business needs and opportunities, given the environmental context and challenges expected in the future.

  • Assess the root causes and deliver key insights to the organization that inform recommendations.

  • Help leaders and their teams define the organizational strategy that articulates a clear direction and aligns them on one path to execution.

  • Deliver holistic organizational approaches and solutions, recommending organizational design, team effectiveness, culture, and process changes to accelerate business performance, ensuring alignment with strategy.

  • Facilitate live and virtual solutions, spanning discussions to workshops for senior levels of in line and matrix teams.

  • Leverage a deep familiarity and knowledge of AbbVies culture to increase the likelihood of successful recommendation design and implementation.

  • Advise, influence, and coach senior leaders and HR partners on prioritization of needs and critical conversations related to organizational effectiveness topics, such as readiness for and leading through change, culture, process, organization design efforts, and team leadership.

  • Collaborate to create a data-driven culture within OE, identifying and analyzing data to provide an informed perspective on organizational issues.

  • Participate in creating new tools and methodologies to improve our outcomes to stakeholders and clients.

  • Expand the organizational capability across the BHRs and rest of the organization.


  • Strategic thinking

  • Draws insights and ability to find the big picture.

  • Leads without authority / Influences across all levels and geographies.

  • Establishes early credibility with senior leaders and teams.

  • Deals comfortably with high degrees of ambiguity and navigates through that ambiguity to a solution.

  • Effectively navigates the organization and can swiftly adjust to new information.

  • Executive presence in both small and large engagements

  • Fosters collaboration and teamwork, yet able to work autonomously.

  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Innovates in the face of new challenges.

  • Process optimization orientation

  • Action-orientation over theoretical reliance

Significant Work Activities -Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
  • Bachelors Degree, required; Masters degree, a plus

  • At least 10 years of background/experience in:
    • Internal or external consulting

    • Influencing and collaborating globally and with all levels of leaders

    • Instructional design

    • Facilitation

    • Process design and optimization

    • Organizational effectiveness

  • A proven, strong performer with leadership experience in multiple aspects of the business

  • Record of driving business performance in times of change

  • Knows what it takes for leaders to develop others and create high performing teams.

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies 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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