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Associate Director, IT Compliance

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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

Take the next step in your career with an organization that strategically invests in the long-term health of the company, its technology and its people. The AbbVie Business Technology Solutions (BTS) team shapes the digital transformation necessary for our treatments to positively impact patients' lives. In the role ofLead, Business Domain Risk, Security & Compliance, you'll tackle complex challenges as you develop and diversify your professional experiences while helping others grow and develop their skills.

In this role youll be responsible for:

  • Driving innovation and automation in the way we manage our compliance processes and programs within Information Research. Continuously looking for opportunities to streamline and simplify the complex to advance the delivery of our services for the domains we support.
  • Information Research compliance oversight and continuation of risk reduction across the organization.
  • Interpretation and communication of systems compliance regulations within all IR domains and provides guidance to the teams in the execution of compliance activities and defines appropriate ways of partnering with cross-functional teams.
  • Supports in developing, implementing, and monitoring processes and systems to drive compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring the RiSC compliance leads are working efficiently and effectively cross-functionally with the domains they support while monitoring and tracking for recommendations and process improvements. Escalation point for all the IR RiSC compliance and program activities ensuring the leads and domains are supported.
  • Ensuring we appropriately align our compliance leads to drive operational efficiencies in how we support our domains goals and objectives, so they are enabled to deliver compliant quality systems to the R&D business stakeholders.
  • Conducting periodic risk assessments across our programs with the respective leads to devise a plan on how we will continuously improve our risk and compliance posture in Information Research.
  • Establishing a streamlined approach to how we accurately capture and record all project financials (Functional, Project Capex and Opex), ensuring transparency and accountability tracking ensuring we are on-target with plans versus actuals. Ensuring proactive and proper communication for leadership to stay well informed of our financial health.
  • Overseeing RiSC Compliance Dashboards ensuring compliance leads are capturing the data to drive KPIs and metrics for our stakeholders to support data driven decision making and for leadership reporting. Strategizes and develops new Compliance KPIs and continuous improvement solutions for activities noted for improvement opportunity.
  • Driving continuous improvement by developing and proposing solutions to ensure on-going compliance with industry rules and regulations (internal & external) which are critical to organization success and impact achievement of business area objectives.
  • Partnering with other BTS Compliance Leads for knowledge sharing and cross-functional partnerships and collaborations for efficiency gains and synergies where there are commonalities in our services and programs.
  • Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with all levels in BTS, business functions and with external partners. Acts as a liaison and BTS Compliance SME to assure successful implementations and resolves issues to ensure business continuity. Ensures domains are trained on system lifecycle and compliance processes. Serves as a source of information on the BTS Compliance needs and regulatory environment.


Experiences that make you a strong candidate for this role:


  • Bachelor's with +9 years; Master's with +8 years; PhD with +4 years of experience.
  • 9+ years of experience in a quality systems environment and compliance, or equivalent combined work experience.
  • Experience in compliance strategy, planning and implementation.
  • 8+ years of project management experience; ability to prioritize and multi-task work activities.
  • Demonstrative experience in and understanding of Information Technology (IT) environment.
  • Excellent analytical, judgment, consultative capabilities, and communication skills; ability to work with BTS management and staff.
  • Executive presence and ability to communicate to all levels of the organization.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to drive outstanding performance and gain commitment through developing, coaching, motivating, energizing, and inspiring team members.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills; ability to develop executive level presentations with minimal oversight.
  • Strong background in risk management, be able to think critically and strategically.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to detect, assess and develop solutions as needed for complex BTS topics .


  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry.
  • Research and Development experience.
  • International work experience.

Why Business Technology Solutions

For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in peoples lives, shape the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: were ready for you.

Additional Information

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 Companys 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 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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