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Procurement Capability Process and Product Lead (Director level)

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Apr 2, 2024

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Administration, Procurement, Marketing
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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 Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description

The Procurement Capability Process and Product Lead is a strategic leader responsible for overseeing the development and optimization of procurement technology and systems enabling end to end Procurement capabilities. This role involves shaping a visionary roadmap, driving the product development process, executing product backlog items, and collaborating with Procurement Strategy and Capabilities team and other stakeholders (AbbVie BTS (IT), Financial Shared Services, etc.) to ensure alignment with the Procurement processes and existing infrastructure. The position provides leadership and professional development for the team of Procurement Capability Product Owners, creating a collaborative and innovative environment, and will be responsible for budgeting of requirements.


  • Strategic Planning and Capability Development: Define the strategic vision for product development for end-to-end procurement processes, owning the capability roadmap while budgeting requirements and ensuring alignment with broader organizational goals.
  • Process Innovation and Value Creation: Collaborate with function stakeholders to understand current and future needs, assessing gaps in capabilities and managing prioritization of product development across teams.
  • Capability Deployment: Oversee the product development process by product owners, providing support as needed to fulfill stakeholder requirements and secure on-time delivery and integration of capabilities.
  • Change and Comms Management: Manage collaboration with the BTS team to facilitate the execution of product backlog items, ensuring seamless integration with existing platforms and technical architecture.
  • Process Tracking andReporting: Guide product backlog management process, including gathering feedback and requirements from functional stakeholders to refine backlog items prior to implementation.
  • Process Governance: Lead the development progress tracking and reporting across all Product Owners and backlog items, ensuring timing and technical alignment with capability roadmap.
  • Team Leadership: Manage and guide Capability Product Owners, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.
  • Thought Leadership: Build and maintain the teams capabilities to execute the product development and broader Tech & Systems strategy effectively, ensuring they possess the necessary skills to excel in their roles.

Skills, Competencies

  • Comprehensive procurement and domain expertise to oversee technical capability and product architecture needs, driving strategic and informed procurement decisions across functional areas.
  • Strong capabilities in internal stakeholder management and influence, enabling oversight of complex projects.
  • Advanced technical and analytical expertise and robust knowledge of product development.
  • Innovative problem-solving skills combined with a solution-oriented mindset, enabling creative approaches that challenge the status quo and clear communication at all organizational levels.
  • Strategic thinking and accountability, assessing future business needs and owning analytical support.
  • Exceptional cross-functional collaboration abilities, effectively navigating diverse team dynamics.
  • Strong soft skills and emotional intelligence, facilitating empathetic interactions and effective dialogue.
  • Impactful executive functioning abilities and autonomous work ethic, maintaining efficient performance in challenging situations and building consensus in decision-making.




    • Bachelors degree required; majorsin Computer Science, Information Systems or other tech field preferred.Master's degree desired.
    • Minimum of 12 years of experience in procurement, technology, or related business or operations function.
    • Experience leading cross-functional initiatives and managing senior internal business and functional leaders.
    • Proven expertise in technology systems and product development in a procurement function.
    • Experience developing capability roadmaps and driving execution towards organizational objectives.
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
    • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

    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 ingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimatelypay 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/visioninsurance 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 benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid andmay 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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