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Sr Brand Technology Lead

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Our Business Technology Solutions (BTS) team shapes the digital transformation accelerating the future of medicine at AbbVie - and we do it together, asking bold questions and taking on tough challenges through deep, honest collaboration. In the role of Product Owner, you will join a diverse, global team that invests in your customized career growth and uses technology and data to positively impact peoples lives.

Job Description

The Product Owner plays a crucial role in the technology product lifecycle leading the development and management of technology programs supporting AbbVies Commercial Finance & Planning groups across the commercial Therapeutic business areas of Immunology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Eye care, and Specialty. This role entails having both a strategic as well as tactical mindset with a deep understanding of all aspects of the System Product lifecycle for the respective business areas while managing the product business requirements from concept to production launch.

    In this role you will be responsible for:

    • Overseeing a portfolio of technology products from ideation to operation, including securing cross-functional alignment on project scope, benefits, cost, and timeline.
    • Proactively understanding business strategies, educatingbusiness stakeholders on existing technology capabilities, and influencing/developing capability roadmaps and investment.
    • Identifying current and emerging unmet business needs and evaluating technology solutions to balance short-term and long-term objectives.
    • Proposing, initiating, and leading programs that transform the focus Business functions processes or technology capabilities.
    • Project intake, scope clarification, epic and story grooming, estimating, generating cost and timeline plans, defining UAT and testing strategy, release management, and overseeing engineering decisions.
    • Supervising a matrix team of Product Analysts, Business Systems Analysts, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, Architects, Engineers, Testers to deliver technology products to the business.
    • All BRM (business relationship management) activities, including serving as the single point of contact for initiatives in your portfolio.
    • Making sure that as BTS we are consistent in applying our core capabilities to deliver technology solutions with speed, agility, and efficiency.
    • Identifying re-use opportunities and proposing viable pilot and MVP solutions.
    • Responsible for compliance with applicable AbbVie Policies and procedures.
    • Managing an IT investment budget of $25K to $1M.


      Experiences that are required for this role:


      • Bachelor's Degree with 8 years experience; Master's Degree with 7 years experience; or PhD with 3 years experience.
      • Experience developing and/or managing the development of technology applications, regardless of tech stack.
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a keen ability to build trust, listen, and ask effective questions with the goal of creating a scalable and reusable business solution along with forming effective partnerships.
      • Ability to interact with business leaders to demystify complex concepts without relying on technical language.
      • Thorough understanding of and hands-on experience with SLC (Software Life Cycle) phases, including Build and Run aspects of a Technology Product.
      • Demonstrable working knowledge of Agile methodology, process and ceremonies.
      • 1-2 years of experience managing or coaching cross-functional resources employees or contract resources.
      • Ability to self-manage time and priorities.


      • Understanding of or experience within the life sciences and biopharmaceutical landscape, including role of manufacturers, providers, patients, payers, distributors and policy makers.
      • Understanding of financial planning, forecasting and data management concepts and systems.
      • Demonstrable interest in technology trends and application of technology to improve end users experience through innovation or disruption.
      • Experience in leading and managing Agile teams and/or projects.
      • Hands on experience with JIRA, Confluence, ServiceNOW and Smartsheet.

      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

        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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