IT Director - Business Technology Solutions

  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Lake County, IL, USA
  • Nov 24, 2021
Health Care

Job Description

About AbbVie
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 , YouTube and LinkedIn .


Goal: Provide leadership to develop information technology strategies that support business goals. This role will have impact and influence over the Global Medical Affairs (GMA) and Health and Economics Outcome Research (HEOR) domains.

Objectives: Build a collaborative partnership with technology and functional domain senior leadership. Develop and guide delivery of comprehensive technology solutions that address prioritized business problems and innovation needs. Objectives are defined in collaboration with senior domain leadership and results assess from a 2-3 year perspective.

  • Strategy & Influence: Works across multiple business and technology to make significant contributions to development of a 2-3 year strategies and roadmaps. Develops, adapts and executes information technology strategies to achieve key objectives.
  • Process Improvement & Optimization: Makes significant contributions to identifying overall process and/or technology improvements.
  • People Management: Responsible for managing a team(s) of senior managers and directors within multiple business and/or technology domains.
  • Impact: Make decisions that have an effect on financial, employee and/or public relations posture of Abbvie.
  • Resource Management: Responsible for making significant contributions to the development resource management strategy and organizational structure of multiple business and/or technology domain.
  • Liaison & Relationship Building: Builds collaborative relationships and effectively interacts frequently with business and/or technology senior leadership and vice presidents. Interactions focus on top priority project and influencing strategic decisions. Interacts well with diverse groups across business and technology functions and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
  • Culture: Consistently demonstrate Abbvie's Ways of Working and Leadership Attributes including an enterprise mindset and people leadership. Effectively manages performance, provides timely feedback, appropriately rewards and recognizes valuable achievement, develops talent, and creates a succession pipeline. Understand and execute AbbVie's vision, goals and strategies.
    This role has accountability for the performance and results strategically important functions


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education and 15+ years of experience. Masters degree and work experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Proven ability to drive outstanding employee performance and engagement through developing, coaching, motivating, energizing and inspiring team members.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing teams of at least 15 people with a resource mix of managers, employees, matrixed teams, virtual teams, contractors and managed service providers.
  • Experience delivering regulated solutions (GxP) and non regulated solutions following the software development life cycle.
  • Experience managing a budget of at least $15 million.
  • Experience working with In Field Teams tools and processes, Therapeutic Areas and evidence generation teams preferred.
  • Experience working with digital content and tools, mobile applications, and various communication channels.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 15 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.



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