AbbVie Director, Strategic Resource Management in Lake County, Illinois

Director, Strategic Resource Management

USA, Illinois, Lake County

2 additional locations

USA, IllinoisUSA


Requisition #1808299

The Senior Director Strategic Resource Management is responsible for developing, executing and overseeing global resource strategies for Pharmacovigilance & Patient Safety (PPS), including strategic outsourcing, resource management objectives, road-map and key performance indicators. The role is responsible for the consolidated strategy needed to ensure PPS resourcing engagements are aligned to overall business objectives driving business deliverables.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Develop, execute and oversee global resource strategies for PPS, including strategic outsourcing, resource management objectives, road map and KPI's

  • Objectives: cost efficiencies, flexible capacity, and new business capability development

  • Identify sourcing needs and proposals across PPS in supporting the achievement of corporate goals

  • Continuous maintenance and stewardship, keeping pace with evolving business priorities, by deep understanding of PV business and outsourcing industry

  • Create, implement, and evolve consolidated and function-specific outsourcing plans across PPS (in conjunction with PPS functional management)

  • Partner with PPS functions, PSM, and AbbVie Outsourcing COE to implement new outsourcingengagements and extensions

  • Develop objective approach aligned with PPS sourcing strategy to evaluate PPS activities for potential outsourcing

  • Support engagement RFIs/RFPs, negotiation, contracting, and initiation

  • Liaise with other AbbVie business stakeholders for outsourced work cross-functionally (e.g. Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Development)

  • Continuous involvement and collaborative leadership for all PPS outsourcing engagements, ensuring expert oversight, issue management, and progressive evolution

  • Establish and manage PPS central vendor management capability

  • Key member of PPS vendor governance (engagement- and department-level) and liaison with AbbVie vendor governance (enterprise-level)

  • Provide expert guidance to PPS function-specific supplier management teams

  • Support vendor issue resolution

  • Drive influential and effective relationships with vendors to ensure responsiveness, investment, and support of PPS business strategies

  • Collaborates with PPS SMO, STS, and other functions to lead and participate in initiatives toimprove operational performance, enhance culture or improve decision-making

  • Develops and maintains business relationships across functional areas across AbbVie to furtherPPS objectives in support of the strategic imperatives

  • Partners across PPS leaders to enhance teamwork and department culture, identify issues andworkable solutions


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 10+ years of experience in vendor management and outsourcing

  • 7+ years of experience in pharmacovigilance

  • Proven ability to lead, manage, and motivate others in a complex, multi-functional matrixenvironment

  • Executive level collaboration and leadership skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • History of anticipating and resolving problems while exhibiting superior judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA regulations and guidelines, and internationalregulatory requirements/ guidelines

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Additional Information

  • Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time