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AbbVie Manager, Global Technology Audit in Lake County, Illinois

Manager, Global Technology Audit

USA, Illinois, Lake County


Requisition # 1906335

AbbVie’s Internal Audit (IA) function plays a valuable role in protecting and improving the organization’s value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insights. The function is guided by a well-adapted, collaborative approach that is aligned with AbbVie’s strategy and the IIA standards with a focus on constant innovation and talent development.

Reporting to the Global IT Audit Director, the manager will have responsibility for planning, executing and reporting on assigned internal audits and 3rd party audits as well as developing and implementing key improvements to department processes. IT Audit assignments may be performed anywhere in the world AbbVie operates. You will also work as part of the department’s overall management team to perform and maintain an annual risk assessment which forms the basis of our annual audit plan. Other responsibilities include aiding the Director in developing talent strategies and effectively leading direct reports and audit teams.

Given the extent of the department’s interactions with the business and other functions, excellent communication and relationship building skills are required together with the ability to deal with ambiguity and exercise critical thinking to effectively influence senior business management and peers while acting as a catalyst for positive change. Strong people management skills are critical.

Audit Planning, Execution & Reporting (70%)

  • In collaboration with the rest of the IA management team, assist the Directors in the development and execution of a comprehensive risk-based global internal audit program through proactive involvement and research of industry and profession best practices.

  • Lead and perform multiple IT internal audits simultaneously with the objective of assessing the design and operating effectiveness of risk management practices and internal controls across multiple IT domains (e.g. application controls, project management, cyber risks, third party, etc.), assessing the efficiency of operations, compliance with corporate policies and procedures and alignment with global control frameworks (e.g. NIST, COBIT, COSO).

  • Provide management with valuable recommendations and insights to strengthen the control environment.

  • Lead internal projects and process improvement initiatives, including opportunities to expand use of analytics and automation.

  • Maintain the highest standards of integrity and independence in the execution of duties.

Other (30%)

  • Coach and mentor audit staff.

  • Enthusiastically liaise with various business and corporate functions management providing counsel and input on risk and control issues facing their functions.

  • Lead and perform key departmental process improvement initiatives including internal quality assurance; assist with audit issue trend analysis and reporting.

  • Run special projects including providing controls consulting expertise to the business.

  • Assist with preparation of quarterly Leadership presentations, as needed.


  • Bachelor Degree required

  • 7 to 10 years of relevant experience

  • Previous people leadership experience


  • Big 4 experience

  • CISA, CISM or CISSP (or equivalent certification)

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is strongly preferred

  • Experience effectively operating in and navigating a global organization with teams located across geographies

  • Experience with cyber security frameworks (e.g. NIST)

  • Experience with data privacy standards and regulations (e.g. GDPR)

  • Experience in data analytics

  • Knowledge of SAP and/or other enterprise systems/platforms (e.g. Veeva, Workday, SharePoint, etc.)

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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.