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AbbVie Sr. Director, Portfolio Program Management, TA Head in Lake County, Illinois

Sr. Director, Portfolio Program Management, TA Head

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #1901431

Key Responsibility Areas:

  1. Leadership of the assigned Program Management Therapeutic Area(s)

  2. Drives optimal Therapeutic Area Strategy Council (TASC) operations with a cross-functional strategic mindset

  3. Supports optimized Asset Development Team (ADT)/Asset Leadership Board (ALB) operations and drives consistency across teams and TAs

  4. Seeks process improvement opportunities for AbbVie’s drug development process

Detailed Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership of the assigned Program Management Therapeutic Area(s)

  2. Line management responsibilities for ALB/ADT PM staff (and sub-team PM staff to the extent they’re supported centrally)

  3. Manages TA PM program assignments and resource allocation

  4. Recruits, develops, manages and retains TA PM staff

  5. Ensures a cross-functional mindset for PM staff and for their interactions on their ALBs/ADTs

  6. Driving development and continual elevation of the standard of program management at AbbVie through coaching, mentoring, timely feedback, guidance and support

  7. Drive shared learning across PM staff to aid increased consistency across teams both in standards of PM support and team operations

  8. Ensures application of best practice program management

  9. Drives optimal TASC operations with a cross-functional strategic mindset

  10. Serves as a core member of the TASC (co-led by development and commercial TA Heads)

  11. Coordinates TASC activities and deliverables and drives cross-functional alignment within TASC and structures TASC discussions to drive good decision making practices

  12. Actively contributes to cross-functional TASC discussions both from a PM functional perspective, and a cross-functional strategic perspective

  13. Leads and coordinates TASC development of the cross-functional TA Strategy and drives cross-functional alignment in execution to the TA strategy

  14. Ensures appropriate risk and issue identification and management both for ALBs/ADTs and for TASC

  15. Supports optimized ADT/ALB operations and drives consistency across teams and TAs

  16. Accountable for helping teams navigate the governance process effectively and efficiently and appropriate use of each forum

  17. Ensures high performing ADTs/ALBs through monitoring and assessing team’s performance within TA, and driving shared learning and collaborating with other TA PM heads to ensure consistency across the portfolio

  18. Provides guidance to ALBs/ADTs for deliverables (e.g. program strategies, milestone progression materials, etc.)

  19. Seeks process improvement opportunities for AbbVie’s drug development process

  20. Drives adherence to the AbbVie drug development process and team operations and consistency across teams and TAs (in partnership with other PM TA Head colleagues)

  21. Partners with colleagues in the PM organization and governance teams to seek process improvement opportunities and champions their execution

Required

  • 8-10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles associated with drug development (research and development, commercial, project management, operations) with a track record of expertise in one or more therapeutic areas

  • Minimum of 5 years leading drug development teams as a cross-functional program management director (or equivalent)

  • Minimum of 5 years directly managing staff and building staff capabilities

  • Strong strategic thinking and leadership skills

  • Seasoned communication skills and executive presence

  • Broad knowledge of program management practices in the pharmaceutical industry

Preferred

  • Experience in late stage drug development, including being a part of a launch team

  • Experience with both global and regional teams in the pharmaceutical industry

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

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