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AbbVie Senior IT Program Manager, Infrastructure-Security-Architecture in Sunnyvale, California

Senior IT Program Manager, Infrastructure-Security-Architecture

USA, California, Sunnyvale

Information Technology

Requisition #1907268

This role will be responsible for managing the project portfolio for our IT group which support applications and systems for IT Infrastructure, Architecture, Security and Network to include: storage, servers, database, cloud computing, data center, disaster recovery, security, telecommunications and network infrastructure. Ability to develop relationships with project stakeholders, internally within IT and business executives. This role demands strong, senior PM with excellent track record of managing Programs, adhering to IT PMO process.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and management of IT Infrastructure project portfolio, working in support of IT Management team driving this IT sub-area, adhering to PMO process standards.

  • Hire and balance project management staffing levels to ensure timely start and completion of projects.

  • Coaching, mentoring and training Project Managers on IT PMO process, local policies and procedures.

  • Support Project Management staff in estimating, proposals, approval routing, budget management & forecast to meet Finance, PMO reporting timelines.

  • Pro-actively lead portfolio planning, statusing, risk mitigation activities and coordinate tightly with IT Management, as well as with business SMEs, IT architect, IT business analysts, developers to ensure projects, programs progress from Initiation, Planning, Design-Build, Transition to Production, Closure.

  • Guide IT Management and Business Partners through process for assembling Project proposals and ensuring they obtain appropriate Approvals via steering groups.

  • Coordinate with IT PMO to stage projects for Initiation phase and run the project or hand-off to Project Manager.

  • Author project documentation including Program Charter, Budget Trackers, Portfolio Schedule, Status Dashboard, Timeline visuals – and guide other area Project Managers to follow IT PMO process and formats.

  • Professionally prepare presentations for IT, Business executives to status, roadmap, strategize programs and projects

  • Manage internal relationships with local and corporate IT business leadership, drive steering meetings for prioritization, escalation to obtain timely decisions

  • Ensure qualified/validated solutions comply with FDA regulations throughout the solution lifecycle, working tightly with internal PCYC IT Validation and IT Quality SMEs.

  • Monitor High Risk programs and projects, ensure optimal Risk Management plans exist.

  • 7+ years of experience managing IT Programs with Pharma/BioTech IT Infrastructure

  • Proven experience with Infrastructure Qualification, large scale infrastructure migrations/integrations.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact with different levels of management; ability to lead meetings with authority. Self-starter, works autonomously.

  • Seasoned Infrastructure technical acumen, emphasis in Networking, Infrastructure, Security.

  • 5+ years staff hiring and management.

  • Project management experience in the Bio-Pharma, Life Sciences industry is mandatory.

  • Skills: Program and Portfolio Management, SDLC, Business Analysis, Vendor Management, Meeting Management, Team Building and Leadership, Change Management.

  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially PowerPoint.

  • PMP certification or similar project management certification preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written.

  • Ability to create and deliver effective presentations, tailored to the audience

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Level Code: M