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Director, Medical Program Management - Neuroscience

Irvine, California Req ID 2209236 Category Medical Division AbbVie

Proposed Job Title:  Director, Medical Affairs Project Management-Neuroscience

Describe the primary goals, objectives or functions or outputs of this position.
The Medical Affairs Project Management (PM) team focuses on driving performance through learning, technology, and the practice of innovation.  The Director Project Management is the main operational advisor and trusted partner to the TA Head/Lead.  The scope of this role is US.

The Medical Affairs Project Management (PM) team focuses on driving performance through learning, technology, and the practice of innovation.  The Associate Director Project Management serves as both a primary point of contact and strategic partner for TA leadership.  The scope of this  role is global, supporting multiple Therapeutic areas (TAs) at a programmatic level (i.e. multiple related TAs).

List up to 10 main responsibilities for the job. Include information about the accountability and scope.
•    Main point of contact between US Medical Operations (USMO) and the TA
•Ensures that MAT operations are efficient and effective across Tas and that these MAT are functioning at a high level, including member engagement, performance and accountability.
•Cross-functionally integrates and manages resources, including budget and headcount, to achieve MAT deliverables.  In cases of limited resources the PM will partner with the TA to prioritize across programs where necessary.
•Collects and communicates performance measures for MAT operation across TAs. Monitors performance measures and takes appropriate actions when necessary. These measures include, but are not limited to, headcount, schedules, and budgets across multiple GMA functions.
•Assess program issues and develop solutions to ensure overall program productivity, quality, and timelines are met within budget, involving other functional areas where appropriate. Iidentifies risks and communicates as needed. Actively seeks solutions and takes calculated risks where appropriate.
•Works to develop and improve the tools, templates and processes across a collection of TAs. Works to navigate and anticipate upcoming “planning” processes and deliverables (e.g. LRP, Medical Planning).
•Coordination of  the LRP process and current financial year activities focusing on collection and reporting of tactical execution, metrics, and financial status/LBE information and maintaining adherence to budget/headcount at a program level.
•Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. Ensure activities maximize value and support GMA activities on time and in budget and in compliance with the Outsourcing, Purchasing and compliance process parameters.


List required and preferred qualifications (up to 10). Include education, skills and experience.
•Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific or business-related field is required.
•Project management certification (e.g. PMP) preferred.
•Applied knowledge of project management tools and processes (e.g. management of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement).
•Performance measurement (e.g. metrics, dashboards).
•At least 10 years of experience  pharmaceutical experience with a Bachelors, 9 years with MS, 8 Years with PhD.
•Experience should include 3-4 years of project management and/or process improvement related experience. Demonstrated management experience.
•Demonstrated management experience preferred.

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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