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Director, Portfolio Program Management

North Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2206475 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie
  • 1. Drive and contribute to Asset Team (Asset Development Team / Asset Leadership Board) strategies and aligned execution -Serves as a core member of the Asset Team and coordinates Asset Team activities and deliverables -Actively contributes to cross-functional Asset Team discussions both from a PM functional perspective, and a cross-functional strategic perspective -In partnership with the PL, leads and coordinates Asset Team development of the cross-functional Asset Strategy
  • -Ensures clear translation of asset strategy to integrated execution plans across Asset Team sub-teams -Drives a coordinated approach across Asset sub-team project managers to ensure aligned execution of the asset strategy
  • 2. Partner with Project Planners to ensure accurate, up to date asset level timelines and reporting -Accountable for partnering with the project planners to ensure that Asset Team time -Partners with project planners for scenario analysis and associated analytics for asset plans lines reflect asset strategy and current status -Ensures that dashboard reports are timely and accurate -
  • 3. Identify, communicate and manage asset risks -Partners with the PL to proactively identify, communicate and manage cross-functional asset risks with an All for One AbbVie mindset -Partners with sub-team project managers to ensure transparent identification and communication of sub-team risks -Partners with PL and applies judgment to ensure that the appropriate risks are captured at the Asset Team level and transparently communicated and escalated as appropriate
  • 4. Partner with the Project Lead to drive cross-functional Asset Team effectiveness -Drives cross-functional alignment within the Asset Team and structures Asset Team discussions to drive good decision making practices -Supports high performing Asset Team through monitoring and assessing the team’s performance -Actively shares learning and collaborates with other Asset Team PM leads to apply best practices to supported Asset Teams
  • -Accountable for helping Asset Team navigate the governance process effectively and efficiently and appropriate use of each forum
  • 4-6+ 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 3 years supporting cross-functional drug development teams in a core function (Program Management, Commercial, Development, Regulatory, Operations)
  • Developing strategic thinking and leadership skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Growing knowledge of program management practices in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Preferred:Experience in late stage drug development, including being a part of a launch teamExperience with both global and regional teams in the pharmaceutical industry
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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