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Director, Operations

Req ID 2208366 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

*Occasional travel to the AbbVie campus in Lake County will be required

  • Primarily accountable for forecasting, construction, and management of budget. Responsible for short- and long-term forecasts and management of implications of alternative development scenarios.
  • Serve as local finance expert. Must have established relationships with key finance resources/contacts.
  • Provide leadership and develop strategic recommendations to departments to ensure all Functional areas operate within the current Plan/Update budget. Partner with DVP and department managers to financially plan upcoming initiatives and projects.
  • Anticipates GPRD finance questions and prepares answers
  • Analyzes and identifies budget favorability/unfavorability and provides recommendations for strategy
  • Adheres to all corporate financial guidelines, ethics and compliance standards.
  • Leads cross departmental and cross-functional efforts to achieve functional strategies and goals.Responsible for overseeing operations activities/ projects managed by others within department.
  • Responsible for leading effort to develop departmental goals. Develops departmental goals. Makes strategic decisions that affect the department and the division. Provides leadership to the department on strategic business issues.
  • Independently leads Operations activities and multiple self-initiated major projects. Assists management in the selection of action plans that best meets business objectives. Anticipates and leads issue resolution. Assures project portfolio remains in alignment with strategic initiatives.
  • Provides overall portfolio timeline and cost estimates to assess portfolio opportunities. Negotiates with other Functional areas on portfolio outcomes and deliverables to meet conflicting demands (time, cost, quality/ performance).
  • Bachelor/Master of Science (BSc/MSc), or PhD in Science of Business-related FieldBSc with 13+ yrsMSc with 12+ yrsPh.D. with 10+ yrs
  • Accountable for establishment and management of tools & processes needed to ensure employee proficiency with departmental systems, procedures, tools and guidelines (e.g., training, mentoring, effective delegation).
  • Recognized leader in standard business procedures including project management practices, portfolio review, finance, and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with broad business orientation
  • Expert operations management experience of 5+ years in the pharmaceutical or health care industry. Proven track record for successful projects.
  • Recognized as an expert with knowledge of AbbVie and global pharma drug development processes.
  • Requires multi-faceted, broad-based experience in several functions and. Is considered to have in depth knowledge of operational business needs, issues, mitigation plans, etc.
  • Operations experience with large budget and matrixed environment is required
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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