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Associate Director, Business Relationship Management

Information Technology
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The role of the Associate Director, Business Relationship Management within R&D - Information Research (IT) is to lead his/her team to closely partner with our respective business partners and contribute to the design, development, implementation and support of process, software and data systems used by the AbbVie Drug Discovery & Development Sciences community.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain productive partnerships with Discovery & Development Sciences functional area leadership, scientists, external collaborations, and other domain experts to develop an AbbVie application and information-integration strategy that seamlessly integrates with the Discovery & Development Sciences Process
  •  Lifecycle Develop standards, procedures, techniques, and tools for scientific data discovery, access, import, classification, transformation, analysis and associated systems retirement strategy (Working with R&D - IR colleagues)
  • Facilitate the development and integration of rapid, efficient, economical and purposeful scientific technology tools, computing resources, and information across AbbVie Discovery & Development Sciences Develop and maintain an active continuous improvement approach, including education of other colleagues and evaluation of evolving best practices
  • Identify key elements of process improvement and partner with process owners/SME’s to deliver sustainable and repeatable improvements
  • Develop and implement stakeholder engagement strategies including informing, consulting and involving stakeholders on key initiatives
  • Advise area leadership of issues and/or risks to stakeholder relationships as soon as they arise so communications and risks can be managed effectively
  • Ensure team members understand the value of and are committed to – the genuine participation of stakeholders in the development of processes and services designed to meet stakeholder needs (Customer-Focus)
  • Manage the evaluation of stakeholder satisfaction and implement strategies across the business to find solutions to areas of concern
  • Lead professional development efforts of team members
  • Foster a positive and collaborative team oriented working environment



Bachelors Degree. Degree in Business, Computer Science or related discipline preferred.


12+ years of leadership experience in project management, business systems analysis, software development/deployment or life sciences functions
Demonstrated leadership experience in delivery of complex scientific and/or information technology projects
Innovative and motivated with an ability to foster a positive working environment for our colleagues and team members
Excellent people leadership/collaboration skills and the demonstrated ability to lead a team with a strong customer service outlook
Demonstrated ability to operate outside areas of formal education
Advanced degree in Information Systems or Life Sciences
At least 10 years of professional experience in a Drug Discovery, Development Sciences or other biotech environment
Direct experience working on Drug Discovery/Development Sciences project teams or hands on bench experience, ideally in a Research & Development environment
 Professional software development or software-project management experience with an emphasis on business systems analysis and requirements definition
Key Leadership Competencies:
Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance
Learns fast, grasps the “essence” of any situation and can quickly change course when necessary
Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
Creates and drives an open and experimental learning environment to continuously drive improvement
Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

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