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  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree is preferred (Scientific, JD, MBA).

  • 5-8 years combined experience in pharmaceutical research, legal, strategy or financial analysis required. Prefer Pharmaceutical, Licensing, CRO or Legal experience.

  • Understanding of drug development, underlying scientific principles, project management, quality assurance, manufacturing, clinical and non-clinical research, legal and regulatory functions. 

  • Understanding of outsourcing processes, corporate purchasing standards, legal, OEC, QA and finance policies and procedures.  Knowledge of AbbVie organization, pipeline, processes, and culture beneficial

  • Ability to successfully operate in a global environment without direct reporting responsibility/authority.  Emerging leadership skills with a very broad business orientation.  Responsible to teams but with no direct reporting responsibility/authority for those functional areas

  • Proven project management skills.  Developing skills in managing broad scope projects involving cross-functional teamwork.

  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically.  Position requires strong analytical skills to understand scientific and financial data, recognize key issues and establish priorities.

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.  Excellent communication skills both (written and verbal).  Experience in preparing/presenting key information to management.

  • Ability to build and maintain effective internal and external partnerships. Relationship management and influencing skills required. High degree of customer focus.

  • Requires problem solving abilities at both strategic and operational levels. To identify and resolve issues related to a contract, or management of the supplier to the contract or management of performance issues. This involves both internal cross-functional problem solving as well as issue resolution between functional areas and external suppliers.

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