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Purchasing Business Systems Project Manager

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The Project Manager is experienced in leadership, accountable for project implementation, and will work with stakeholders in the multiple functional areas in and outside of the function. The product manager is a change agent who is hardworking, with high energy, and is results-oriented with a creative and analytical mind. Experience with advanced project management tools and processes is desirable. Individuals should have the ability to balance critical situations.


  • Effectively lead project teams while building positive professional relationships with stakeholders.
  • Define project objectives, requirements, and assumptions necessary to structure a project or activity.
  • Plan, schedule, and control project activities to fulfill objectives and satisfy project requirements.
  • Develop and drive coordinated project plans, aligning project tactics with project strategy and global purchasing or AbbVie strategies.
  • Establish, maintain, and lead high performance project teams, serving as the project advocate within the organization.
  • Lead, coordinate, facilitate, and motivate all associated project resources to gain alignment on project goals and deliverables including project risk assessment and prioritization to assure successful project completion.
  • Manage projects within established scope, schedule, and budget
  • Develop and detail high-level strategies for accomplishing specific project objectives.
  • Facilitate and lead effective project meetings, manage change and conflict, and develop resource planning estimates to manage project workload and efficiency.
  • Support project management team members to ensure success of projects while maintaining customer service focus.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in science or related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities with strong technical aptitude and displayed ability to grasp a general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp strategic concepts and develop strategies and to effectively prioritize and structure activities around those strategies
  • Ability to lead and facilitate multiple activities and resources.
  • Good general understanding of business and financial principles.
  • Minimum of 6 years of industry experience related to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and/or medical device industries in project management, purchasing, supply chain, or similar roles
  • Minimum of 2 years of Project experience related to one or more of the following: product development and launch, business process optimization, technology transfer, regulatory submission/regulatory compliance, quality assurance, and/or alliance management. Including strong computer skills.
  • Desirable but not required: Knowledge and application of a focused project management process (Six Sigma and PMP certifications are a plus)


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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients.  As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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