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Sr. IT Project Manager - IR Operations Product Portfolio

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North Chicago, IL 60064
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About AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter at , Facebook at , Instagram , YouTube at and LinkedIn at .

Manage a portfolio of software, published content, and database products for the BTS Information R&D Information Research (IR) on behalf of AbbVie R&D. Develop, execute and manage IR projects relating to product purchases and internal IR operations improvements.

Responsibilities :

+ Manage and execute IR product-related agreements in compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, and objectives

+ Oversee and manage IR contract agreements and renewals

+ Understand cost drivers associated with contract types and drive negotiations that ensure the best value for quality, pricing, and service.

+ Act as a main IR point of contact for AbbVie with vendors

+ Work with IR operations, BTS finance, business, and IR domains on finances; monitor budgets

+ Manage the SRM process (quotes, carts, agreements, new supplier setup, etc.)

+ Collaborate with IR Operations, IR domains, and business on effective and efficient product lifecycle management (PLM):

+ Work with IR domains and BTS Purchasing on product maintenance and subscription renewals

+ Track contract information; manage renewal timelines

+ Track vendor product release roadmap and support plans for key software products, including certification for our infra/database standards

+ Act as IR lead negotiator representing business/BTO interests in partnership with PSM and Legal as assigned

+ Participate in vendor/product assessment for replacement/addition projects

+ Lead process improvements associated with PLM and contract programs

+ Manage IR Ops-related process improvement projects such as (but not limited to) IR-level PLM requesting, tracking, and reporting systems.

+ Lead supplier and license-related issues resolution:

+ Troubleshoot and support license questions and issues

+ Troubleshoot invoice issues

+ Responsible for timely communication on contract status with key internal and external stakeholders.

+ Responsible for the timely communication of contract issues that could impact project timelines to stakeholders.

+ Responsible for schedules and timelines associated with IR Ops improvement projects as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Systems/Computer Science or related discipline.

+ Minimum of 7 years of experience in Software Licensing/Procurement management

+ Minimum of 3 years of experience in Project Management, Business Relationship Management, or Business systems Analysis

+ Demonstrated experience in leading Software Licensing/Procurement efforts of varying scope and scale

+ Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word skills are required.

+ Individual must be able to work full time on-site (Lake County Illinois – AbbVie AP-4A building).

+ PMP Certification (a Plus)

Significant Work Activities

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Yes, 10 % of the Time

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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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