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Commercial IT Manager (100%)

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AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. Together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacyclics, AbbVie employs more than 29,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. At the Swiss Branch in Baar (ZG) you will found around 150 enthusiastic employees.

For our Swiss Affiliate we are searching for:

Commercial IT Manager (100%)

You are responsible to maximize the value of Business Technology Solutions, as well as for the oversight for the delivery of all IT services into the Swiss Affiliate aligned with regional/global IT strategies. In this position you are playing an imperative role in the planning and direction of technology implementation alongside the Commercial teams, Affiliate leadership, and all other functions. You are the recognized go-to person for technology leadership within the Affiliate.

Your main focus will be: 

  • Taking a leading role in both internal and external business technology projects from planning to execution. Shape business strategy in areas where technology and innovation can play a significant role
  • Delivering projects based on knowledge of business strategy – play a full and integrated role in the strategic and, where possible, the tactical planning process within the business
  • Understanding business through creating a strong partnership with the affiliate leadership team, brand teams, and all business functions to provide innovative and value-added IT services and build new capabilities
  • Selling the value and benefits of Commercial IT capabilities across all areas of competency (i.e. digital, analytics, Infield solutions including CRM / CLM / BA, mobile, infrastructure, business applications and emerging technologies)
  • Building and efficiently sustaining digital capabilities to enable affiliate Multi Channel Management Strategy and influencing the organization by leading the Digital Transformation
  • Providing the affiliate high-quality advice on the use of technology. Ensure that global and regional IT Operations and Services are delivered to a high-standard and in line with affiliate requirements
  • Managing overall IT budget and long-term strategy
  • In this role you are directly reporting to the Europe South BTS Director, and dotted line reporting to affiliate General Manager.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 10+ years of significant IT Consultancy or IT Professional experience
  • An ability to work effectively and highly interactively with all levels of management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including fluent command of German (mother tongue level strongly preferred) and English (additional European Languages are a big plus)
  • An ability to work effectively and highly interactively with all levels of management
  • Strong strategic thinking, organizational, planning and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in analyzing, designing and improving business processes
  • Experience of Software Life Cycle and managing end-to-end delivery of high impact, large scale programs/projects
  • Management of all IT external service providers and vendors
  • Knowledge and experience of the technology and digital landscape to enable affiliate MCM strategy by building required digital channels including mobile, web, portals, SEO, SEM, analytics, and social media
  • Experience in building digital strategies (both communications and platforms) and running digital marketing projects
Our offer:

This year AbbVie was certified as a Great Place to Work at number 1 - find out why!

We offer you a modern and varied environment in a responsible, independent position.

  • Would you like to make a difference and support us in creating added value for patients?
  • Are you looking for the best of two worlds: international and yet familiar at the same time?
  • Would you like to work for an employer that has been awarded the Great Place to Work for the sixth year in a row?
Then we look forward to receiving your application via our online tool! 

AbbVie is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at AbbVie via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of AbbVie. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by AbbVie as a result of the referral or through other means.

Baar / Romandie, Westschweiz / Schaffhausen

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