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Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Jun 16, 2024

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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Onsite requirement: 3 days per week in North Chicago, IL

The Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability is responsible for spearheading the integration of equity, equality, diversity & inclusion (EEDI) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives into the procurement process. This pivotal role involves developing and executing long-term strategies to embed these principles in supplier selection and procurement workflows. It includes establishing EEDI and ESG policies, creating training programs for procurement staff, ensuring effective communication and integration of these criteria in procurement activities. Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and execution of long-term strategies for integrating EEDI and ESG considerations into the procurement process, creating value through enhanced sustainability and inclusivity in procurement activities.

  • Establish Supplier EEDI and ESG policies, setting a foundation for ethical and responsible procurement practices that contribute to organizational value generation.

  • Oversee the development of the Supplier Diversity & Economic Inclusion Roadmap and track performance of key enterprise-wide objectives.

  • Use EEDI and ESG policies to inform the creation of training programs for procurement staff, fostering a culture of awareness and responsibility.

  • Ensure EEDI and ESG considerations are embedded into supplier selection processes, leading strategies for effective communication and integration into the procurement workflow.

  • Oversee the development of systems to track supplier EEDI and ESG performance, generating regular reports to keep stakeholders informed about the progress in meeting EEDI and ESG goals.

  • Continuously assess and refine EEDI and ESG policies and procedures, adapting to changing internal and external requirements, including relevant regulations and industry best practices.

  • Provide strategic leadership to a team, guiding them in implementing and advocating for EEDI and ESG practices within the procurement function.

  • Engage with high-level internal and external supplier stakeholders, representing the organization as a thought leader in EEDI and ESG matters within the procurement community and beyond, thereby strengthening the team's expertise and influence in these critical areas.




  • Bachelors degree required. Masters degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in procurement, supply chain, or related business or operations function.

  • Experience leading cross-functional initiatives and managing senior internal business and functional leaders.

  • Proven expertise in category management and detailed understanding of supplier diversity and sustainability.

  • Experience leading the development of EEDI and ESG strategy in a procurement function.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and leadership skills.

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience with the Billion Dollar Roundtable highly preferred.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


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, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago

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