Senior Director, Head of Statistical Programming

    • Abbvie
  • South San Francisco, CA
  • Posted 32 days ago | Updated 3 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Line management
Continuous improvement
Computer science
Clinical trials
Data Science
Regulatory affairs
Medical writing
Software development

Job Details

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

The Senior Director, Statistical Programming Heads the Statistical Programming group across all therapy areas and is responsible for deleivery of statistical analyses for the entire product portfolio. A highly empowered and stragic role, the Head of Statistical Programming reports to VP of Statistical Reporting and Standards and partners to drive strategy and long-term vision for the group including capabilities, technology, and processes.

  • Provide leadership and line management to Statistical Programming function, ensuring focus on business priorities and AbbVie values.
  • Ensure quality and timeliness of statistical analysis, reporting, and regulatory submission deliverables, addressing challenges with agility.
  • Demonstrate strong technical expertise in order to promote best practices related programming environments, technology and programming skillsets.
  • Establish and monitor effective and efficient resource sharing across groups.
  • Maintain a global strategy for capability and skill development to meet current and future requirements.
  • Ensure the balance of internal and external (vendor) expertise to secure availability of the right talent.
  • Establish outsourcing strategies and execution of such strategies in support of business and financial objectives with accountability for functional budget.
  • Maintain an environment to foster creativity and transparency, and a framework for continuous improvement.
  • Drive standardization and innovation to ensure future fitness of the organization.


  • MS in Computer Science, Statistics or a related field with 15+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience developing and leading high performing teams.
  • Extensive experience in statistical programming related to clinical trials analysis, reporting and regulatory submissions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in statistical programming including CDISC standards and CDISC compliant submission requirements.
  • Expert knowledge of Statistical Computing Environment models and landscape.
  • Familiarity with ICH guidelines and other regulatory guidance.
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and influence to drive change and innovation.
  • Demonstrated external presence via activities within the statistical programming community.

Key stakeholders:
  • Statistical Sciences
  • Clinical Data Strategy and Operations
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Develeopment
  • Medical Writing
  • Medical Affairs and HEOR

Please note: This role can be hired into multiple office locations- Lake County, IL, Madison, NJ, South San Francisco, CA, Irvine, CA.

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 Company's 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 AbbVie's 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.