1+ months

Manager / Counsel – Operations & Technology - International Legal Operations

Green Oaks, IL 60048

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The Manager / Counsel – Operations & Technology will assist the Operations Director & Sr. Counsel - International Legal Operations (ILO) in facilitating the smooth functioning of the ILO Department by monitoring and tracking progress on ILO Operations initiatives, technology projects, internal department communications, managing cross regional and special projects.  This position reports to the Operations Director & Sr Counsel, ILO.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with Legal Operations’ department, Legal IT and ILO teams, design and manage processes and technologies to positively impact efficiency and effectiveness, including internal IT solutions, policies, and all processes related to legal templates
  • Responsible for maintenance of ILO IT systems, including legal services request and matter management tools, ILO SharePoint, etc.
  • Keep up to date on all newest technologies, legal systems, and any other related tools that may benefit the business and ILO.
  • Drive knowledge management and process improvement initiatives, including legal cost optimization initiatives;
  • Assist with global projects and integration efforts in global acquisitions, including knowledge management and knowledge transfer initiatives.
    • Preparing metrics reports and dashboards
    • Responding to routine inquiries regarding legal processes and use of systems
    • Assist in crafting and implementing ILO Operations policies, processes and trainings
    • Gather and provide legal responses to RFPs, vendor questionnaires and other requests for legal information

      Position Accountability / Scope

      Accountable to Operations Director & Sr.Counsel - ILO

      Minimum Education

      • Bachelor’s Degree, JD is preferred
      • 5-7+ years of related work experience
      • Legal or compliance experience preferred

        Minimum Experience/ Training Required

        • Experience with large-scale legal project/program development, change management and business process re-engineering initiatives, international experience preferred.
        • Excellent problem solving skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills
        • Strong project management and coordination skills along with multi-tasking capabilities to get things done in a fast paced environment
        • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of an international team
        • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, including OneNote and SharePoint
          Job Family: Operations & Business Support
          Division: GENC General Counsel
          Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
          Medical Surveillance: No
          Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Posted: 2018-06-08 Expires: 2019-01-11

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