Cognos Lead/Architect
AbbVie - Lake County, IL

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Abbvie Manufacturing/ Operations group is looking for a Cognos Architect / Developer that is proficient in SDLC (or industry equivalent) and framework modeling and complex reporting. This position requires a blend of programming expertise coupled with a high level of Business interaction. Candidate needs to be self-motivated and able to excel in a fast-paced environment. Should have the ability to prioritize and work concurrently on multiple tasks.

This individual will have a broad understanding of manufacturing/ operations information needs, and will have oversight of reporting/ analytics efforts across disciplines and subject areas for the team, for ongoing & future projects. Additionally this individual will be responsible for defining reporting/ analytical strategy for the manufacturing / operations division of Abbvie.

Develop business and operations data requirements necessary to support manufacturing/ operations strategic objectives.

Guide, advise and drive in the evaluation of appropriate BI tools/software looking both at internal solutions and external software providers

Drive internal reporting and analytics requirements to provide insights to support growth.

Develop manufacturing/ operations BI strategy/ approach to support rapid fire business intelligence application need & in-memory analytics to speed up data delivery for business decision making and provide flexibility & agility to business users.

The ideal candidate will be a proponent for innovation, best practices, sound design with data & information optimization in mind, strong development habits, and efficient team/project structures.



Strong experience with IBM Cognos BI (Reporting, Analytics & visualization) toolsets and preferably one more reporting tools; Discoverant, Tableau, Spotfire, Qlikview

2 Years of specialized experience in software delivery or software development (Java/JEE).

5+ combined years in BI/ DW and Analytics; experience will include one or more; Solution Architect; Data Architect. Analytics/Reporting Architect

Proven track record in multi-team (technical/operations/business systems/business) project delivery & experience with offshore/ onshore/ near shore resources

Pharmaceutical industry experience preferably manufacturing, supply chain, quality, purchasing & engineering functions

Solid understanding on impacting, emerging and vendor trends in the BI-DW/ Analytical space

Education minimum, Bachelor’s Degree required

Significant Work Activities and Conditions

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

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Primary Location


USA-Illinois-Lake County



GPO-Pharma Ops









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