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This position is a pipeline requisition, meaning it is not an active opening and instead a place for talent to express interest for future roles. 

This Employee Relations (ER) position will be responsible for executing the delivery of employee relations services to employees and managers in the US. This position is an individual contributor role and will provide a single point of contact for efficiently providing highly accessible expert employee relations interface across multiple businesses. It is responsible for proactive and responsive approaches to employee relations issues that support a positive and productive work environment. This position ensures compliance with all relevant country laws, regulations, policies, and practices.

This type of position is expected to work a hybrid work schedule (3 days onsite) at one of the following AbbVie locations: Lake County IL or Madison NJ.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Provides expert consultative and problem-solving services to managers, employees, Business HR and OEC partners regarding HR policies and practices.
  • Independently resolves policy & practice inquiries, performance management, workplace accommodations, ER investigations, and other assigned cases.
  • Effectively and accurately maintains confidential ER data in both systems and other filing mechanisms.
  • Defines, leads and/or manages projects, which may include multi-functional teams.
  • Creates and delivers ER training to a variety of audiences in the business.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on a broad range of ER policies and practices.
  • Translates broader principles or the spirit of the guidelines / practices to the current situation and determine recommendation.
  • Anticipates, identifies and meets internal and external customer needs/expectations.
  • Builds and fosters relationships with the business. Manages expectations and delivers results.
  • Works closely with customers to jointly design solutions, balancing business, employee and legal needs.
  • Facilitates gaining alignment from multiple functions and resolves disagreements independently Appropriately documents information related to cases and recommended outcomes.
  • Assists with case load distribution, work schedules, and other departmental needs upon request.


  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business, Employee Relations or related field. Strong organizational skills that include taking appropriate action to move open cases forward to resolution in a timely manner. Knowledge in MS Office – Windows environment.
  • Targeted 4-8 years work experience in Employee Relations or other relevant HR experience. Knowledge of HR regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that support building strong partnerships, appropriate influence, and portraying an objective and defensible position on situations.
  • Exercise strong business judgment that is aligned with broad organizational philosophies and practices and is compliant with regulations. Makes effective decisions in ambiguous situations.
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable – higher performance. Learns, fast, grasps the “essence” and can change the course quickly where indicated.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement. Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

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.

Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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