TPM Account Manager

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Apr 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The TPM Management Group is a small team with a decentralized and adaptable structure that aligns with all stakeholder within Operations to deliver rigorous oversight of Third Party Manufacturing Operations for key late pipeline and newly commercialised small molecule products
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • The TPM Account Manager will oversee third party manufacturing operations of first tier small molecule TPM partners in the UD and in some other countries, to assure high quality product is delivered according to the forecasted demand to Abbvie manufacturing sites.
    The Account Manager will work with and influence TPMs to:
Core Role:
  • Act as key point of contact for TPM on all operational aspects - equipment, performance, cycle time, yield etc.
  • Interface with MES Manufacturing sites to ensure that all TPM's are supplying key intermediates to Abbvie sites
  • Build solid relationships with TPM's to monitor manufacturing performance weekly through the application appropriate performance metrics and campaign (pre/post) reviews.
  • Proactively work with TPM's to ensure work processes and standards align to deliver product in accordance with AbbVie quality expectations.
  • Informing various internal stakeholders of TPM performance, highlighting issues, actions, and ongoing improvements to increase performance at TPMs that impact downstream operations.
  • Through internal and external partnership build a performance improvement culture at TPMs and lead these identified programs to deliver bottom-line savings to AbbVie.
This roles will act the key point of contact to partner with the following groups across Abbvie Operations:.
Global Purchasing
  • Ensure effective planning and material procurement strategies are in place to supply TPM's and internal manufacturing operations with required materials.
  • With Global Purchasing contribute to the development of Financial Operating Plan, Updates, LRP, and Standard processes to ensure assure the financial goals are met.
Global Supply Chain
  • In coordination with Global Supply Chain, assure the TPM deliver the product according to the demand forecasted.
  • Communicate to the TPM all aspects of the product agreement including product forecasts, manufacturing and delivery schedules.
Global Quality
  • In partnership with QA ensure that manufacturing deviations and challenges are properly investigated and product disposition decisions are made in a timely manner by ensuring on-site presence where necessary. Ensure TPMs have the required quality systems and documentation to meet regulatory requirements, follow up inspection responses and commitments. Coordinate with QA, the annual quality management review, QTA's and periodic audits of the TPM.
Global Science and Technology
  • Ensure all manufacturing process changes are technically evaluated to ensure continued product quality
  • Along with Science and Technology team ensure all processing/technical investigations are completed in a timely fashion.

Qualifications: Basic:
  • Bachelor's Degree required in a science/engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years' experience: operational and/or technical expertise in API or ADC manufacturing in a GMP Pharmaceutical environment. Previous program or technical transfer management expertise is a must.

Key Stakeholders (optional):
  • Manage cross functional groups and individuals providing primary AbbVie representation in coordinating all operational activities for newly launched and new pipeline products. Internal teams are made up of representatives from Science and Technology, Manufacturing sites, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Quality Assurance and R+D. The position will require interaction with Global Project Team participants as well as other areas of the business such as Purchasing, Legal, Customs, Trade and Compliance.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled