BTS Director - Regional Manufacturing (US)

Lake County, IL, US
May 26, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Exciting opportunity to be part of a digital journey 'Connected Plant' at AbbVie transforming our business operations while leading change management for the digital workforce across Americas Manufacturing region. Provide Leadership to deliver technology strategies that support efficiency, safety and quality while eliminating waste and human error. This role will have impact and influence within the Americas region for Manufacturing spanning 6 plants within the network.

Provide leadership to deliver technology strategies that support business goals. This role will have impact and influence within a single domain. Objectives: Build a collaborative partnership with technology and functional domain stakeholders. Deliver comprehensive technology solutions that address prioritized business problems and innovation needs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Strategy & Influence: Works with domain senior leadership and makes contributions to develop strategy. Adapts and executes domain strategic plans
  • Process Improvement & Optimization: Drives opportunities to improve process and/or technology
  • Decisions & Policies: Makes key decisions that are guided by established strategies and priorities. Influences operating policies and procedures that affect the domain. Interprets enterprise-wide policies, processes and procedures that may affect teams and domain workflow.
  • People Management: Manages a team(s) of managers and senior managers who have significant latitude and autonomy in their assignments.
  • Impact: Make decisions that are long lasting and heavily influence the future course of the business and/or technology domain.
  • Resource Management: Responsible for making contributions to the development of the domain resource management strategy and organizational structure.
  • Liaison & Relationship Building: Builds collaborative relationships and effectively interacts frequently with business and/or technology senior leaders. Interactions focus on project and operational decisions. Interacts well with diverse groups within function and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
  • Culture: Consistently demonstrate AbbVie's Ways of Working and Leadership Attributes including an enterprise mindset and people leadership. Effectively manages performance, provides timely feedback, appropriately rewards and recognizes valuable achievement, develops talent, and creates a succession pipeline. Understand and execute AbbVie's vision, goals and strategies. This role has accountability for the performance and results strategically important functions.
  • People and Stakeholder management: Establishes relationships with Business Stakeholders at the regional VP level, site director level and site senior staff and influence, negotiate and broker opportunities and priorities.
  • Establish and drive manufacturing technology strategy for plants to ensure delivery of manufactured products and inter-plant services that meet safety, quality, cost and on-time delivery goals in support of associated business objectives.
  • Assess talent at the sites and actively coach and hold accountable site leaders to develop and move talent to support growing business needs and address talent deficiencies swiftly. Hold leaders accountable for planning, organizing and controlling the manufacturing and support activities at the site to produce quality products on time and competitively in compliance with regulatory requirements. Drive manufacturing standardization and process improvements to achieve network optimization.
  • Works across BTS personnel in region, managing Talent pipeline, providing input into goals, performance and TMR. Drives BTS Personnel relation consistency across region and consistency ain Roles and responsibilities while exploring opportunities for further value drivers at the sites
  • Drives functional consistency and expertise (Packaging, DP/DS/Device manufacturing, Bio, API)
  • Establish deep business knowledge and tie digital capabilities to meaningful opportunities that accelerate value drivers stated.
  • Participate and meaningfully contribute in business discussions. Participate at regional leadership forums.
  • Ability to manage global network programs across technical and multiple sites within Region and ensures successful launches of programs.
  • Performing within a large, matrixed, global manufacturing organization required. Volume and demand of work is increasingly complex and requires a senior level professional to influence regional stakeholders in driving sustainable, compliant, secure, global technology solutions.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education and 10+ years of experience. Masters degree and work experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Effectively connects employee and BTS functional goals to business and/or overall Abbvie goals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to drive outstanding employee performance and engagement through developing, coaching, motivating, energizing and inspiring team members.
  • Experience managing teams of at least 10 people with a resource mix of managers, employees, matrixed teams, virtual teams, contractors and managed service providers.
  • Ability to communicate problems in terms that are understandable to BTS Leadership and end users at all levels.
  • Subject matter expert in technology and/or business domain.
  • Experience managing a budget of at least $10 million.
  • Experience in technology operation, strategy, planning and implementation and/or relevant business domain preferred.
  • Minimum 5-10 years' experience in manufacturing/Supply Chain function(s) and 4 years' experience in plant manufacturing operation of a facility.
  • Ability to travel.