API Operations Manager

Wyandotte, MI, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world's most complex and critical conditions. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world.

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Headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois, Abbvie US offers exciting opportunities within our Operations function, including our manufacturing organizations. The Manufacturing and Engineering Services (MES) organization has sites around the world, including our Wyandotte, Michigan Manufacturing facility.

With patients at the heart of all we strive for, we are committed to ensuring that the people leaders within our organization can provide the experience and support needed for our production teams to achieve operational excellence.

As a member of the Wyandotte site leadership team in the role of API Operations Manager, you will provide leadership and direction for the manufacturing group within the site to deliver the annual volumes of intermediates and API in a multi-shift operation, building a culture of high performance in safety, quality and customer service. In addition to supporting plant manufacturing activities, you will implement policies and procedures impacting operations across quality, materials management, engineering, and EH&S, while monitoring costs within the area of responsibility, leading department personnel and team development.
You will:
  • Be an important member of the site leadership team
  • Collaborate with peers and cross-functional partners to deliver action plans and budgets to timelines, to implement ideas to drive efficiencies, transform the organization to adapt to changing business needs.
  • Identify and lead cross functional initiatives to monitor spend, improve compliance and manage risk effectively for the business.
  • Champion and model extraordinary AbbVie performance and talent management practices.
  • Champion an environment where all employees have the opportunity to develop to their maximum potential.
Operational Management
  • Establish clear expectations with all employees regarding personal responsibilities and behaviors for safety and quality
  • Run the manufacturing area to meet the site business strategies in line with budget targets and performance standards.
  • Develop a critical metric framework to monitor performance. Providing the leadership, direction and planning needed to influence a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Develop and lead staff through hiring, developing talent and providing clear expectations through mentoring, goals setting and project assignments.
  • Lead cross functional investigations and troubleshooting activities

  • Bachelor's Degree required in a technical field: Advanced degree in a technical field preferred
  • Preferred industry experience in pharma manufacturing or API manufacturing
  • 7+ years of experience, including work as an individual contributor building technical expertise, as well as dynamically increasing responsibility and performance as supervisor/ leader of diverse teams in Operations (Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, Engineering etc.)
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Business acumen coupled with functional leadership experience is required to ensure effective direction in a complex organization

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.