Program Manager, Business Excellence

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 05, 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. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.‚Äč

The Program Manager, Business Excellence leads, handles and delivers formal programs to drive continuous improvement for the site's overall performance. In this role you will champion critical projects and process improvements using Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma methodologies to harmonize site manufacturing processes. In addition, you will sustain a portfolio of projects to position the site for strategic value add to ongoing corporate initiatives. You will drive the overall bench strength of site for root cause analyses and continuous improvement idea implementation.

  • Lead complex, strategic cross-functional projects for delivering business excellence and business transformation across site. Identify and execute continuous improvement efforts to meet service, quality and cost objectives
  • Lead processes for selecting, scoping, prioritizing and executing projects to deliver business objectives and continuous improvements. Facilitate analysis of opportunities and risks, and identify impacts and recommendations to the business
  • Design and establish critical metrics, sustainable metrics, dashboards and systems for tracking and reporting of value proposition resulting from continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate leadership in setting and aligning project direction to effectively execute LSS project management process, tools and templates across the value chain.
  • Lead partner relationships and expectations
  • Support and motivate teams to ensure timely and successful delivery of projects
  • Provide training and coaching to Sponsors and Kaizen leaders programs.

6-10 years business experience, minimum of 1 year Lean Six Sigma experience

Bachelor's degree required; preferred disciplines: Sciences, Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain or Business Management

Demonstrated track record of leading cross-functional teams and partnering with departments.

Accredited Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Kaizen Leader Certification required; PMP preferred

Strong problem solving, analytical and conflict resolution skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

Financial acumen and ability to assess project ROI

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.