AbbVie

Senior Manager, Manufacturing Quality Assurance

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Worcester, MA, United States
Posted
Sep 18, 2020
Ref
2006082
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

  • Maintains the primary quality lead with management oversight for project activities and the team members (within and outside of AbbVie) to achieve on-time quality deliverables, high customer value, and profitable results. Primary driver for the quality and compliance aspects of product transfers and organization optimization.
  • Participates in the development of global Manufacturing Quality Assurance strategy to support pharmaceuticals, biologics, device and combination products produced at AbbVie plants as well as third party manufacturing (TPM) facilities. Implements agreed strategy.
  • Performs final quality release of manufactured product lots for products and/or product lines prepared by AbbVie plants as well as Third Party Manufacturers.
  • Makes recommendations for key decisions on product quality and compliance and regulatory conformance issues for sterile, biological, liquid, solids, and/or device products and elevates medium and high risk events to AbbVie management. Ensures alignment of Quality and Technical Agreements with the legal contracts and that the commitments of the quality and technical agreements are being fulfilled. Helps facilitate resolution in cases where they are not.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships and open communication with Third Party Manufacturers, AbbVie plants, clients, and other functional groups to maintain roles and responsibilities, identify potential projects and issues, obtain an in-depth understanding of the quality, compliance, and resource needs at each site and provide guidance on quality concerns.
  • Communicates and negotiates with external companies' quality organization to maintain a consistent level of quality and a level of expectation that will minimize compliance risks but also balance the cost of operating to provide AbbVie with the agreed service. Prioritizes programs, initiatives, and problem solving with consideration for impact to timelines, resources and conflicting priorities.
  • Provides support for quality audits, initial site approvals and due diligence activities.
  • Contributes to Quality Assurance elements needed to facilitate new product launches including Client and Third Party Manufacturer's that provide products to AbbVie domestic and International plants and client fill finish sites for further manufacturing and/or testing. Supports the management of exception documents and Corrective and Preventive Actions.
  • Provides information and reviews summaries of the Product Quality Reviews for products manufactured by AbbVie to ensure accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and trends are identified and addressed in an appropriate manner.
  • Reviews and provides necessary information for Regulatory filings and validation protocol/reports.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant Life Science or other technical discipline or equivalent job experience required.
  • 10+ years of total combined experience within Quality Assurance or Operations. Direct Quality Assurance experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of some biological and/or pharmaceutical technologies (sterile, biological, liquid, ointments, devices, solid tablets and caplets, suspensions, granulations, soft elastic capsules, gel caps, extended release products, coating solutions, and/or active pharmaceutical ingredients).
  • Possesses knowledge and a skill set to operate within an environment that requires a high degree of urgency, strong analytical and problem solving skills, positive interpersonal skills, ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously, and capable of performing as leaders, members and individuals.
  • Knowledge and understanding of process validation for biological technologies.
  • Direct supervisory required

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel
Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
M
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.