Associate Director, Manufacturing

Lake County, IL, United States
Nov 01, 2020
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 . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Purpose :
Direct a staff of Managers and Supervisors leading multi-shift operations to meet production, quality, safety and financial demands of the operation within the North Chicago Manufacturing API, Drug Product and Vial Fill area. Coordinate plant manufacturing activities and achieve or exceed key performance metrics. Direct department personnel scheduling and development, building and maintaining a culture of high performance. Implement policies/procedures impacting operations across quality, materials management, engineering, and EH&S. Assure compliance within the manufacturing unit or site while delivering high levels of customer service and complying with all regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities :
  • Set, direct and control all operational and financial goals, budget, and objectives for the manufacturing area assigned; manage spend of over $35MM. Track and trend performance levels and maximize the operations.
  • Drive and lead the manufacturing area to meet the site business strategies and is accountable for operating expenses, payroll and capital expenditures for manufacturing area projects and programs.
  • Develop and implement business strategies to reduce costs, lead identification and recommendation of actions that adapt and transform the organization to meet changing business needs.
  • Assist teams in troubleshooting manufacturing issues. Provide technical knowledge and training to efficiently produce the highest quality products.
  • With staff and input from other organizations, able to synthesize action plans, timelines and budgets for project and product goals.
  • Develop and manage staff through hiring, managing performance, developing talent and providing clear expectations.
  • Ensure all labor and equipment performance measures are met. Responsible for completing established goals, prioritizing project work and controlling and coordinating all activities and improvement efforts across manufacturing areas.
  • Manage the employee relations climate to ensure that our AbbVie Way is realized and an environment exists where all employees have the opportunity to develop to their maximum potential.
  • Coach a staff of more than 40 managers and supervisors in the area and establish clear expectations with them and all employees regarding responsibilities, goals and behaviors and champion and model exceptional
  • AbbVie performance and talent management practices.

  • BS degree in a scientific or technical field preferably in Life sciences, pharmacy or engineering required. Masters Degree and/or PhD is preferred.
  • Ten (10) + years in the Pharmaceutical Industry with at least 5 years working in manufacturing required.
  • Experience and knowledge of commercial scale API and or Fermentation manufacturing processes.
  • Progressively increased responsibility and performance as supervisor, department manager and leader of diverse teams in multiple areas of operations (Manufacturing, Quality, Supply chain , Engineering, etc)
  • Business acumen coupled with functional leadership experience is required to drive high performance in a complex manufacturing operation.
  • Good verbal, written communication skills and the ability to interface with multiple areas within the organization is essential.
  • Must have experience directly supporting large scale API plant operations and experience with commercial process controls systems and technology.

Significant Work Activities
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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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.