Manager, Quality Assurance

Lake County, IL, United States
Nov 21, 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 .

  • Manage GxP inspection activities to assure that R&D quality system, manufacturing facilities, testing programs, clinical and pre-clinical study conduct, personnel and records in support of worldwide regulatory filings are able to demonstrate compliance to policies, procedures and applicable government regulations.
  • Influence and train inspection preparation teams comprised of a variety of technical experts.
  • Coordinate GxP pre-approval inspection preparation activities for contract facilities utilized in support of regulatory filings.
  • Strategize corrective action plans and provide compliance support during implementation to ensure successful inspections.
  • Effectively communicate risks to management, both orally and in writing.
  • Quality Systems: Provide guidance and interpretation of Affiliate QA Policies and Procedures based on applicable requirements/regulations
  • Management of the global AbbVie R&D self-inspection program including organization of the global, internal audit schedule

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in physical science (e.g. Chemistry) life science (e.g. microbiology or biology) or pharmacy. Strong technical background is required because the scope of responsibilities is broad and requires the ability to communicate, understand and direct individuals in highly specialized technical fields.
  • Accreditation by a professional body desirable. Examples include American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Manager (CQM) or Project Management Professional (PMP Certification.
  • Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Regulatory, Manufacturing, Laboratory or Validation background in a regulated industry required. Experience in two or more of the following areas: Clinical Operations, Pharmacovigilance, manufacturing/testing of sterile dosage forms, biologics, liquids, solid dosages, active pharmaceutical ingredients or medical devices.
  • Thorough, documented understanding/knowledge of international GXP regulations. Knowledge of pharmaceutical drug development and clinical research processes.
  • Regulatory inspection experience preferably with direct agency inspector interaction.
  • Must have understanding and ability to anticipate and manage the sensitive nature of proprietary information.
  • Strong project management skills are essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required with the capability of clearly presenting and justifying quality requirements.
  • Key leadership competencies include cultural awareness, relationship building, ability to influence at all levels of the organization, teamwork building, sound judgment and the ability to make difficult decisions, often at short notice.

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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.