Director, Third Party Manufacturing

Lake County, IL, United States
Jan 23, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Manage a team of Manufacturing Professionals assigned to Third Party Manufacture (TPM) contracts for small molecule products. Assure that high quality product is manufactured in compliance with local and international regulations, and released and delivered according to the established forecasts, schedules, and cost planned.

• Lead a team of AbbVie TPM Account Managers to:Negotiate Manufacturing Service Agreement and amendments, and assure compliance with the terms of the agreements and Assure effective planning and material procurement strategies are in place to efficiently supply TPMs with required materials.

• Assure global logistics are in place to support all phases of the manufacturing agreement in accordance with Purchasing and Supplier quality expectations.

• Ensure timely communication to the TPM in all aspects of the product agreement including product forecasts,manufacturing and delivery schedules.

• Lead the development of Financial Operating Plan, Updates, LRP, and Standard processes, and assure the financial goals are met.

• Monitor manufacturing performance; apply performance metrics as appropriate and ensure work processes and standards align to deliver product in accordance with AbbVie quality expectations.

• Assure in coordination with internal AbbVie functional partners that the TPM has the required quality systems and documentation to meet regulatory requirements, follow up inspection responses and commitments. Coordinate with QA, the annual quality management review and periodic audits of the TPM. Assure deviations are properly investigated and product disposition decisions are made in a timely manner.

• Lead a performance improvement culture & programs across TPMs; guide Account Managers to anticipate and act on ideas to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

• Coach managers in the organization and establish clear expectations with them and all employees regarding responsibilities, goals and behaviours and champion and model exceptional AbbVie performance and talent management practices.

• Coordinate routine management reviews and provide on-going communication informing internal and TPM stakeholders of TPM performance against expectations, highlighting issues, actions, and on-going improvements to increase performance at TPMs.

• Represent Manufacturing as required with internal Brand Teams related to all aspects of the manufacturing process with TPMs and develop and manage staff through hiring, managing performance, developing talent and providing clear expectations.


• Bachelor's Degree required in a technical field: advanced technical degree (Master's or Doctorate Degree) strongly preferred.
• 15+ years' experience including: work as an individual contributor building technical expertise and proven project management skills.
• Progressively increased responsibility and performance as supervisor, department manager and leader of diverse teams in Operations (Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, Engineering, etc.)
• Business acumen coupled with functional leadership experience is required to ensure effectiveness and high performance in a complex operation.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 25 % 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.