AbbVie

Manager, Quality Systems

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Worcester, MA, United States
Posted
Mar 01, 2021
Ref
2101118
Discipline
Quality, Quality Control
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 .

Job Title : Manager, Quality Systems

Purpose :
The Manager Quality Systems is responsible for providing quality assurance support for some or all of the following manufacturing processes: pharmaceutical products, medical devices, combination products and biologics. This role will support the strategic direction to ensure business objectives are met. Specific areas of support may include the Document Center, Device QA, Labeling, Validation, Training and CAPA. This position will also translate strategy into tactical objectives to deliver strategic plans and regulatory updates. This position will ensure that all product, process or system related quality activities from raw material inspection through shipment of final product are in compliance with Corporate and governmental regulations.

Responsibilities :
  • Ensure proper integration and support of quality regulations: drug, biologics, device and/or combination products.
  • Lead project teams in planning, preparation, review and approval of quality documentation.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system for drug, biologics, device and/or combination products including compliance with Corporate policies, processes and procedures.
  • Design effective quality systems, procedures and/or processes within cross functional teams to ensure compliance as well as efficiency throughout our quality system. May be required to prepare and present data during regulatory audits (FDA, EMA, Anvisa, etc) and internal audits.
  • Manage and oversee the interrelated function activities including design control with R&D, Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T), Supply Chain, Program Management, Commercial, Medical, Pharmacovigilance, and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Coordinate quality system elements, training, continuous improvement, and tactical support across functions, plants, and affiliates.
  • Support new product introduction for pharmaceutical products, medical devices, or combination products.
  • Support design changes to existing medical devices and combination products.
  • Interact with internal and external partners for development of best practices in our quality systems and procedures.
  • Perform assessments to determine compliance to processes and regulations to identify potential gaps and mitigate and implement improvements within our quality system.
  • Oversee the implementation and management of training and education programs for various aspects of quality assurance.

Qualifications

Qualifications :
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Microbiology, Engineering or other technical/scientific area preferred.
  • 8+ years' experience in quality assurance, quality oversight or relevant experience.
  • Leadership of technical professionals and in leading cross-functional teams.
  • Technical knowledge in as many of the following areas as possible: Quality, Regulatory, Process Sciences, Manufacturing Operations.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with product, process, equipment, and facilities of pharmaceutical, biological or device related products.
  • Knowledge of QA systems and GMP compliance requirements including regulations and standards affecting device, biologics, and pharmaceutical products.
  • Experience working in both team setting and independently. Works well with manager guidance while able to manage own time.
  • Strong oral (with all levels of management) and written communication skills needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills a plus.
  • Can lead medium to larger sized projects with increasing level of complexity and size to deliver tactical results that support strategic initiatives.

Significant Work Activities
N/A
Travel
No
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.