Bioprocess Manufacturing Project / Portfolio Manager

Worcester, Massachusetts
Apr 23, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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  • Assemble and lead matrixed cross-functional teams comprised of scientists and engineers responsible for all operational aspects of drug substance process development, characterization, manufacture, quality assurance and quality control.
  • Gather required project plan inputs then develop, maintain and execute the cross-functional project plan. Track and hold team accountable for measurable actions.
  • Identify and anticipate schedule changes and their impact to scope and deliverables.
  • Proactively identify and drive technical and project plan related issues to closure by working with all relevant functional lines and facilitating the application of effective troubleshooting and/or decision making methodologies, e.g. root cause analysis, decision tree analysis, DIA, etc.
  • Present project status to management and stakeholders at scheduled management update meetings and client steering meetings.
  • Understand project drivers, requirements, scenarios and options. Proactively drive development of contingency and/or risk-mitigation plans.
  • Evaluate risk, cost implications, regulatory path of scientific/quality/manufacturing alternatives and present to management and stakeholders for decision.
  • Coordinate directly with Operations Commercial Development counterpart on business related issues such as scoping change orders for existing contracts, and clarifying contractual obligations with client.
  • Manage competing timelines and prioritize tasks. Elevate proposals for prioritization changes for management review appropriately.
  • Work with site leadership to develop site goals and financial planning

  • Bachelors or Masters level degree in (bio)chemical engineering, life sciences, or other scientific related disciplines.
  • 8+ years combined experience in positions related to process development, project management, engineering/process support, and manufacturing.
  • Must have demonstrated organizational and planning skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to plan, sequence, schedule, monitor, control and execute project plans.
  • Must be able to effectively facilitate the resolution of complex scientific, technical, analytical, and business issues across functional lines and/or with external clients.
  • In-depth knowledge of Manufacturing Processes, QA, QC and Engineering
  • Sound understanding of regulatory requirements to guide team and project

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