QRM Program Manager

Lake County, Illinois
Jun 08, 2021
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.

This individual will be responsible for supporting activities for Combination Products, Pharmaceutical products and medical devices, support the strategic direction to ensure business objectives are met to support and sustain the quality system in Combination Products, Pharmaceutical products, and medical devices and complete quality assurance activities to develop, implement and sustain required regulations to comply to global regulations.


Assure proper integration and support of device, drug and Biologics regulations. Areas of direct responsibility include development and maintenance of QA procedures for risk management that support AbbVie’s business objectives, functional area strategies, and the overall quality system. Coordinate quality system elements, training, continuous improvement, and tactical support across functions, plants, and affiliates.Oversee the implementation and management of training programs for pharmaceutical products, medical devices and combination products including leadership, business curriculum and training plans. Support new product introduction for pharmaceutical products, medical devices, or combination products. Support design changes to existing pharmaceutical products, medical devices and combination products. Represent AbbVie on External Industry groups where appropriate. Represent AbbVie as the Quality Assurance subject matter expert during internal and external regulatory inspections related to risk management. Work with external and internal partners to establish best in class practices for risk management, validation and other related quality systems for pharmaceutical products, medical devices and combination products. Design, develop and deliver a comprehensive risk management program for pharmaceutical, combination and medical device products across the company. Chair and charter governance programs in relation to managing the quality systems related to risk management. Implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system including compliance with Corporate, Division, and Site policies. The individual may interact with AbbVie Executives as well as with R&D, manufacturing science and technology, supply chain, program management and Regulatory Affairs management; therefore requires high levels of competence, confidence, and credibility. Managing or participating on cross-functional teams to ensure that the needed functional expertise is involved so that all products are compliant. Works with management and the department to achieve related goals and strategic initiatives. Manages the interrelated function activities related to medical device and pharmaceutical products including design control. Typically includes Manufacturing, S&T, Program Mgmnt., Regulatory, R&D, Supply Chain, Commercial, Pharmacovigilance, 3rd Parties Ensuring QA/regulatory compliance for all assigned product(s). This includes management of QA project/initiatives to define AbbVie processes and develop AbbVie quality systems to support device and combination product quality compliance. Direct product QA responsibility for assigned quality systems, devices and combination product(s). This includes partnering with R&D, Manufacturing and Third Party Vendors/Manufacturers to ensure that all assigned quality systems and products are in compliance with all AbbVie and Regulatory Agency standards.
Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Microbiology, Engineering or other technical/scientific area Minimum of 6 years experience with quality assurance and/or quality system oversight. Risk Management and Device regulation experience preferred. Leadership of other technical professionals and experience in leading cross-functional teams with results-orientation. Skilled in the strategy development, initiation, selection, coordination and management of projects and have the ability to solve unique problems. Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting devices, biologics and pharma products. Knowledge of ICH standards, ISO standards, US Code of Federal regulations, and the EU regulations. Understands impact of specific area system changes to other quality systems as well as changes within division
requirements and impact to specific area of control and able to adjust accordingly. Conflict resolution skills including persuasive management techniques required. Strong oral and written communication skills needed. Excellent interpersonal skills a plus. Previous experience with regulatory agency interface preferred.
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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.