Senior Manager, Pharmacovigilance Quality Assurance

Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 11, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Primarily responsible for the execution of the Pharmacovigilance (PV) audit program, including scheduling, planning, reporting and resolution of PV audits. Ensuring alignment with RDQA policies and procedures wherever possible and leading the development and implementation of the PVQA quality system. Provision of advice and support on PV and quality topics to business partners to ensure compliance with worldwide PV requirements and expectations.  


  • Assures quality and compliance in a regulated environment that includes worldwide and  country specific regulations and other applicable standards and AbbVie policies and procedures by continuous evaluation of PV processes through audit and QA oversight activities.
  • Contributes to the delivery of innovative quality strategies and solutions through collaboration with business partners and other GxP RDQA functions to support effective and timely solutions to compliance issues and/or questions.
  • Contributes to development and continuous improvement of necessary PV systems to assure compliance to worldwide regulations and corporate policies.
  • Advances the AbbVie Quality System through contribution to the development and implementation of systems and processes required to support global quality assurance requirements.
  • Contributes to  the PV audit program by planning and, executing PV audits and working with auditees to resolve any non-compliance identified.
  • Actively participates in and supports PV inspections onsite or remotely to ensure that PV inspections are a success and support resolution of findings by working with PV business partners.
  • Promotes continuous education with regards to PV regulations and expectations for self and other AbbVie staff.
  • Participates in the analysis of PV compliance data and emerging regulatory intelligence  to demonstrate appropriate QA supervision of the compliance of the AbbVie PV system.



  • Bachelor’s degree in science (physical, life, health), a health care profession (e.g., nursing or pharmacy) or equivalent experience at least 8 years) with exposure to medicinal or combination product related industries.
  • 10 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry or with a regulatory authority, including 6 + years in quality assurance and/or pharmacovigilance. Experience in compliance/auditing is desirable
  • Knowledge and thorough understanding of global Pharmacovigilance regulatory requirements and industry best practices and an understanding of the principles of quality management.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to organize work in a logical, through and succinct manner. Project management, interpersonal, and excellent communication skills. Flexibility to adapt to changing assignments and ability to effectively prioritize workload.
  • Persuasive, effective communication skills are essential with an ability to work effectively outside of the company and in cross-functional teams.

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
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