Quality Excellence Project Manager

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 20, 2021
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 Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.



The Quality Excellence Project Manager role will be accountable for the successful delivery of assigned process programs and projects. The role will serve as a key contributor in end-to-end project/program objectives and outcomes, especially driving efficiency and agility.   This role will drive projects across the various GxPs and will provide various opportunities to communicate recommendations to senior-levels.



  • Develop and manage as assigned key project artifacts such as project charters, status reports, work plans, stakeholder engagement plans and decision-making model.
  • Develop project deliverables such as process flow maps, business tools and research analysis.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Quality policies and procedures.
  • Provide process knowledge expertise in project decision making and creation of deliverables.
  • Build and maintain collaborative and trusted relationships at all levels within the organization by understanding business needs and providing exceptional project management leadership to advance strategic priorities
  • Provide project management consultation support as requested by functions within department
  • Recommend improvement opportunities and implement departmental initiatives to increase effectiveness utilizing improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc.
  • Strategize with and advise project sponsor/business lead regarding project direction and decisions. Provide strategic project advisory to enable successful outcomes leading to agility and efficiency.
  • Manage the entire lifecycle of projects including driving team accountabilities, addressing project issues/risks, driving effective decision making and delivering status updates/recommendations to function head or senior management.
  • Work with functional leaders to propose new projects to continue to enhance productivity, compliance and efficiencies within their functions.  Proactively identify and implement opportunities to optimize project team effectiveness and outcomes.



  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum, advanced degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years project management experience and/or business excellence methodologies within global companies, working on large cross-functional strategic and operations initiatives.  Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred. Lean Six Sigma certification(s) preferred
  • Proven Success in a leadership role with strong leadership/management skills. Strong communication skills, both orally and written
  • Experience working a global, complex and matrix environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead/influence global multi-functional teams
  • Extensive project planning and management experience including successful implementation of business and technology initiatives

Significant Work Activities
Yes, 5 % 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.