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Associate Director, CMC-Pharma Product Group

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2209166 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

As a discipline expert, drives and owns New Product Tech-Transfer of Toxin Pipeline products into Abbvie commercial facilities.  The successful candidate will be the principal technical/scientific interface between sending site (typically R&D) and the commercial receiving site.   


  • Responsible for ensuring new toxin products and manufacturing processes are developed and ready for routine commercial manufacturing
  • Ensures that the New Product’s Critical Quality Attributes, Critical Processing Parameters and, Critical Material Attributes are clearly understood, defined and characterized.
  • Ensures that a robust Design Space for the proposed manufacturing process is delivered as part of any transfer to commercial operations.  
  • Develops and maintains timelines for Tech-Transfer activities ensuring they meet functional and company goals.
  • Collaborates with experts within Operations and R&D to integrate scientific and engineering objectives into activities associated with development of new/improved products or technology.
  • Proactively advises and shares knowledge and expert opinions with subordinates, peers, and senior management. Mentors and trains functional colleagues and assesses current and emerging business challenges enabling functional goal achievement.
  • Ensures quality and effectiveness of key results of major project plans within function through sound design, early risk assessments, and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Applies imagination and innovation by creating, inventing, and implementing new or better approaches, alternatives and breakthrough ideas that are valued by customers within the function.
  • Presents scientific concepts and results for functional scientific and non-scientific leaders/stakeholders as well as potential and existing partners. Maximizes impact and value of expertise.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science related field with 16 years of related work; Master’s Degree Science or PharmD with 14 years of related work; PhD in Science or related field with 8 years of related work experience.
  • Proven ability to innovate with a history of new or improved product releases.
  • Interacts well with diverse groups within function and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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