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Manufacturing Director US/PR Regional Strategy

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2007015 Category Manufacturing & Operations Division AbbVie

Want to make a global impact? We Offer That
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AbbVie employees work every single day to discover and address many of the world's most pressing health challenges. Our work helps people live better lives. When you have patients depending on your solutions, you look for the best people and, when we find them, we make it our business to treat them well.

We are currently sourcing an experienced Director, Regional Strategy to join our high performing diverse, operations leadership team, reporting to our Vice President, Regional Manufacturing (USA & Puerto Rico).
This role is key in developing our Site Director talent pool pipeline within our manufacturing network and requires an experienced leader who will partner closely with our Site Directors across the US and Puerto Rico region. Our strong pipeline of products means that we are continuously growing and therefore always looking for new talent who can develop and grow with us.

Does this sound like the right role for you? If so, read on,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
In this role, you will:
•    Lead and direct multiple cross-functional teams for the implementation of complex programs, managing strategy, execution and budget.
•    Establish program strategy and timelines, defining technical and regulatory requirements to support regulatory approvals.
•    Partner with Site Directors to develop and implement regional initiatives to achieve network objectives
•    Evaluate contingency plans and risk management strategies.
•    Ensure effective communication within team and to Senior Leader stakeholders.
•    Lead team discussions to resolve issues and ensure team alignment throughout program execution.
•    Define budget requirements and report monthly actuals, LBE (Latest Best Estimate), and Plan/LRP (Long Range Plan), schedules per financial schedule.
•    Communicate program requirements, priorities and decisions, regularly and effectively.
•    Guide cross-functional team in resolving conflicts and decisions. Escalate when necessary.


So, what experience do you need to succeed?
•    You will have a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering; MBA is preferred.
•    Strong technical knowledge and operational experience in GMP manufacturing, Quality operations, CMC development and pharmaceutical regulations is required.
•    Demonstrated diverse expertise in API/ bulk substance / OSD / sterile fill finish 
•    Demonstrated strong planning and project management skills while managing large, complex programs in the pharmaceutical industry.
•    10+ years of industry experience, 
•    Strong strategic thinking and leadership skills.
•    Strong communication, organization, analytical, presentation, and people skills.
•    Demonstrated experience in a global and multi-cultural environment.
•    Proven ability to resolve conflict across cross-functional teams and technical experts.
•    Ability to understand technical aspects of complex systems and guide cross-functional and detailed technical discussions during critical problem solving exercises

So, are you ready now to be part of this ambitious and diverse Operations team? 
It’s important to remember, AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment. 

Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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