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*Production Manager (all genders) im Bereich Packaging

Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany Req ID 2120913 Category Manufacturing & Operations Division AbbVie

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At AbbVie, we 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.

As part of our continued growth and development, we are hiring for our leadership team in Packaging Area in our Ludwigshafen site. We are looking for a highly motivated Production Manager (all genders) Packaging with a knack for both quick & easy solutions as well as meticulous tinkering. Do you like thinking outside the box? Do you want to contribute to improving the quality of life of millions of patients around the world? Then get to know us and become part of a team that has a remarkable impact on people's lives. 


Your Responsibilities:

  • be part of the Packaging Department with indirect leadership function
  • be responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of drug supplies of the highest quality for rest of world supply
  • represent the Packaging Manager Humira for all operation functions during absence
  • ensure drug supply continuity for all marketed products. On time, on cost and to the required quality and regulatory standards
  • apply current requirements and guidance (e.g. international and national laws) related to manufacturing and quality control
  • follow established policies, procedures, and practices, in accordance with best practices and current regulatory expectations to ensure compliance
  • Show an understanding of the issues relevant to the organization/business and be able to express them to the team
  • provide leadership for manufacturing processes and projects
  • support regulatory strategies & deliverables for marketed products
  • be the responsible person (Leiter der Herstellung) for packaging according to §12 AMWHV
  • drive the implementation of new products and equipment
  • develop strategic plans and proactively anticipates innovation, quality improvements, and cost reduction opportunities for new and existing products
  • create and maintains liaisons between functional groups as well as sister divisions 
  • drive staff performance to achieve strategic objectives in alignment with the manufacturing strategy
  • drive a continuous improvement of cultural thinking including encouraging new ideas and challenging status quo
  • support Staff Development:  Assists in growth plan development, conducts regular 1:1 meetings, provides constructive feedback, encouragement, and initiates recognition opportunities. Recommends job related course/conferences for skill improvements 
  • initiate individual and team recognition
  • ensure direct reports stay current on their training and provides guidance. 
  • demonstrate accountability and responsibility for EHS performance and compliance through active participation and support of AbbVie’s EHS Program
  • manage key financial, quality and EHS performance indicators and effectively all personnel issues, develop people and act a as supervisor, trainer and mentor of trainees.
  • represent the Production Unit in audits and inspections as subject matter extpert
  • you hold a graduate degree in pharmacy, natural science or a related field
  • you are experienced in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment with a minimum of 5 years leadership experience
  • you have proven expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment and knowledge of project planning and managing skills
  • you understand business needs and impact of regulatory issues on these
  • you demonstrate strong experience performing root cause analysis and problem solving within a GMP environment
  • you show a hands on experience using Operational Excellence/Six Sigma principles to achieve continuous improvements
  • you work effectively across divisions and in complex matrixes environment whilst being an excellent communicator with the ability to motivate and to inspire 
  • you have excellent communication skills in German and are fluent in English for being ready to be part of a global acting company


We offer:

  • an opportunity to work in a world-class team.
  • a supportive environment that allows you to focus on your role and tailor your work to your individual needs, including flexible work models, multiple benefits, and comprehensive health and sports programs.
  • an attractive compensation and company benefits, including our excellent occupational health management system, which is one of the best in Germany


We are looking forward to  your application. Please provide information about your salary expectations and possible start date in your motivation letter. 

An equal opportunity employer. AbbVie welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce. 

Learn more about AbbVie Deutschland at Visit for more information about the therapeutic areas in which we’re active. 

Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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