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Manufacturing Site BTS Lead

North Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2208742 Category Information Technology Division AbbVie



  • Assess, benchmark, propose, implement and sustain the Site's digitalization strategy and roadmap in alignment with IME business imperatives and BTS capabilities
  • Ensures delivery of robust sustainable digitalization solutions that meet site, region and network priorities
  • Coach, mentor and develop key talent, and demonstrate willingness to make hard choices around people and talent development
  • Establish and advance a high performing team of SMEs by recruiting, training, coaching and developing people, clearly communicating goals, performance expectations, role responsibilities and performance feedback in alignment with AbbVie’s Talent philosophy
  • Continuous improvement in relationship building and cross-functional prioritization across multiple business and technology functions: IME, Quality, Supply Chain, BTS in alignment of Operations strategic priorities.
  • Accountable for digitalization program enablement with a multi-year roadmap
  • Provide expert guidance and financially justified business case for new and emerging technologies and trends for business process simplification and automation
  • Liaise with Global BTOs, ensuring high standards of service delivery and engage to influence continuous improvement opportunities for site operations
  • Ensure cyber and operations resilience, compliance and data integrity regulatory standards are maintained and adhered to across all site systems
  • Support and provide domain expertise to site on GxP, data integrity, information security as well as internal and external audits
  • Understand current system design and partner with key stakeholders and site leadership to ‘future proof’ BTS solutions to ensure site stability of manufacturing operations
  • Facilitate internal resources and external vendors in planning, verification and implementation of technical solutions for day-to-day operations as well as IME and BTS strategic imperatives. Interface with hardware, software and service vendors to ensure successful delivery, integration and validation of manufacturing operations



  • Relevant degree in IT, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Electronics, or similar
  • 12+ years relevant industry experience. Exposure to FDA, GMP, ISA95, safety and environmental legislation. Experience in pharmaceutical or life sciences industry preferred
  • 5+ years proven track record in delivering IT & OT automation solutions in similar environment
  • 5+ years + project management experience – proven record of cross functional project delivery
  • 5+ years leadership experience – direct reporting with demonstrated ability to motivate and develop teams in matrix environment
  • Systems background: ERP, MES, Data Historian (OSI PI), Packaging Serialization, Chromatography (Empower) and laboratory management systems (SCADA/DCS)
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance, SLC, Compliance and Data Integrity
  • Ability to manage and support manufacturing operations in conjunction with site and global teams
  • Proven ability to make clear and courageous decisions, influence site leadership and key stakeholders at site, regional and global levels
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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