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Manager, Fermentation Operations

North Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2211273 Category Manufacturing & Operations Division AbbVie
  • Set, direct and control all operational and financial goals, budget and objectives for the manufacturing area assigned; manages spend of >$20MM. Track and trend performance levels and maximize the operations.
  • Drive and lead the manufacturing area to meet the site business strategies; accountable for operating expenses, payroll and capital expenditures for manufacturing area projects and programs.
  • Recommend and implement business strategies to reduce costs, actively contribute to efforts that adapt and transform the organization to meet changing business needs.
  • Assist teams in troubleshooting manufacturing issues; provide technical guidance and direction to cross-functional partners to optimize processes. Ensure staff is provided technical knowledge and training to efficiently produce the highest quality products.
  • Collaborate with peers and cross-functional partners to define action plans, timelines and budgets for project and product goals.
  • Develop and manage staff through hiring, managing performance, developing talent and providing clear expectations.
  • Ensure all labor and equipment performance measures are met. Responsible for completing established goals, prioritizing project work and controlling and coordinating all activities and improvement efforts across manufacturing areas.
  • Manage the employee relations climate to ensure that our AbbVie Way is realized and an environment exists where all employees have the opportunity to develop to their maximum potential.
  • Coach the managers and supervisors in the area and establish clear expectations with them and all employees regarding responsibilities, goals and behaviors and champion and model exceptional AbbVie performance and talent management practices.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a technical field: advanced degree in a technical field preferred
  • 8+years’ experience including: work as an individual contributor building technical expertise and proved project management skills. Progressively increased responsibility and performance as supervisor, department manager in multiple areas of Operations (Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain , Engineering etc.)
  • Business acumen coupled with functional leadership experience is required to drive high performance in a complex manufacturing operation
Significant Work Activities: Continuous standing 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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