Operations Project Manager (Biologics)


Westport, MO

  1. Operations
  2. Manufacturing Process
  1. Full-time

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on XFacebookInstagramYouTube and LinkedIn

Job Description

We are currently sourcing a Operations Project Manager to join our Biologics Manufacturing team in AbbVie Westport on a permanent basis.

In this role you will be responsible for leading cross functional project initiatives within the Biologics Business Unit to ensure that effective improvements are put in place to improve the overall performance of the Business Unit through ensuring that cost, compliance (FDA, HPRA, EPA), Safety and customer requirements are met. The role will also provide support to the production management team in achieving overall business goals and objectives for the business unit

Does this interest to you? then read on....

Here's a snapshot of your key responsibilities for this role:

  • Develop the Manufacturing departments to a level where all members are working towards common goals as set out by the BU leader. 
  • Lead and motivate cross-functional teams during projects through effective communication and by delivering clear actions plans for team members
  • Support the relevant departments in the implementation of process improvements for the Business Unit
  • Develop action plans for non-conforming KPI's
  • Identify action plans to eliminate re occurring issues within the Business Unit.
  • Identify and lead process improvements initiatives within the Business Unit.
  • Develop training modules in conjunction with the business unit Managers.
  • Identify areas to continuously enhance the performance of the business Unit.
  • Lead process improvement projects to enhance the overall performance of the Business Unit and manage to closure
    • Business Unit related projects to ensure compliance with aseptic/safety regulations
    • Process Improvements Projects that support efficiency, Safety and Quality.
    • Complex NCRs which require a cross - functional investigation approach.
    • Re-occurring issues.
  • Co-ordinate the completion of process improvements initiatives in conjunction with the Business Units Managers


So, what do you need to do this role?

  • 3rd level qualification in a Science, Engineering or related scientific field, advanced degree is preferred
  • Proven track record in Project Management
  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience in batch processing, automation, commissioning and validation in an FDA/HPRA regulated industry. 
  • Detailed knowledge of cGMP and regulatory requirements relating to the pharmaceutical industry is required for this role.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles of contamination control and regulatory expectations for aseptic processing. 
  • A minimum of 1 year team direct supervisory experience in a team environment
  • Excellent conflict handling skills. Proven to be self-directed, self-motivated and ability to prioritise competing priorities

So, are you ready now to lead this ambitious and diverse Operations team? Apply today!

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion.  It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.