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Operations Director (Biologics)


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 17, 2023.

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines 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, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.

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Operations Director (Biologics) Primary Westport, Ireland Req ID 2210543 Category Manufacturing & Operations Division AbbVie Ready to make a global impact?

We offer that Investment in your leadership career?

We offer that too Welcome to AbbVie We are currently sourcing an experienced Operations Director (Biologics) here at AbbVie, Westport.

In your new role, you willlead a committed and innovative manufacturing team to deliver multiple products to our patients across the globe while driving for and achieving global manufacturing excellence.

AbbVie Westport has over 1400 employees and is a centre of excellence for aseptic processing, including our new state of teh art biologics facility.

Reporting to our Vice President, Plant General Manager, in this role, you will interface with the global operations group and, as part of the site senior leadership team, deliver on our key strategic initiatives, influencing site financial growth and business decisions.

This position has been identified as a key talent development role that will be leveraged to identify future site leaders for local and international career opportunities, so a great opportunity to invest in your leadership career If interested, read on for more information and get your application started today Key responsibilities: Lead, coach and develop your team to be a consistent, high-performing group, with a focus on strengthening and building technical knowledge/capability, thereby investing in their development and career growth.

Deliver operational and financial goals, budgets and objectives for the assigned manufacturing area.

Manage a budget of typically $20MM or more, ensuring performance levels to maximize operations.

Lead the assigned manufacturing unit to meet the site business strategies; accountable for operating expenses, payroll and capital expenditures for manufacturing unit projects and programs.

Implementation of business strategies to achieve budget expectations as well as drive cost reduction efforts; implement actions to adapt and transform the organization in order to meet changing business needs.

Apply a high level of scientific analysis and decision-making to influence the design and ongoing optimization of manufacturing processes.

Provide leadership to teams when troubleshooting manufacturing issues; consult and advises cross-functional teams to ensure processes and approaches result in efficient, high-quality products.

Responsible for synthesizing action plans, timelines and budgets for the project and product goals and adjusting these plans accordingly to effectively respond to changing demands of the business.

Coach managers in the organization and establish clear expectations with them and all employees regarding responsibilities, goals and behaviours and champion and model exceptional AbbVie performance and talent management practices.

Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a relevant degree in a similar Engineering or Scientific discipline.


is preferred with 5-8 years of experience in engineering/manufacturing, with relevant experience in aseptic fill finish manufacturing in the biopharmaceutical industry.

5 years plus of direct people management experience.

Detailed knowledge of cGMP and regulatory requirements for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Experience/involvement with EMEA and FDA inspections in a Biologicsmanufacturing facility is needed to succeed in this role.

5 years plus of experience in start-ups and/or new product introductions to biopharmaceutical facilities.

Must be able to lead these activities in a start-up environment.

5 years plus of demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to deliver projects on schedule, within budget, and meet the predefined quality requirements with 3 years of clear understanding of the performance metrics that drive a manufacturing organization, including utilization, variances, and costs.

Ready to be an AbbVie leader?

Then apply today 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.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets.

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 disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status.

We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans.

The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.

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