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AbbVie Manager, Product Quality in Worcester, Massachusetts

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 Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

We're seeking a Manager, Product Quality to ensure compliance and efficiency in our quality system for drug, biologics, device, and/or combination products. You'll lead cross-functional teams, design effective quality systems, and coordinate interrelated function activities. You'll support the introduction of new products, identify potential gaps, and oversee training programs. If you're a detail-oriented professional with a strong background in quality assurance and a passion for making a significant impact on our company's success, Apply Now!


  • Ensure proper integration and support of quality regulations: drug, biologics, device and/or combination products.

  • Lead project teams in planning, preparation, review and approval of quality documentation.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system for drug, biologics, device and/or combination products including compliance with Corporate policies, processes and procedures.

  • Design effective quality systems, procedures and/or processes within cross functional teams to ensure compliance as well as efficiency throughout our quality system. May be required to prepare and present data during regulatory audits (FDA, EMA, Anvisa, etc) and internal audits.

  • Manage and oversee the interrelated function activities including design control with R&D, Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T), Supply Chain, Program Management, Commercial, Medical, Pharmacovigilance, and Regulatory Affairs.

  • Coordinate quality system elements, training, continuous improvement, and tactical support across functions, plants, and affiliates.

  • Support new product introduction for pharmaceutical products, medical devices, or combination products. Support design changes to existing medical devices and combination products.

  • Interact with internal and external partners for development of best practices in our quality systems and procedures.

  • Perform assessments to determine compliance to processes and regulations to identify potential gaps and mitigate and implement improvements within our quality system.

  • Oversee the implementation and management of training and education programs for various aspects of quality assurance.

  • Significant Work Activities -Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Microbiology, Engineering or other technical/ scientific area preferred.

  • 8+ years’ experience in quality assurance, quality oversight or relevant experience.

  • Leadership of technical professionals and in leading cross-functional teams.

  • Technical knowledge in as many of the following areas as possible: Quality, Regulatory, Process Sciences, Manufacturing Operations.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with product, process, equipment, and facilities of pharmaceutical, biological or device related products.

  • Knowledge of QA systems and GMP compliance requirements including regulations and standards affecting device, biologics, and pharmaceutical products.

  • Experience working in both team setting and independently. Works well with manager guidance while able to manage own time.

  • Strong verbal (with all levels of management) and written communication skills needed.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills a plus.

  • Can lead medium to larger sized projects with increasing level of complexity and size to deliver tactical results that support strategic initiatives.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: ​

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.​

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. ​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs. ​

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. ​

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.