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Director, Global Engineering Innovation and Technology



North Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

An engineering professional responsible for leading large, global, strategic programs and equipment selection through a matrix of cross-functional groups and individuals. Provides corporate guidance on activities related to strategic planning, market demand and trends, strategic opportunities and business needs, technological advances and legal requirements. Position to be a part of the Global Engineering group.


  • Responsible for compliance with applicable policies and procedures. Develops procedures and work standards for process equipment purchasing and design. Ensures quality and effectiveness of key results of major projects within function through sound design, early risk assessments, and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Manages multiple, often concurrent global projects/programs and consistently meets expectations. Makes difficult decisions regarding priorities among projects/programs. Anticipates and understands the business needs and has a thorough knowledge of customer strategic needs and global challenges when developing a project/program scope.
  • Leads the processing engineering SMEs supporting projects, ensuring process equipment procurement remains within budget and meets Abbvie standards working with the project/program team.
  • Defines a vision for the future that aligns with corporate goals and critical business objectives when setting strategies for process equipment such as sensorization and automation, coordinating with the global automation group and rolls out initiatives to the manufacturing sites.
  • Leads and contributes to the development of long-term business and organizational strategies such as the human error reduction program and facilities improvement team program.
  • Integrates experiences and approaches from multiple projects / disciplines to develop the best solution in the total business context. Works actively with manufacturing sites to ensure alignment of best practices across similar sites and provides technical support for equipment challenges.
  • Identifies key talent both within the SME group and at site level and ensure site personnel are aware of global opportunities.
  • Anticipates trends and prioritizes challenges. Serves as organization spokesperson on large strategic initiatives. Sets the strategy and direction for improving project design / outcome within the framework of the corporate strategy.


  • A Bachelors Degree in Engineering, science (preferably Chemical or a Science), or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence, with a desired 18+ years of significant engineering and / or operational experience. A post-graduate education / degree is desired, and may contribute towards the desired years of experience.
  • A career history marked by a consistent series of significant contributions and accomplishments.
  • Experience of working in different countries or working with sites in different countries.
  • Experience working with at least 2 manufacturing areas from Aseptic fill finish, oral solid dosage (OSD), Chemical (API), Biologics.
  • Demonstrated and been recognized for excellence in breadth and depth of knowledge in global projects.
  • Interacts well with diverse groups across corporation and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
  • Listens to and understands others’ points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one’s own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.
  • Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences, while optimizing overall organizational goals.
  • A technical background in health care, medical devices, biological, or pharmaceutical companies.
  • Consistently demonstrated competency with financial systems and in fiscal control. Project accounting experience. Understanding and management of procurement & contracting processes.

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.