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Fermentation Operations Manager



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


The Production Section Manager is responsible for leading their department. They must provide leadership, organization, and assure resources are in place for the continuity of operations. The operation of the facility must comply with federal and local government regulations and operate efficiently.


  • Plan and control the operation to meet the plant throughput while maintaining safety, quality, cost and customer satisfaction.
  • Builds positive culture and develops team members while overseeing the department. Monitors team workload, guides team through complex work issues, and answers questions. Interviews, hires, and recommends salary adjustments for team members as needed. Collaborates with team members to establish performance goals, conducts performance reviews, and assists with succession planning.
  • Assure compliance of federal, local and international regulatory agencies. Anticipate and correct situations that affect compliance.
  • Manage effective deployment of labor resources across shift and work centers. Identify cross-training requirements to ensure maximum labor flexibility. Identify and coordinate training as well as professional developmental needs for personnel, including production personnel, to maintain a well prepared workforce.
  • Lead problem resolution through root cause analysis. Participate in establishing/approving sound and effective corrective actions to address root cause of event.
  • Drive continuous improvement and employee engagement across the plant. Assure that Departmental Standard Operating Procedures and Process Descriptions are maintained, updated, and their content is in compliance with the proper regulatory agencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration
  • Eight years of experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Five years of leadership experience
  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication, and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and manage conflict
  • Proficient knowledge on Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Key Stakeholders

Operations, Supply Chain, Quality

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.