Work closely with other areas within the Packaging COE to evaluate and develop processes to execute packaging related projects seamlessly
Coordinates with packaging engineers to gather all required information to implement projects according to timelines
Provide technical leadership and oversight for all packaging execution projects
Supervises a team to support the creation of new and revised packaging documentation including final commodity material specifications, primary container specifications and packaging bill of materials for AbbVie products as well as in-house 3rd party manufactured products and third party contracted packaging as needed
Participates in the evaluation of assigned staff/project team members and in the identification of development needs
Performs all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established company policies to achieve overall objectives of this position
Promotes a productive and harmonious working environment with their team and between other employees, which will be conductive to maximize employee morale, productivity and efficiency
Improves methods/designs/processes. Recognizes and implements good ideas/innovations/costs reductions; consistently generates/adopts original solutions to problems and reduces them to practices.
Mentors others by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance. Resolves underlying problems. Identifies full range of customer/client needs and proposes solutions to address them; makes alterations in products or services to better meet (recognized or unrecognized) customer need .
Bachelor's Degree in Packaging Engineering or closely related discipline with a desired 7+ years of significant packaging engineering and/or operational experience
Exposure to GDP (good documentation practices) and/or cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) and/or GLP (good laboratory practices) in regulated environment
Experience in packaging engineering techniques and/or packaging lab testing (e.g. visual, rub tests, adhesion, simulated distribution etc.) or other regulated lab situations
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities (across global time zones) to achieve results and meet deadlines
Must be reliable and predictably available to perform the major duties of the position
Must possess good written and verbal communication skills. Must be knowledgeable of various software applications including Maximo, Excel, Word, Visio, Project, PowerPoint, and meeting software such as WebEx. Knowledge of Spanish, German or Italian is considered an advantage and therefore preferred .