Operational Excellence Manager (m/f)

Einsatzort: Ludwigshafen

Operational Excellence Manager (m/f)

Operational Excellence Manager (m/f)

Primary Function:

To provide support to all departments from an operational excellence perspective, and to develop new and innovative

processes to deliver cost reductions. Manage KPI measurement and reporting (Performance Dashboard).



Your Key Responsibilities:


  • Establishes an operational excellence (OpEx) culture at AbbVie, ensuring that all employees become involved in the
  • OpEx initiative
  • Manages implementation of overall OpEx strategy
  • Ensures strong communication of OpEx projects and project results plant wide
  • Assists OpEx project teams
  • Understands continuous improvement process
  • Manages project issues/available resources
  • Ensures OpEx Team and management are aware of potential roadblocks
  • Tracks progress, prepares and facilitates project selection
  • Provides guidance on methodology
  • Conducts OpEx training and education as needed
  • Becomes local Subject Matter Expert on OpEx methodology and tools
  • Plans for recognition and reinforcement of OpEx
  • Benchmark with other industries who are implementing Business or Operational Excellence
  • Manages the weekly and monthly performance review meetings
  • Ensures that KPIs are available in time and reported according to their Definition





Your Profil:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering
  • 3 years plus of leading projects (technical and transactional) and teams with relevant experience of continuous improvement and velocity increase
  • 3 years plus of executing and improving business processes associated with supply chain planning, manufacturing, plant/equipment maintenance, logistics, quality management procurement, training
  • 3 years plus of good verbal and written communication skills, and excellent presentation skills
  • 3 years plus of experience communicating with senior leaders in previous role
  • Excellent command of the German and English language required
  • Operational excellence requires proper management of complex site issues. To reach this end role requires a significant amount of data analysis to identify and correct issues.
  • Problem solving skills under the pressure
  • Innovative thinking, where new and untested solutions are proposed, demonstrated and implemented on a regular basis
  • Risk assessment to ensure the most cost effective solution is identified
  • Clearly define the cost improvement goals for each year
  • Critically review proposed solutions to technical issues, to ensure the optimum solution is reached
  • Monitor performance, and complete performance reviews

The Operational Excellence Manager will organise the following elements of their workload:

  • Leadership of the OpEx strategy implementation at the site
  • Identification and process development of continuous improvement initiatives to drive the required departmental cost reductions
  • Coaching and training of all personnel on Operational Excellence tools and techniques Supervision Provided
  • Maintains regular contact with the other departmental team leaders and management, to ensure all operational excellence strategy is being implemented
  • Maintains regular contact with other AbbVie sites, in relation to Operational Excellence activities to allow for cross fertilisation of ideas and benchmarking activities

We are looking forward to your online application and ask that you state your salary and your earliest start date or notice period in your personal statement.

AbbVie is characterized by diversity and internationality. We therefore welcome diversity among our applicants, in particular also chronically ill and severely disabled people.





AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) ist ein globales, forschendes BioPharma-Unternehmen, das sich der Entwicklung innovativer Therapien für einige der komplexesten und schwerwiegendsten Erkrankungen der Welt verschrieben hat. Mission des Unternehmens ist es, mit seiner Expertise, seinen engagierten Mitarbeitern und seinem Innovationsanspruch die Behandlungsmöglichkeiten in vier Therapiegebieten deutlich zu verbessern: Immunologie, Onkologie, Virologie und Neurowissenschaften. In mehr als 75 Ländern arbeiten AbbVie-Mitarbeiter jeden Tag daran, die Gesundheitsversorgung für Menschen auf der ganzen Welt voranzutreiben. In Deutschland ist AbbVie an seinem Hauptsitz in Wiesbaden und seinem Forschungs- und Produktionsstandort in Ludwigshafen vertreten. Insgesamt beschäftigt AbbVie Deutschland rund 2.600 Mitarbeiter. Mit rund 29.000 Mitarbeitern weltweit vertreibt AbbVie Medikamente in mehr als 170 Länder.