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AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases.

We are offering a recently graduated Pharmacist or Engineer a position on our Operations Development Program (ODP) in the area of Manufacturing and Engineering Services.

The Operations Development Program (ODP) is a global leadership development program. The ODP offers a formal three-year program, based on one’s discipline, with three twelve month assignments in different areas of Operations including the option to do a Global Assignment. ODP assignments are crafted to develop exceptional functional and leadership traits, by working on a wide range of projects and gaining exposure to different leaders in the company.


The ODP is focused on developing high potential leadership talent for AbbVie Operations globally. This program combines hands-on experiences and career mentoring with technical and leadership training to accelerate professional development. Members will graduate with a diverse experience, technical ability, and the self-confidence to make remarkable impact for our patients.


The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in pursuing a career in manufacturing operations in the pharmaceutical industry.  

Over the course of the three year program, you will be given extensive opportunities to develop both professionally and personally which will give you the required skills needed for future success within our organization. We will work with you to create a personalized development plan to serve as a step-by-step guide towards the experiences, knowledge and resources necessary to achieve your career goals.

As a member you will:

  • Be a regular full-time employee of AbbVie
  • Work on a variety of assignments and cross functional project teams within AbbVie’s operations departments such as;  Technical Operations, New Product Introduction, Bulk Manufacturing, Packaging and Engineering.
  • Develop a well-rounded skill set through each of your assignments.
  • Have the opportunity to visit and work in other the AbbVie sites. 
  • Be paired with a mentor, who will provide you with support and guidance in the development of your career.
  • Obtain training customized to support your individual growth and development.
  • Report to an assignment manager for each rotation who will oversee your day-to-day responsibilities.  Will attend an Annual Development Program summit in Chicago and will receive leadership training and networking opportunities in collaboration with other functional development programs. 

Your Profile:

  • Recently graduated Pharmacist or Engineer (Masters or PhD) with strong interest in manufacturing.
  • At least one internship or similar working experience in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Strong academic performance and extra-curricular achievement.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, integrity and professional maturity.
  • Highly ambitious as well as strong aspiration to develop into a leadership position. Excellent English and German skills.
  • Ideal candidates will have no more than two years work experience after graduation to qualify for the ODP.

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