AbbVie Audit and Compliance Auditor I in Lake County, Illinois

Audit and Compliance Auditor I

USA, Illinois, Lake County

2 additional locations

USA, IllinoisUSA

Quality Assurance

Requisition #1807630

The function of Audit and Compliance Co-Auditor is to assist and support the Internal Audit and ComplianceTeam in performing evaluations for compliance with US and foreign regulation requirements (minimally mayinclude the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, European Middle East regions). The Co-Auditor will also workwith the Internal audit team to provide constructive evaluation of quality related systems for suppliers thatprovide materials, services and products to AbbVie. Suppliers can include API suppliers, contract labs,excipient suppliers, commodity suppliers, devices, specialty pharmacies, logistic providers and third partymanufacturers. Their execution in the area of GMP compliance and quality assures that activities areperformed and documented in accordance with AbbVie policies/procedures and applicable quality andregulatory requirements intended to assure the quality, effectiveness and safety of our products.

*This role will require approximately 75% travel including international.

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • With guidance from another member of the Internal Audit team, assess compliance of systems, facilities, and procedures per applicable regulations through audits and assessments of our suppliers, assuring compliance to regulatory requirements and AbbVie specifications.

  • Provide feedback in the form of audit observations, and review corrective actions to determine if corrective actions and commitments have been properly implemented, proven to be effective and are being maintained by the supplier.

  • Support strategic initiatives to improve compliance to regulatory requirements and standards.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in technical or scientific area (Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Microbiology, or Engineering) or equivalent industry experience (at least 4 years) with sufficient exposure to pharmaceutical, medical device, or combination product related industries.

  • Must have a technical background and requires understanding of the audit process and knowledge of worldwide requirements related to GMP regulations for quality systems and compliance.

  • Must understand a variety of quality/operational systems that support facility, product design, development, production, distribution, installation, support and service and understand the principles of quality management.

  • The individual must have excellent oral/written communications skills.

  • Personal skills needed include interpersonal skills, tact, open mindedness, maturity, tenacity, self-reliance, organizational/administrative skills and sound judgment. Effective communication skills are essential with an ability to work effectively outside of the company and across functional and technical areas

  • One year in Quality Assurance with some project management experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device or related industry. One year in compliance auditing is required. Total combined experience expected to be at least two years.

  • Fluent in English. Including reading, writing and verbal communication.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


  • 75%

Additional Information

  • Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time