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AbbVie Signs On To Recruit Diverse Talent at Upcoming HBCU Connect Annual Conference & Career Fair on June 28th! (1765 hits)

On Friday, June 28th, 2024 at Washington Nationals Stadium in Washington, DC, HBCU CONNECT will host it's 1st Annual Conference and Career Fair offering a huge opportunity for HBCU Graduates and Students nationwide to connect with over 50 companies looking to hire diverse talent.

“We are thrilled to announce that AbbVie will be attending the conference and career fair as a Silver sponsor. With a proven track record, AbbVie has been a diversity recruitment champion and partner of HBCU CONNECT for several years. They are excited about the possibility of meeting and potentially hiring great talent so be sure to visit Joy and the AbbVie team at booths 13 & 14 in the Champions Club along 1st base” said Doug Menifee, SVP of Business Development, HBCU CONNECT.

Make sure to register today if you have not already to attend!

The list of companies that have registered to attend so far include names like:

United Airlines
Owens Corning
Carollo Engineers, Inc.
National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation
AbbVie, Inc.
Radnor Township School District
Case Western Reserve University (School of Medicine)
Prince William County Park Authority
KBR, Inc.
George P. Johnson Company
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. (“JLL”)
Breck School
Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), LLC
Cadmus Group
Pierce College
Equitable Advisors
Bridgewater State University
Brown University School of Public Health
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
Columbus City Schools
Delaware Technical Community College
General Dynamics Information Technology
US Department of Transportation
NYU Langone Health
NYC School Construction Authority
Grinnell College
UVA Health
NOAA/National Ocean Service
Solar United Neighbors
Volunteers of America Western Washington
DC Army National Guard
English Language Programs, U.S. Department of State
Waters Corporation
George Washington University, Graduate School of Education & Huma
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
House of Ruth
Emblem Health
Mastery Charter Schools
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
Blacks in Technology

At AbbVie, we offer you the resources and a global reach to empower your innovative mindset. From day one, we have known it takes teamwork and collaboration to develop the scientific breakthroughs, innovative pipelines, and therapies that change millions of patients’ lives around the world. In short, we know it takes “you” to make those ground-breaking advancements happen. We take pride in serving and supporting our communities and protecting the environment, making a lasting impact that is felt within healthcare and beyond.

We are always searching for talented individuals to join our diverse Procurement, Manufacturing and Supply Chain organizations, which provide direction to multiple functional areas across AbbVie on how to operate economically and efficiently with AbbVie policies and objectives, while adhering to a strict standard of business ethics and integrity.

You will actively support the development and implementation of our organizational transformation strategies. The role will work closely with cross-functional teams across the organization delivering value and process optimization opportunities, capturing best practices and, improving overall operational performance.
So, let’s tell you a little more about what we’re looking for…

Key Responsibilities in Procurement:
You will…
• Be responsible for sourcing, bidding, negotiating, contracting, and/or purchasing goods and services in alignment with agreed category strategies
• Understand the Organization’s approved buying channels and contracting policy for goods and services and help guide the requestors to the appropriate buying channel
• Work with Purchasing Leadership in AbbVie to optimize related areas of spend for procurement activities
• Identify areas to improve supplier levels by integrating agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
• Develop and implement short term and long-term cost reduction strategies
• Use your data analysis knowledge for purchasing and supplier management (supplier metrics and research, master data, market basket analysis, pricing analysis, monthly/quarterly reporting, savings reporting)
• Demonstrate knowledge of external guidelines (e.g., FDA, Customs, TSCA, USDA, phRMA, etc.) to ensure compliance
• You will collaboratively partner with Key stakeholders i.e., Site Leaders, Finance, Legal, Suppliers
• Potentially manage a team of Purchasing professionals

Key Responsibilities in Supply Chain:
You will….
• As a member of AbbVie’s Supply Chain Operations group, you could lead Brand/Program projects; manage high performing teams; and/or drive capability discussions through analytics
• Many of our groups function as internal consultants partnering cross functionally between Commercial, Finance, and Manufacturing
• AbbVie Supply Chain Operations manages lifecycle transitions that have a significant impact on Brands sales, customer engagement, and Patient satisfaction.
• Projects and initiatives include millions of dollars in capital / project expense
• Our Brand Management Team within AbbVie Supply Chain Operations creates the Brand plan, financial plan, LRP, risk management and Lifecycle strategies. Justify and ensure alignment with AbbVie’s business goals and strategic imperatives.
Key Responsibilities in Manufacturing:
You will….
• Lead and inspire a team of operating personnel to produce high-quality clinical or commercial products.
• Collaboration and teamwork are essential to our success, which is why you will work closely with other supervisors to ensure seamless operations. You'll be responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely completion of production-related cGMP documentation. Your attention to detail and commitment to maintaining the highest standards will be crucial in this role.
• As a Manufacturing Supervisor, you'll also be responsible for facilitating the transfer, planning, implementation, and maintenance of manufacturing processes and procedures. Your expertise will be vital in optimizing the use of materials, equipment, and personnel to ensure superior quality products.

Required & Desired Qualifications

• Requires a Bachelor’s degree; 5 or more years of progressive experience in relate field
• Computer proficiency and scheduling experience required; good writing skills.
• Data analytics skill
• Strong knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Excellent written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and grow relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers
• Ability to prioritize and organize workload across multiple projects

Registering to Attend
It's not too late to register to attend the event if you'd like to network with the participating employers or other HBCU Grads and Students that will be in attendance!
Register today on our conference landing page:

Employers Looking to Participate
If you would like to have your company registered to attend the career fair, email our team at

See you soon!
Posted By: Will Moss
Thursday, June 13th 2024 at 4:56PM
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