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Supplier Quality Engineering Manager

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.JOB DESCRIPTION:About AbbottAbbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people's health. We're always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.Working at AbbottAt Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You'll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the student debt program and education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists. The Opportunity We are currently hiring for a Supplier Quality Engineering Manager to be based in our Plymouth, MN location. - This role will haver responsibilities for Provide Process/Quality Engineering support to manufacturing, helping to ensure delivery of highest quality product to the customer. Provide Quality Engineering support to product development teams, manufacturing teams helping to ensure high quality products. What You'll Work On
    • Develops and maintains a competent work group through effective hiring, communications, recognition, performance feedback and development.
    • Monitors, directs, and prioritizes staff workload to ensure business objectives are met
    • Possesses strong communication skills and is able to adjust style to respective audience (managers, peers, customers, executives, etc.). Makes decisions: Utilizes good judgment and makes timely decisions which consider the facts and data at hand. Knows when to escalate to management and presents possible resolutions. Takes personal responsibility to resolve issues.
    • Confronts Issues: Raises issues that block the achievement of individual and team performance; voices opinions and concerns without waiting to be asked; and attempts to establish areas of difference as well as areas of common interest. Actively promotes conflict resolution.
    • Influences Outcomes: Influences others to support a course of action and to incorporate quality concepts in all activities; appropriately uses authority; influences activities without reliance on formal authority; and communicates unpopular decisions in a realistic but favorable light
    • Ensure all policies and processes are followed and monitor compliance to appropriate regulatory standards.
    • Contracts staffing as necessary to meet department objectives and identified demands.
    • Contributes to establishing department goals, objectives, and accountabilities.
    • Responsible for supplier metrics for business unit reviews
    • Advises planning for department resource needs.
    • Provides routine department status updates to management.
    • Effectively communicate with and provide support to other departments as necessary.
    • Motivate team to achieve results.
    • Foster a department culture of continuous improvement.
    • Identifies and drives continuous quality improvement and lean processes in the areas of responsibility.
    • Provides staff interface and technical support of internal audits, regulatory body audits, and inspections as well as any inquiries.
    • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
    • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.Required Qualifications
      • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Sciences, or related discipline
      • 8+ years of related work experience in a similar role within a regulated industry
      • Demonstrated work experienced with Supplier Engineer responsibilities
      • 2+ years in a leadership/direct supervision role
      • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
      • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organizationPreferred Qualifications
        • Advanced degree in Engineering, Sciences, or related discipline
        • Medical device experience
        • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams in a geographically diverse, matrixed organization* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: - Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.The salary for this role is between:N/AJOB FAMILY:Operations QualityDIVISION:SH Structural HeartLOCATION:United States > Minnesota> St. Paul > Woodridge : 177 East County Rd BADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:WORK SHIFT:StandardTRAVEL:Yes, 10 % of the TimeMEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:Not ApplicableSIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.EEO is the Law link - English: is the Law link - Espanol:

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