Abbott Principal Change Specialist in Minneapolis, Minnesota

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


The Change Specialist, Principle is responsible for participating in team-based improvement and issue resolution projects as well as business-driven projects that require Document Control representation. These projects may lead to communication back to the Supervisor, Change Specialists, and Team Leads concerning upcoming work. They may also drive changes to existing processes and procedures. The Change Specialist, Principle has mastered all the tasks completed by Change Specialist, Senior and serves as a main point of contact for the Change Specialists in analyzing issues and providing options for issue resolution.

Job Duties:

Has mastered the skills required of a Change Specialist, Senior though CR processing is not the main focus of this position Change Control team member for cross-functional/multiple organization level projects, such as:

Process improvements and system functionality enhancements

Impacts due to Windchill quarterly releases

Development, Operations, or acquisition-focused activities

Communicate information from project-based activities to Supervisor, Team Leads, and Change Specialists for prioritization and workload planning. Complete Document Control procedure, work instruction and/or guidance document updates in consultation with the Quality Analysts Consult with Change Specialists on CR processing issues and provide options and path forward to address issues Analyze and resolve problems identified by Change Specialists and users, such as:

Functionality not working as expected

ESI failures (interface between PLM and ERP system)

Other interfaces between PLM and execution systems (e.g., labeling, MES)

Change effectivity issues


Operations Quality


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > Minnesota : 5050 Nathan Lane N.





Yes, 5 % of the Time


Not Applicable


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.

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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