Abbott Project Manager - Master Black Belt Six Sigma in Temecula, California

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Position Summary

Establish, coordinate and provide leadership for the Business Excellence program within the Division as. Responsible for assuring program and project integration with the Business Unit’s Business Strategy efforts and meet the guidelines, criteria and metrics established by the Business Unit Presidents.

This individual will have a significant impact on both Plant and Operations budget and cost reduction goals. They will lead the most complex and highest impact projects available in the plant.

This individual should be a current or future candidate for Department Manager as well as a prime candidate for the Business Excellence Program Manager position.

Main Responsibilities

Co-lead the Divisional Business Excellence program with the plants and effectively coordinate projects with the deployment champion and other improvement project teams.

Also, must lead projects, identify opportunities, define and financially justify projects, launch project teams, use good project management to manage team activities, lead teams to execute projects with a strong problem solving methodology, track project and program status and results, remove and elevate project barriers, and develop team members.

It is also critical to identify integration issues with other projects/processes and coordinate the improvements with the appropriate project/process owners to accomplish the project goals.

Manage the development and maintenance of methods and enabling systems that measure the degree to which the program goals, objectives and metrics are being met.

Provide deployment champion with the results and recommend appropriate corrective action.

Address program requirements necessary to support constantly changing priorities, responsibilities and organizational ambiguities.

Recruit Experts, Advocates and Team Members into the Business Excellence infrastructure, and ensure continuing development of their skills.

Take an active role in educating visitors to the plant on BEx methodologies and participate in multi-divisional councils that shape the future of Business Excellence at Abbott.

Organize and lead Business Excellence training for plant personnel.

Ensure projects are integrated with other business activities, improvement projects, and business strategies.

Ensure open 2-way communication throughout the organization for Business Excellence.

This includes keeping the Deployment Champion, plant staff and Operations management informed of program status and ensuring coordination of activities between Black Belts at other sites inside and outside of Abbott Vascular.

Also, this includes capturing project lessons learned that could be re-used for other projects.

Perform other work related duties as assigned.


This position operates with only general direction and minimal supervision from the site Operations Manager and has full responsibility to make decisions that directly impact BEX plant goal achievement.


Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Engineering or Business) is required. MBA with emphasis in Operations or Quality Management a plus.

Candidates should have 7+ years of experience across the areas of manufacturing operations, manufacturing support systems, quality operations, project management, or continuous improvement functions. Experience leading improvement teams required. Robust experience with problem-solving methodologies and root-cause analysis.

Candidate should possess an industry recognized Master Black Belt certification or should possess the skills to obtain such status.

Should have thorough knowledge of Medical Device manufacturing and quality processes or external equivalents.

Prior supervisory experience is a plus.

Should have solid project management skills and team leadership skills.

Should have knowledge of other functions that provide inputs regularly, i.e., Research and Development, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Operations.

Must be capable of performing statistical analysis as applicable to product manufacturing and product field performance and serve as a statistical subject matter expert.


Project Management


AVD Vascular


United States > Temecula : Building G - TG Floor-5





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Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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