Abbott Manufacturing Supervisor -- Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The Senior Manufacturing Supervisor is the primary person responsible for multiple production crews, a specific shift, or a significant and permanent project (in addition to normal production supervisor responsibilities) that is either cross-functional in nature or impacts multiple production areas (i.e., crews, products, lines). The Sr. Production Supervisor is responsible for the performance of his or her team and meeting any assigned project timelines and objectives. Keys to success include proper management of product quality and compliance of employees/equipment, promotion of a safe and positive work environment, constant pursuit of business excellence initiatives, successful management and development of direct reports and achieving results through cross-functional relationships (i.e., Engineering, Quality, Equipment, Materials). The Sr. Production Supervisor will generate improvements through innovative ideas and execution while meeting daily production / operational demands.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining effectiveness of the quality system by ensuring quality/compliance of manufacturing / production processes.

  • Pro-actively seek ways to maintain and improve quality standards.

  • Use objective and quantifiable measures to decrease safety incidents and to increase quality and performance.

  • Promote a safe work environment by ensuring the highest standards in employee safety.

  • Supervise, train, and develop nonexempt personnel / develop goals / objectives for all assigned personnel / monitor employees' performance against goals, provide performance feedback / write and conduct development plans / performance appraisals and manage employee HR issues.

  • Manage and assign resources to address business needs, including staffing levels, overtime needs and project support.

  • Provide leadership for the team and appropriately address production, safety, and quality needs effectively.

  • Be responsible for overall equipment performance & maintain equipment downtime to an acceptable level.

  • Support equipment upgrades/new installations.

  • Responsible for meeting daily production goals. proactively seek ways to increase productivity (i.e., implementing equipment improvements to increase productivity).

  • Work as a liaison between Operations, Engineering, Equipment, Materials, Quality Control and Quality Assurance to manage and resolve production issues.

  • Promote communication and teamwork across shifts / crews as applicable.

  • Provide support for compliance investigations and resolve corrective actions.

  • Responsible for motivating all assigned personnel to ensure that all applicable documentation is within compliance of procedures and guidelines.

  • Ensure all assigned personnel are in personal training compliance and unique training needs of the group are met.

  • Participate in plant Safety, Quality and Operations meetings.

  • Assist / support other functions as needed.

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

  • Bachelors Degree plus 5-7 years experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Engineering / Business / Operations degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards affecting the manufacture of Medical Devices (i.e., cGMPs and CFRs).

  • Industry / supervisory experience and direct exposure to Operations desired.

  • Ability to direct activities of employees.

  • Ability to train and motivate assigned personnel.

  • Ability to continuously improve upon safety, quality, and performance.

  • Has understanding of operations standards and documentation.

  • Has understanding of safety, quality, and performance goals and has the ability to execute on goals.

  • Must be able to lead and motivate people to ensure safety, quality and performance.

  • Ability to make decisions with sound judgment and execute on such decisions with quantifiable results.

  • Ability to make difficult decisions within a time-sensitive environment.

  • Ability to find solutions to difficult problems and/or the ability to find resources to solve such problems.

  • Able to confront and resolve conflict and lead efforts to resolve critical situations.

  • Uses good judgment to make sound decisions.

  • This position requires a high level of adaptability, flexibility, clear direction and creative decision-making in a highly challenging environment. Engineering / Operations / Business / Quality / Technical

  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email