Abbott Sr. QA Manager, Quality Engineering in Des Plaines, Illinois

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.

Abbott Molecular has a new opening for Sr. QA Manager, Quality Engineering located in Des Plaines, IL. This position will be responsible for leading the Manufacturing Quality Engineering team. Core responsibilities will include validation, quality engineering and on-market product support. Position will lead initiatives to implement robust processes and drive process improvements.

Addition responsibilities include:

Leads briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives. Interacts frequently with internal and external management and senior-level representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements and or contractual clarifications. May liaise with customers and suppliers. Responsible for managing multiple quality system elements/functions as defined in the site Quality Manual. Implements the quality plan in accordance with the quality objectives/goals and maintains the effectiveness of the quality system. Determines staffing and other resource requirements needed to achieve business goals and compliance requirements. Resolves project team issues. Leads complex process improvement teams and/or initiatives. Responsible for the development and management of staff. Responsible for ensuring that functional areas of responsibility have adequate training programs for adhering to all safety requirements and business EHS goals.

Develop quality goals based on the business strategies, collaborates with other business units on common goals and drives for results. Additional responsibilities may include: Establish and implement necessary communication strategy for the improvement and awareness of the quality issues. Responsible for department financials and for managing cost improvements.

Balance complex resource needs across QA functions. Decision making that has an extended impact on work processes and outcomes, that could cause substantial expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds; and jeopardize future business activity.

Minimum education and experience requirements:

4 year degree in a scientific or technical discipline or equivalent experience (minimum 5 years in area of discipline). Minumum 7-10 years of experience in function or related field. Masters & above degree preferred. 4-6 years of direct supervisor experience. Must have demonstrated solid knowledge and experience in discipline. Leadership experience is required. Considered a Subject Matter Expert and key contributor to initiatives. Leader and key contributor to initiatives and advancement of the Quality organization. Emerging Leader. Demonstrates strong leadership competencies. Makes decisions and charts course through careful evaluation of risks and benefits with limited information in conjunction with Director. Builds/drives relationships and teamwork within team and across functions with professional demeanor.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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