Abbott Business Excellence Manager in Menlo Park, California

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.

Primary Function

  • Drive culture of Business Excellence, Change Management and idea generation at Structural Heart.

  • Be responsible for developing and managing of Business Excellence throughout Structural Heart through engagement with all departments.

  • Lead technical team to develop new/existing suppliers for NPI projects to ensure long-term success in quality, performance, and continuous improvement.

  • Develop the supplier’s ability to support Lean Manufacturing principles and problem avoidance processes through the use of best in class quality, delivery and lead-time performance processes.

  • As the Manager of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Sub-Function, oversees the strategy implementation and operations for performing detailed audits of practices at company manufacturing plants and sites to ensure that policies and procedures comply with guidelines set forth by all applicable regulations both domestic, international, and applicable International Standardization for Organization (ISO) standards.

  • Reports on weaknesses, ineffective procedures, policy exceptions and discrepancies and recommends appropriate corrective actions.

  • Consults with manufacturing management to establish practices and procedures that comply with all applicable regulations.

Major Responsibilities

  • Successfully support the BEX group to manage all assigned Site & Divisional Specific Projects.

  • Lead BEX Group to ensure assigned projects are completed on time and deliver cost savings as agreed per project.

  • Drive for operational excellence Complete benchmarking both within Abbott and within other industries to determine best in class.

  • Lead and Manage the Value Stream Mapping of processes across all departments to identify improvement opportunities.

  • Responsible for regularly communicating project achievements and progress to site management and project teams.

  • Operate within project budget requirements and highlight any deficiencies in resource requirements.

  • Review supplier processes, collaborate with suppliers on process improvement, and value enhancement opportunities.

Key Skills

The following experience provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:

  • Strong strategy development and planning skills coupled with necessary knowledge of diagnostics technical, operational and supply activities.

  • Recognized project management experience – Six Sigma / BEX experience / or equivalent preferred. Six Sigma Blackbelt certification preferred.

  • Strong influencing & communication skills are essential.


Associates Degree (± 13 years)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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