Abbott Business Line Leader 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.

This exciting position has opened at our fast growing Structural Heart division in Menlo Park, where we design and manufacture our life-saving MitraClip cardiovascular medical device. Our Menlo Park site has grown to 500 people and we continue to grow. Please apply now!

Primary Job Function

· Assists Operations Manager in overseeing the operations and personnel of one production line to maximize productivity and operating efficiencies.

· Oversees the coordination of labor, materials, equipment, and tooling to assemble product effectively and deliver it to inventory.

· Maintains a high level of product quality and trace-ability during product assembly.

· Ensures production is performed in full compliance with the Quality System and all procedural requirements.

· Promotes safe work environment and behaviors.

Core Job Responsibilities

· Manages to a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordinating the selection process with Human Resources.

· Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, rewarding positive behavior, and applying disciplinary action as appropriate.

· Trains and certifies to all critical assembly operations and understands all line PFM's.

· Monitors daily work metrics and provides direction and guidance to skilled nonexempt staff to achieve unit or project goals.

· Retains responsibility for product from initial assembly to final distribution. Schedules and organizes assigned manufacturing lines to achieve 100% product availability and maintain targeted levels of inventories.

· Communicates to line personnel daily while maintaining a constant line presence.

· Maintains a safe work environment with 100% training and compliance to applicable procedures.

· Responsible for achieving dept. attendance targets including immediate feedback to employees by instance.

· Coordinates activities related to shift starts and changes.

· Communicates with other departments and functions as needed in support of meeting operational objectives.

· Interprets and executes policies that affect work processes and personnel within the assigned organizational unit.

· Oversees personnel and processes to ensure production meets all associated quality standards.

· Oversees personnel and processes to ensure full compliance with internal and external regulations.

· Able to respond to internal and/or external indicators that impact the business and/or industry.

· Monitors and reports on performance to area budget.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

· Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills): Manage progress of nonexempt employees for one production line toward achievement of departmental goals. Manage costs of projects, manpower, and material resources for one production line. Performs this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in non-compliance with company and governmental regulations.

· Cognitive Skills: Understands and follows established work processes so as to optimize utilization of manpower and material resources within the assigned area or related departments; Facilitates others’ participation in the continuous improvement program; Investigates and solves basic problems that impact work processes and personnel within a unit or department.

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