Abbott Manager, Development Quality Engineering in Plano, Texas

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.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Manager, Development Quality Engineering. Working within broad objectives, the Manager is responsible for Development Quality Engineering (DQE) personnel and functional support of Product Development Programs (PDP), PDP Extension Projects, and Continuous Improvement/Continuation Engineering (CI/CE) activities. Specifically, the Manager is responsible for providing oversight, coaching and guidance for DQE teams with regard to PDP planning and execution of assigned deliverables, and cross-functional support of other tasks, for the program(s). These may include, but are not limited to: Requirements Definition; Design input and output requirements/matrix; Standards Compliance Identification/Assessment; Product Life-Cycle Risk Management Activities; Design Verification and Validation activities; Test Method/Inspection Method Development and Validation; Design Review, Change & Transfer for Manufacturability.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides coaching, mentoring, career development and ongoing performance feedback throughout the operating year

  • Ensures and maintains a safe and professional work environment

  • Assigns and reviews project work of staff, sets work and resourcing priorities, and, as required, reviews and/or course corrects the output of project/program deliverables

  • Analyzes projects for resource requirements and ensures resource availability to all priority projects

  • Prepares project quality plans including milestones, validation of design and processes, as well as appropriate documentation and procedures

  • Manages/conducts special analyses and/or staffing of projects as required by the business

  • Facilitates resolution of problems, issues and/or risks including identification of root causes to prevent re-occurrence

  • Responsible for budgeting/cost control, personnel management, space and equipment acquisition/maintenance, communication and policy implementation/adherence

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other international regulatory regulation requirements/standards, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers (internal cross-functionally and external), contractors, and vendors

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned by Senior Leadership/Management

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

  • A Bachelor's degree (preferably in an applicable engineering discipline) with ten (10) or more years of progressively increasing responsibility and work experience in Quality Design, Engineering, and/or Research & Development in the medical device manufacturing industry

  • Five (5) or more years of service with increasing responsibility within a management/leadership role (preferably in Quality Design and/or Engineering)

  • Broad cross-disciplinary and in-depth knowledge and experience with industry accepted quality assurance design methodologies, project management, and product life-cycle risk management theory and practical application

  • Direct ‘hand’s-on’ medical device product development experience

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-divisional/matrixed business unit model preferred

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a geographically diverse business environment and personnel base

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set and administer goals, provide positive, constructive, and consistent feedback respectfully, the capability to build positive relationships to improve business results, as well as coach, mentor and develop junior-level engineering staff

  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate at multiple hierarchal levels in the organization

  • Ability to multi-tasks, prioritize, meets/exceed deadlines and hold themselves, staff, and others accountable

  • Strong organizational, strategic planning, and tactical execution/follow-up skills

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering / Design

  • Advanced credential(s) in a relevant Quality/Engineering discipline/concentration. Ex: Professional certification or designation, such as CQE, CSQE, CRE and/or CMQ/OE

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 corpjat@abbott.com