Abbott Global Manager Quality Systems in Weesp, Netherlands

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Primary Job Function

The Global Manager Quality Systems will be the Global EPD QA Business Process Owner for the Established Pharmaceutical Division Quality Management Software solutions that drive key quality processes, to ensure safe, efficacious and quality products can be supplied in accordance to regulatory and business requirements. The role has global responsibility to provide strategic and functional leadership to quality teams, structure relevant data to create meaningful insights that can drive operational excellence. Ensure the development and implementation of efficient, effective, and compliant global processes, procedures, and systems that incorporate best practices and risk mitigation strategies.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes the Global Software Solutions Strategy. Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

  • Provide leadership in the development of quality improvement strategies and tactics, drive opportunities, standardize, and optimize quality Systems across the global organization.

  • Represents EPD on Corporate initiatives linking business process knowledge with knowledge of the Quality Management software solutions system. Responsible for EPD QA executive leadership approval for all Corporate and Division IT related documents and projects plans.

  • Effectively leads and works with cross functional teams to explore and implement business and customer improvement opportunities including cost reduction measures, quality and productivity improvements.

  • Leads Integration projects to integrate acquired Businesses into the Abbott Quality System by defining the strategy and assessing best practices within Abbott and the acquired business to ensure a system fit for purpose is implemented.

  • Keeps current on developments within related domains of expertise, regulatory environment, and changes in governmental policies within domain of responsibility and provide support for transition into the EPD relevant Quality systems.

Position Accountability / Scope

This position reports to Senior Manager Global Quality Systems.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Information Technology or equivalent.

Minimum Experience/ Knowledge Required

10 years in a Quality-related position in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Knowledge of relevant regulations for quality systems and compliance.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality system processes

  • Capable of analysing data in order to support the development of strategies to effectively manage the action plans that will resolve the issues.

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to organize work in a logical, thorough and succinct manner.

  • Strong leadership skills, along with, strong financial acumen in order to translate EPD Business requirements into financial terms.

  • Knowledge of worldwide Quality Management software solutions and regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing assignments and ability to effectively prioritize.

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