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Senior Production Supervisor

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

**Senior Production Supervisor**

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. We’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY & HEART FAILURE, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

**This role is** responsible for their shifts' performance with respect to safety, quality, on-time delivery and cost.

**WHAT YOU’LL DO**

Maintain high level of visibility with production staff. Use hands-on approach to communicate daily and involve production staff in problem solving.

Develop a high performance work team with high levels of worker morale, satisfaction, and performance.

Create and maintain a respectful work environment by listening, seeking facts to support decisions, managing one's own reactions, and addressing unacceptable behavior.

Help production staff succeed through performance management. Provide coaching and performance communication to support development.

Review general status of production schedules to identify and resolve problems.

Ensure the desired product quality levels are achieved through use of standard work and training to those standards, training in operation and inspection techniques, and use of tools/data.

Support and implement new, customer-focused processes in accordance with lean principles and practices. Provide training and coaching to improve standard work, work center organization (5S), and housekeeping. Actively provide change leadership as required.

Support and foster an environment of continuous improvement by encouraging production staff to challenge existing processes and implement solutions that enhance the overall effectiveness of the operation.

Support production staff in understanding company policies and practices.

Maintain time and production records.

Take notice of process related problems and support production staff in taking corrective action to improve the overall performance of the team.

Communicate with and listen to production staff on a daily basis regarding work team performance, strategic initiatives, policy changes, safety, quality, etc.

Communicate with other supervisors and appropriate personnel regarding equipment, safety, work center schedules, company policies and practices, performance improvement plans, etc.

Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements

Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements

Utilize Root Cause Problem Solving techniques and lead cross-functional team to resolve product quality issues

Improve product quality, labor efficiency, and throughput through the use of Lean manufacturing concepts

**EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING**

**Required**

+ Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience

+ Minimum 3 years’ experience in manufacturing operations

+ Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills

+ Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback to build relationships and improve business results.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills

+ Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

**Preferred**

+ Medical device experience preferred.

**WHAT WE OFFER**

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

+ **A fast-paced work environment** where your safety is our priority

+ Production areas that are **clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled**

+ **Training and career development** , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

+ **Financial security** through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

+ **Health care and well-being programs** including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

+ **Paid time off**

+ **401(k)** retirement savings with a generous company match

+ **The stability of a company** with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

**Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: ** www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

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

Senior Production Supervisor

Full time
Minnetonka, MN

Published on 12/03/2021

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