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Senior Manager Supplier Quality Engineering

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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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**About Abbott**

For years, Abbott’s medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents

Our location in Temecula, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Manager, Supplier Quality Engineering.


Primary Job Function This position provides leadership and guidance for the supplier quality engineering department, with a focus on supplier-related projects and initiatives.

Responsible for

Developing goals, objectives, procedures, policies and systems that are in line with company goals and objectives, mission and vision and FDA/ISO regulations. Daily responsibilities include managing projects and initiatives that drive supplier improvement, resolution of supplier quality/process issues, ensuring a continuous supply of high quality components to production and supporting product development to ensure the identification of quality oriented suppliers with capable processes that will manufacture high quality components. Ensures systems are in place to monitor and track department and supplier performance.

Core Job Responsibilities Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

1. Recruits, coaches and develops organizational talent.;

2. Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of

organizational objectives.;

3. Creates an entrepreneurial environment.;

4. Provides direction and guidance to exempt specialists and/or supervisory staff who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. May supervise non-exempt employees.;

5. Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.;

6. Demonstrates effective change leadership (both internally and with suppliers).;

7. Builds strategic partnerships (both internally and with suppliers) to further departmental and organizational objectives.;

8. Develops and executes organizational and operational policies that affect one or more groups by utilizing technical/professional knowledge and skills.;

9. Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO regulations,


10. Makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve department


11. Develops, monitors and appropriately adjusts the annual budget for department(s).

(Supervision Received) Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results.;

(Supervision Provided) Provides direction and guidance to exempt specialist and/or supervisory personnel who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments; evaluates performance of and assists in career development planning for subordinates; often responsible for a centralized staff or professional function of the company.

Position Accountability / Scope (Influence/Leadership) Develops, communicates, and builds consensus for operating goals that are in alignment with the division. Provides leadership to assigned staff and supervisors by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving department objectives.;


(Decision Making/Impact) Assignments are expressed in the form of objectives; makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve the program objectives established by senior management; consequences of erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally include critical delays and modifications to projects or operations with substantial expenditure of time, human resources, and funds, and may jeopardize future business activity.

Minimum Education Bachelor's degree (preferably in Engineering) and 9+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.


Minimum Experience / Training Required

+ Experience with Medical Devices preferred

+ ASQ Certification

+ Six Sigma experience

+ Project Management experience

+ Design control experience

+ Ability to travel up to 25% - some international

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Provides direction and monitors progress of exempt specialists and/or supervisory staff toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and of human and material resources within a department or unit; monitors company-wide indicators such as market share and profitability; monitors external environment in area of technical or professional responsibility. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.;

(Cognitive Skills) Develops and/or identifies new work processes and the improved utilization of human and material resources within the assigned or related functions or groups; facilitates others' participation in the continuous improvement program; investigates and solves problems that impact work processes and personnel within or across units or departments; develops and communicates a vision for the organizational unit assigned.


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

+ 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: (

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.

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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Senior Manager Supplier Quality Engineering

Full time
Temecula, CA

Published on 06/10/2021

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