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Continuous Improvement Manager

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Abbott Laboratories Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 2 months ago

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 to lead cost reduction and other projects across multiple Structural Heart sites. This position will primarily focus on manufacturing labor and scrap reduction (PTP and CIP) efforts by facilitating a project team of personnel who may not necessarily report direct to this role.

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:

  • Provide leadership to engineering staff regarding project prioritization, process validations, and continuous improvement activities.

  • Implement and manage resource planning and project management tools.

  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering Department managers in selecting and scheduling project engineers for Operations projects.

  • Support continuing production, process development and new product introductions.

  • Monitor and evaluate project and department progress and results.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams.

  • Review and approve protocol and written reports.

  • Drive continuous improvement of engineering technical capabilities.

  • Prepare technical reports, analysis, recommendations and presentations reflecting the status and results of projects in progress on a regular basis.

  • Coach, manage and develop technical staff.

  • Develop, implement, train and monitor effectiveness of engineering systems and procedures to ensure compliance to FDA, GMP and all other applicable agency regulations.

  • Ensure a safe work environment consistent with OSHA requirements and St. Jude Medical


  • Prepare departmental budgets and control expenditures to stay within spending limits.

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

  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Sets goals which align to department plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring. 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.

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

  • BS in Engineering; advanced degree preferred.

  • 10 years manufacturing/process development experience, with minimum 5 years of technical staff management experience and 3 years of project management experience involving coordination of cross-functional teams.

  • 5 years prior experience in medical device manufacturing preferred.

  • Experience with statistical techniques (e.g., DOE, SPC).

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing techniques, value stream mapping, and continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Solid people management and communication skills.

  • Solid knowledge of GMP, ISO regulations.

  • Demonstrated success in leading mfg technology transfer project to global operations.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

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

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

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

JOB FAMILY:Engineering

DIVISION:SH Structural Heart

LOCATION:United States > Minnesota : 177 East County Rd B



TRAVEL:Yes, 10 % of the Time


SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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