Abbott Manager, FreeStyle Libre Expansion Project in Abbott Park, Illinois

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.

Summary: to work out of our Buffalo Grove, Illinois manufacturing site. We are seeking candidates with strong NPI/NPD experience within medical devices.

Define, coordinate and integrate ADC worldwide Supply Chain activities associated with on market changes and new product development and launches. These activities include coordination of artwork and packaging, in house and third part manufacturing, inventory phase in and phase out, procurement and all other manufacturing/operations/supply chain activities associated with launching new products and making on market changes. Will be responsible to track and report project status and progress to ADC Worldwide Supply Chain and Operations Management.


Coordinate Worldwide Supply Chain functions associated with new product launch and on market changes for all configurations and markets from engineering development or on market change request through launch or change implementation.

Coordinate and facilitate ADC product manufacturing launch plans and on market changes for multiple programs for all products such that needed commercial product volumes are available on time and that excess and obsolete inventory is minimized.

Help to prioritize activities among several programs to balance resource availability, program status and schedule, and business need.

Work with functional leadership to anticipate and solve problems, and work to breakdown barriers in program management. Participate in review meetings representing Worldwide Supply Chain and/or Operations plans including development,

marketing, sales, regulatory, and operations. Regulatory.

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

This position is responsible for the manufacturing and supply chain activities necessary for the successful timely launch of a quality product meeting the ADC business and product strategies.

Successful launch of these programs represent typical ranges of 50 to 150 million annually in new ADC business over the LRP. Cost reduction programs associated with these will contribute a range of 5 to 15 million over the LRP.

This position will report directly to the Manager level personnel in the Worldwide Supply Chain Organization. It provides leadership for all activities within the assigned specific project.

Comments (Optional):

The organizational responsibilities include indirect responsibility for people across ADC Operations and Worldwide Supply Chain departments (includes UK Operations, Alameda Operations, and Worldwide Supply Chain) working on new product launches and on market changes, for multiple products.

The incumbent would have several years experience in previous roles encompassing various organizational responsibilities.


Bachelors degree preferred in a business or a technical discipline. An advanced degree in either business or a technical field is desired. This position requires an understanding of the ADC customer and product base, a general understanding of Diabetes and its treatment, a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of the ADC product line, and an understanding of the business drivers. Several years of product development or manufacturing in a medical diagnostic retail or hospital product are desired. This position requires the ability to collect information from multiple sources, sort through, integrate, and resolve often conflicting requirements, and drive an organization through the various issues to result in a successful product launch. Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Medical Devices (e.g. QS regulations, ISO13485).

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