Abbott Quality Compliance Specialist 1 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.

This role will serve as a participant on the compliance team with respect to auditing, department tools, and the Abbott quality system.

This role will conduct internal quality audits to assess compliance to the requirements of the quality system, as well as FDA, ISO, MDD, CDR, MHLW, and other regulations applicable to the Quality System.

Job Duties:

  • Plan, perform, support and document QMS and EMS compliance audits. These audits must be tracked to standards and regulations.

  • Track the corrective actions identified during an audit.

  • Maintain compliance files.

  • Be a certified lead auditor.

  • Follow up on internal and external audit observations and actions.

  • Update compliance team documents, as requested.

  • Support quality initiatives, goals, and metrics.

  • Assist and support customer and external audits, as requested.

  • 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.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.


  • 2 or 4 year degree in related field.

  • 2-3 years experience in the medical device industry.

  • Excellent writing skills are required.

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

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

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

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

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to travel approximately 50%, including internationally.

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