Abbott Manager Quality Systems in Alameda, California

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.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, coaches and develops organizational talent.

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

  • Creates an entrepreneurial environment.

  • 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.

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

  • Demonstrates effective change leadership.

  • Builds strategic partnerships to further departmental and organizational objectives.

  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Makes decisions regarding work processes and schedules in order to achieve department objectives.

  • Provides input to the annual budget for department(s).

  • Coordinate the implementation of quality system requirements at Abbott Diabetes Care.

  • (Influence/Leadership) 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.

  • (Planning/Organization) Creates immediate to long-range plans to carry out objectives established by top management; forecasts future departmental needs including human and material resources and capital expenditures; recommends the structure of organizational units or a centralized functional activity for department management review.

  • (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 department 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.


  • Bachelor's degree and 7-9 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

  • (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Provides direction and monitors progress of exempt and/or supervisory staff toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and of human and material resources within a department or unit; 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; investigates and solves problems that impact work processes and personnel within or across units or departments; communicates the departmental vision for the organizational unit assigned.

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