Abbott Principal Engineer - Project Management 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.

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. Working knowledge of Excel pivot tables is preferred. Experience leading projects is a plus. Candidate should have good communications skills and experience leading interdisciplinary teams.


  • Optimizes the manufacturing processes of suppliers to provide sustainable gains in cost effectiveness and quality improvement through capital projects, statistical analysis, design of experiments, and procedural changes.

  • Works with suppliers and new product teams to develop launch and ramp up process capabilities.

  • Startup new products and equipment at suppliers: manages installation qualification, operation qualification, and process qualification.

  • Ensures new products meet requirements.

  • Evaluates supplier processes in order to determine critical quality parameters and develops appropriate assembly and test plans at the supplier.

  • Ensures early supplier involvement in design reviews with engineering.

  • Develop and manage project and equipment schedules and corresponding budgets.

  • Works with Supply Base Managers to develop contingency plans with key suppliers.


BS/MS in Engineering discipline Mechanical, Electrical or Software engineer degree a plus. Solid understanding of cGMP, FDA, and ISO standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements 5 years’ experience. Medical device manufacturing preferred. Knowledge of Agile is desired. Experience in Microsoft Suite and a highly proficient Excel user is desired. Strong process and equipment development experience desired thorough understanding of installation, operation, and process qualifications Self -motivated individual with experience working in a team format Ability to read, write, and understand English Proven ability to manage multiple projects at once.

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