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Abbott Quality Compliance Specialist - Casa Grande, AZ in Casa Grande, Arizona

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Abbott GMP Specialist / Compliance Specialist

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Casa Grande, Arizona, is one of six Abbott nutrition manufacturing plants in the U.S., with about half of its products exported around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.

WHAT YOU’LL DO as a GMP Specialist / Compliance Specialist

  • Manages the documentation system, systems for food safety and laboratory quality, internal and external audit programs, pest control and sanitation program and stakeholders for governmental law and legislation.

  • Keeps all Quality management systems in line with relevant laws & regulations through audit reporting and corrective actions, validation and verification and sanitation program administration.

  • Focus on development of quality systems including coordination and implementation of new and existing processes.

  • Review documentation Change Requests and Periodic Reviews for Compliance

  • Direct the internal audit system including GMP audits and AQ system elements, any subsequent audits as assigned by Compliance Manager. Manage follow up on corrective actions, findings and metrics reporting.

  • Incorporates action plans from the Self inspection, TZO/5S and GMP audits for the overall site health plan and follow up metrics reporting monthly. This includes escalation items which need follow up after due dates are not met within defined timelines.

  • Develop ownership of the POP work stream program and roll out to the site.

  • Monitoring developments in relevant laws & regulations (GMP/HACCP) and standards for new applications in Quality management systems

  • Internal Audit metric reporting.

  • GMP and TZO, self inspection program reporting and development of site health score card.

  • Develop and maintain the following systems: pest control, internal audit program, food safety program, master sanitation or GMP and POP workstreams with integration into quality systems

  • Responsible for site updates on new regulations for all applicable countries, identity preserved status (Halal, Kosher) and implement through procedure review and updates.

  • Coordinate with training team to roll out to employees on updates to polices practices and procedures.

  • Make monthly reports for MBR and QMR.

  • POP work streams – manage program assignments for plant rollout of POP team; participate in community of practice to achieve metrics driven results to meet site goals.

  • Environmental Data reporting.

  • Sanitation Program development on key areas.

  • Research improvements in cleaning practices and tools.

  • Communicate results of EMP data.

  • Lead meetings with the leadership teams to drive improvement in areas of GMP, Sanitation and PoP

  • Fill in as back up to Sanitation or Compliance Manager

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Food technology or Chemistry preferred)

  • At least 2-4 years in a similar position or 3-5 years in food manufacturing/pharma.

  • Good understanding and working experience of Quality Systems (HACCP, SQF, GMP).

  • Good understanding and working experience of food regulatory guidelines (OU, GMP, HACCP).

  • Solid knowledge of law & legislation concerning Food Quality.

  • Working experience in a production company (food / pharma).

  • Experience with Sanitation, Cleaning, CIP

  • Manufacturing Auditing experience

Preferred

  • Low Acid Canned Foods

  • Kosher/Halal understanding

  • SQF Practitioner/Quality Practitioner

  • Infant formula Act knowledge

  • HACCP Certified

  • PCQI

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com at http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com at http://www.abbott.com/ , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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 corpjat@abbott.com

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