Abbott Senior Professional Quality in Des Plaines, 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.

Abbott Molecular has a new opening for Sr. QA Professional located in Des Plaines, IL. This role will be responsible for maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system in Supplier Quality function. This role will work closely with key stakeholders within both Supply Chain and Procurement organizations to proactively develop strategies for improvements in supplier management, execute supplier control and evaluation activities, and be aligned to manage sub categories of Abbott Molecular Suppliers. Core responsibilities will include Supplier Evaluation/Auditing, Supplier Performance Monitoring, support Supplier related on-market product quality events, and maintain the Purchasing Controls quality sub-system. Position will support and may lead initiatives to implement robust processes and drive process improvements.

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

  1. General - Defines project goals and milestones. Responsible for timely project completion. Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Ensures that solutions are compliant; innovative; thorough; practical and consistent with organizational objectives. May lead projects with cross-functional or broader scope. Interacts effectively with employees; manager; and cross-functional peers. May represent own team while on cross-functional project teams with other functional leaders. Communicates confidently and effectively with management; peers; and key stakeholders. Implements tactical solutions related to assignment. Able to contribute functional skills and expertise broadly. Directly influences project direction and scope. Scope includes one or more QA functions; with general knowledge of other related disciplines. Provides guidance and trains other Professionals and Technicians. May provide oversight to one or more QA professionals and/or contractors.

  2. Quality System Compliance - Demonstrates good; general understanding of the standards and regulatory bodies that regulate our industry. Ensures compliance to site level policies and procedures and demonstrates a solid understanding of Division and Corporate policies and procedures by promptly addressing noncompliance issues within Division and Corporation as appropriate. Ensures adherence and maintains the effectiveness of the Quality System; including the Subsystems and Key processes that govern the area by promptly addressing non-compliance issues.

  3. Risk Management - Ensures evaluation of product safety and efficacy and elevation of risk-based issues. Creates and reviews risk management documentation to reduce or eliminate risk. Makes independent decisions within defined parameters while assuring that these decisions are compliant with site level policies and procedures and are aligned with the appropriate quality system. Authors risk control packages and demonstrates the ability to analyze; evaluate; and control risk decisions by utilizing common practices throughout the quality.

  4. Complaint Evaluation - Investigates complex complaints with little management oversight. Provides solutions to a wide range of problems. Solutions are compliant; innovative; thorough; practical and consistent with organizational objectives. Ensures compliant documentation in area of responsibility.

  5. Design Control / Documentation & Change Control - Formulates thorough reason and justification for change. Identifies critical parameters associated with change. Represents the site as an SME or Process Community member.

  6. Quality Engineering - Applies solid understanding of quality system elements from product inception through launch. While recognizing project interdependencies and with minimal oversight; leads complex quality discussions across various departments including; as needed; external suppliers.

  7. Validation - Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for minimum of at least one respective Validation Subsystem.

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