Abbott Principal Professional Quality, Supplier Quality (Reagents and Assays) in Lake Forest, 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.

Responsible for implementing, and maintaining the quality system including the quality policy, the quality plan, and the organizational structure to support the quality system. Conduct quality-related activities to deliver consistent, high quality documents, services, products and processes.

Job Summary

Works with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure products continue to be safe and effective. Manages supplier and Third Party Manufacturer (TPM) inputs and outputs eg. change notifications, non-conformities, CAPA’s, quality agreements, projects. Ensures Global Supply Chain Quality Assurance (GSCQA) area is aligned with the long-term business strategy.

Functions well within a matrix organization. Uses metrics to measure performance. Recognizes risk relative to product issues and takes appropriate actions while maintaining compliance to processes and procedures including use of Risk Management tools. Has excellent problem solving skills and makes timely decisions while considering the facts and data at hand.

Possesses strong communication skills and is able to adjust style to respective audience (managers, peers, customers, executives, etc.). Makes independent decisions within broad parameters while assuring that these decisions are compliant with division level policies and procedures and are aligned with the regulations and corporate procedures. Elevates risk to manager when appropriate highlighting issues and presents possible resolutions. Identifies and reports problems in a timely and accurate basis and seeks additional information when problem is beyond area of personal expertise. Takes personal responsibility to resolve issues.

Is able to manage multiple and/or complex projects and priorities. Uses a structured approach to ensure successful and on time delivery of assigned projects. Provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Develops project plans and confirms solutions are compliant, innovative, thorough, practical and consistent with organizational objectives. Leads projects with cross-functional broader scope. Represents team on cross-functional projects with other functional leaders. Directly influences project direction and scope.

Defines and improves processes. Interacts with peers and in other functions; removes barriers impeding the progress of projects and programs. Draws conclusions reflecting broad business and quality needs. Champions new initiatives and acts as the catalyst for change within and potentially across divisions.


Receives general direction on assignments or projects.

Responsible for ensuring compliant documentation in cross-functional areas of support.

Carries out tasks with management guidance, typically is responsible for decision making.

Decisions have long term impact, aligned with the organization strategy.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics. Bachelor's Degree preferably in a technical discipline, with eight years’ experience or direct relevant experience sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge typically associated with the degreed and experience required. Less experience may be appropriate with advanced degree. Has experience in the health care industry. Experienced in customer utility of diagnostic products. Advanced experience with project management and has a history of completing successful cross-functional projects and driving positive compliance outcomes.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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