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Abbott Quality Manager in Westford, Massachusetts

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 Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents.

Our location in Westford, MA currently has an opportunity for a Quality Manager.


  • Ensure product safety, reliability and quality through the effective use of quality planning, risk analysis, statistical methods and process controls during the design and manufacturing stages of the product.

  • Ensure efficient compliance to all applicable regulations through the implementation of a robust quality system and through communication/reporting to regulatory authorities.

  • Exceed customer expectations by responding to field events in a professional and timely manner.

  • Minimize the number of field events through effective analysis of returned products, corrective actions and timely investigation and response to field events.

  • Communicate with regulatory authorities.

  • Reduce costs by employing Quality/Reliability System Processes that result in the development of efficient test and inspection plans, improved yields, and minimized scrap. Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Recruit, coach and develop organizational talent.

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

  • Create an entrepreneurial environment.

  • Provide direction and guidance to exempt specialists and/or supervisory staff who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments.

  • May supervise non-exempt employees.

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

  • Demonstrate effective change leadership.

  • Build strategic partnerships to further departmental and organizational objectives.

  • Develop and execute organizational and operational policies that affect one or more groups by utilizing technical/professional knowledge and skills.

  • Monitor compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO regulations, etc.).

  • Make decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve department objectives.

  • Develop, monitor and appropriately adjust the annual budget for department(s).

  • Provide appropriate level of cross-functional and customer-oriented communications regarding the status of department and quality system operation, as well as product performance.



  • Bachelor's degree and 9+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.


  • Advanced degree

Minimum Experience / Training Required

  • Provide direction and monitor progress of exempt specialists and/or supervisory staff toward departmental goals;

  • Monitor costs of projects and of human and material resources within a department or unit;

  • Monitor company-wide indicators such as market share and profitability;

  • Monitor 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.;

  • Develop and/or identify new work processes and the improved utilization of human and material resources within the assigned or related functions or groups; Facilitate others' participation in the continuous improvement program; investigates and solves problems that impact work processes and personnel within or across units or departments;

  • Develop and communicate a vision for the organizational unit assigned.


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: 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, 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