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Supplier Quality Engineer II (31026746)




Full Time


Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY & HEART FAILURE, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

Our location in Plymouth, MN currently has an opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer II to lead and manage projects with suppliers, specifically supplier changes, process improvement projects and receiving inspection improvement projects. Work with suppliers to implement changes and utilize cross functional departments within Abbott to support projects. Develop strategies for implementation and make technical decisions on material qualifications for new or changed components.


You will be responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

1. Utilize project management tools to execute supplier quality projects; including supplier changes, process improvement projects, new supplier qualification, capacity improvement projects and receiving inspection projects.

2. Act as project lead to work with suppliers on changes to the validated state. Mentor or provide inputs for supplier process validation. Lead internal Abbott efficiency or capacity improvement projects

3. Consult technical subject matter experts on site as well as various functional areas outside of supplier quality to ensure timely and effective completion of projects

4. Report to management on project progress and provide solution options to project obstacles or delays

5. Maintain budgets for projects and report on delays or changes

Position Accountability / Scope

  • (Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments.

Leads a cross functional project team.

Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.

Influences middle management on technical or business solutions.

Interacts with vendors in a professional manner.

  • (Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks with approval.

Initiates or maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.

  • (Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution.

Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 2+ years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures. Strong understanding of business unit function and cross group dependencies/relationships. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
  • (Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact.


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 (Manufacturing roles only)

· Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Manufacturing roles only)

· 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:

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