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Manager, Manufacturing (31030161)




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.

Manager, Manufacturing Actions

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Structural Heart Business Mission: why we exist

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Plymouth MN location, supporting our Structural Heart Division and manages our production teams but aligning production work, calibration and preventative maintenance and training.

What You’ll Work On

  • Develop manufacturing improvement strategies based on the business goals and aligned with Lean Manufacturing principles and in compliance to FDA and all other applicable agency regulations
  • Develop the initiatives that support company cost reduction and performance improvement goals
  • Lead and coach the Value Stream Production Management Teams in development of the plans and tactics that will meet improvement goals.
  • Lead and manage daily Value Stream resources and activities, including continuous improvement, change management process, material & labor flow, and technical support in achieving company goals
  • Develop budgets and manage expenses and capital needs for the area
  • Work closely with engineering, procurement, customer support, product support, sales and marketing, finance and other functional organizations to meet or exceed customer requirements
  • Develop employees to reach their maximum potential
  • Build a highly skilled, highly regarded and motivated customer focused team
  • Develop measurement systems and performance metrics that are understood by all members of the Value Stream and monitor results while driving continuous improvement
  • Create ownership of the value stream process throughout all levels of the team
  • Manage a cross functional team through influence and change management.
  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years- In a multi-product manufacturing environment
  • Ability to learn, train, and follow good manufacturing practices (FDA/GMP's) and other applicable regulatory standards (i.e., ISO9000) and ensure operational compliance.
  • Solid people management skills, including demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and develop employees. Solid communication, interpersonal, and motivational skills. Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment. Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred. Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Solid knowledge, practical application, and use of Lean Principles and the commitment to those Principles. Experience leading and implementing lean manufacturing/Six Sigma and change initiatives preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters’ degree preferred
  • Medical device industry experience preferred.

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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