Operations Manager

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

For years, Abbott's medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it's glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.

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 an Operations Manager.


This position is responsible for the development and implementation of manufacturing and process development activities to meet production schedules, quality standards, and cost objectives in a regulatory environment. The role will prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply. Plans and administers procedures and budgets, both operational and capital. Selects and develops personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the production function. Identifies and executes continuous improvement opportunities. Will manufactures product for clinical trials, experimental trials and saleable product.

  • Develop, establish, and maintain operational objectives and assignments.
  • Responsible for the activities to manufacture product to design requirements, FDA guidelines and operating procedures.
  • Driven by and understanding of schedules, quality, and costs.
  • Develop key performance indices, set goals and develop plans for continuous improvement in quality, cost, employee performance, and maintains a high level of employee safety.
  • Manage financial costs and look for cost effective solutions.
  • Develop a high performance team.
  • Advise and assist the Director of Manufacturing in general areas of manufacturing.
  • Assist in audits of potential contract manufacturing facilities.
  • Participate in new product design and development reviews and design control activities effecting manufacturing.
  • Accountable for production of commercial and development builds.
  • Guide development of processes/procedures related to Capital Equipment and Repair

  • Bachelors Degree (Required) and minimum 10+ years relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards of medical devices.
  • Manufacturing experience with companies engaged in the manufacture of high quality, FDA regulated products.
  • Proven leadership skills, results oriented, highly collaborative, team player, and self-starter who can operate in a fast pace environment.
  • Experience in state-of-the-art, multi-step, high volume, process control manufacturing and process development.
  • Experience with ISO 9001/CE Mark requirements.
  • Manufacturing management experience in manufacturing planning, documented systems, GMP, and quality.


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
  • 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: www.abbottbenefits.com

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.

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