Program Manager - Quality Systems

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 Temecula, CA , currently has an opportunity for a Program Manager, Quality Systems

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

Provide Quality support to the Commercial organization. Establish and maintain effective structures to ensure consistent implementation of quality systems at Abbott Vascular. Create processes and process improvements to ensure consistent implementation of internal requirements and external laws, regulations, guidances and standards (LRGS).

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Identify internal requirements and external laws, regulations, guidances and standards (LRGS) applicable to one or more of Abbott Vascular's quality systems.
  • Interpret applicable internal requirements and external LRGS and incorporate into requirements for use in Abbott Vascular business processes.
  • Identify areas of potential noncompliance within Abbott Vascular
  • Review and update the Quality System Manual as needed.
  • Educate functional areas on quality system requirements.
  • Participate cross functionally and across business units to standardize Abbott Vascular business quality system policies and procedures.
  • Mediate resolution of interdepartmental and cross business unit process conflicts.
  • Identify qualified external consultants and experts in government, collaborating with them to insure correct interpretation of LRGS.
  • Collect business process data from different parts of the company for analysis.
  • Act as an expert resource in specific LRGS requirement knowledge for Abbott Vascular.
  • May be responsible for identifying training requirements, programs, and tracking systems.


(Influence/Leadership)
  • Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external activities to trends.
  • Interfaces with a variety of management levels on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.
  • Participates in the development of others by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.
  • L ead multiple project team s .
  • Provides technical leadership to business units.
  • Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff.
  • Exercises judgment independently.


(Planning/Organization)
  • Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.
  • Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones.
  • Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments.


(Decision Making/Impact)
  • Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.
  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve organizational objectives.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING:

Bachelor's degree plus 9+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills))

Comprehensive knowledge and application business concepts, procedures and practices. Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Is recognized as an expert in work group. 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 complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.

WHAT WE OFFER :

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


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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future.

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