Global Laboratory Systems Owner - Nutrition Columbus, OH

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Global Laboratory Systems Owner

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our Global Supplier Quality Assurance (GSQA) group in Columbus, OH currently has an opportunity for a Global Laboratory Systems Owner.


AN Global Laboratory Systems Owner has an in-depth knowledge and experience of the testing data management requirements and is responsible for
  • Management of 2 enterprise Laboratory Data / Information Management systems
    • Documents business requirements, translates business requirements into user requirements and performs data and process modeling
    • Provides guidance for, performs reviews of, and approves software validation documentation
    • Assures escalations of changes with potential major impact to Global Network
    • Assures people, culture and knowledge transfer management
    • Leads, coordinates, assures testing and verification of low impact changes to systems
    • Manages the business relationship with the system run team and end users to assure help desk ticket resolution
  • Management of the Laboratory Data Management business process
    • Analyzes and drives standardization of the LIMS Data Management business processes
    • Creates /updates necessary Policies and SOPs and drives decisions and approvals necessary to stay compliant to the quality system requirements for the AN LIMS Data Business Process
    • Works directly with end user groups to understand specific business processes, business drivers, and business strategy across multiple manufacturing and R&D laboratories
  • Needs associated with the management, maintenance and effective business use of quality information systems for multiple user groups and areas globally
    • Assures management of LIMS Specialist resources, work prioritization and level loading in alignment with the business-critical needs across the network
    • Keeps commitments and attainment to key milestones and alignment with the strategy
    • Identifies and communicates needs and opportunities for business process improvement that can be enabled via technology, process, or people initiatives
    • Investigates and understands user needs in relations to the capabilities of existing systems and technologies and creates requests for required support per the business strategy
    • Leads the development of appropriate information management strategies
    • Identifies, proposes, initiates, and leads improvement programs relevant to AN LIMS data management
    • Assists the run team in tracking and trending of help desk tickets to identify issues and opportunities for improvement
    • Establishes requirements for the implementation of significant changes in business functions and processes, organizational roles and responsibilities, and scope of IT service delivery

Additional Main Responsibilities
  • Ad hoc support for production users.
  • Troubleshoot issues in SampleManager LIMS System, provide end user training, identify process improvements business.
  • Develops, leads, or reviews the creation of information systems process standardization plans to support the strategy.
  • Identifies the business benefits to support strategic requirements of quality and compliance.
  • Ensures compliance between business strategies and technology directions.
  • Conducts training.
  • Develops business relationships and integrates activities with other AN functions, ANIT BRM and IT departments to ensure successful collaboration in support of project efforts.
  • Manages relationships between LIMS user groups, IT and quality organizations to assure effective communication between the groups is occurring.
  • Allies with others to remain current on status of issues resolutions, and inform management of progress and resolves conflicts.
  • Identifies the impact of any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations on the organization's use of information


  • Bachelor's degree required in a technical field, chemistry, life sciences, or IT.

  • Open for the role being located at another Abbott facility


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • 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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