Production Manager- Processing- Columbus OH Plant - 1st shift

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.

Abbott has an opening for aProduction Manager role at theColumbus OH Plant on 1st shift.

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.

What you will do as a Processing Production Manager:
  • Responsible for the overall results for multi-shift manufacturing operations resources for a manufacturing line(s); directly mentors and coaches other supervisor who are accountable for shift performance on the processing line.
  • Promote a thorough understanding of what drives product costs, profitability, and cash flow within the department, while operating within fiscal constraints, material utilization and CIP(cost improvement)goals.
  • Establish and drive OEE objectives, understand drivers, and develop plans around improvement of line performance and quality metrics.
  • Assures team members are trained and understand duties, responsibilities, and performance against established expectations.
  • Provide timely coaching, counseling and feedback to direct and indirect reports while establishing a culture where people are accountable for business results.

This position will require minimal direction and supervision from direct manager with a high degree of autonomy for decision making, utilizing escalation when needed.

Champion continuous improvement and drive KPI successes ·

Play a lead role during audits and site visits for internal to Abbott and external resources as required. ·

Budgetary Management responsibility up to $12MM USD.


  • Bachelor 's degree in business, science, food technology, technical or engineering with 7+ years' experience in manufacturing leadership role preferred.

    Preferred: Advanced degree in business, science, food technology or engineering
  • · Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

    · Coaching and development skills

    · Influencing and collaboration skills

    · Advanced problem-solving skills

    · Finance and budgetary management accountability

    · Project management skills

    · Proven leadership capabilities

    · Strategic planning & execution experiences

    · Process control management experience

    · Leading organizational change projects

    · Demonstrated financial acumen

  • · Green Belt certification/ Black Belt Skills and Tool Usage Preferred


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
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • 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:

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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