Operations Business Line Leader I

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.


How? Become an Operations Business Line Leader I in Abbott Vascular site, located in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. This position is for Line 5, open for either a first or second shift.

As an Operations Business Line Leader I you will oversee the operations and personnel of the production line to maximize productivity and operating efficiencies. Oversees the coordination of labor, materials, equipment, and tooling to assemble product effectively and deliver it to inventory. Maintains a high level of product quality and trace ability during product assembly. Ensures production is performed in full compliance with the Quality System and all procedural requirements. Promotes safe work environment and behaviors.

  • Manages to a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordinating the selection process with Human Resources.
  • Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, rewarding positive behavior, and applying disciplinary action as appropriate.
  • Trains and certifies to all critical assembly operations and understands all line PFM's. Monitors daily work metrics and provides direction and guidance to skilled nonexempt staff to achieve unit or project goals.
  • Retains responsibility for product from initial assembly to final distribution. Schedules and organizes assigned manufacturing lines to achieve 100% product availability and maintain targeted levels of inventories.
  • Responsible for achieving dept. attendance targets including immediate feedback to employees by instance. Coordinates activities related to shift starts and changes.
  • Communicates with other departments and functions as needed in support of meeting operational objectives. Interprets and executes policies that affect work processes and personnel within the assigned organizational unit.
  • Oversees personnel and processes to ensure full compliance with internal and external regulations. Able torespond tointernaland/or externalindicators that impact the business and/or industry. Monitors and reports on performance to area budget.
  • Influence and Leadership: Performs to the accomplishment of production line goals by:
  • Selecting, motivating, and training capable staff; Directing activities of nonexempt employees; Ensuring training and compliance to safety, quality and performance objectives; Managing goals, objectives, and performance of subordinates; Fostering an environment of collaboration and trust between self, team subordinates and peers, support personnel, and management; Utilizing available resources and processes to ensure fairness and equity in managing accountability, rewards, and recognition; Making decisions and exercising judgment that supports the accomplishment of daily objectives. Planning and Organizing: Schedules manpower, materialand equipment resources for their production line toeffectively meet near-term demands and long-term strategies. Decision Making Impact: Assignments are expressed in the form oftasks and/or goals and objectives. Generally makes day-to-day decisions within established guidelines as it relates towork processes or schedules in order toachieve business objectives established by senior management. Consequences oferroneous decisions would normally result in serious delays in assigned projects or operations with substantialexpenditure oftime, manpower, and funds.


To be successful in this role, you will require the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree.Bachelor inBusiness Administration or Engineering is preferred.
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish and English, advanced.
  • 2+ years of related work experience in a regulated manufacturing environment (medical devices preferred).
  • Managing progress of nonexempt employees for one production line toward achievement of departmental goals.
  • Manage costs of projects, manpower, and material resources for one production line.