Division Manager, Quality Systems

at Abbott in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Title

Division Manager, Quality Systems

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

+ Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

+ Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

+ An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

+ Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( education benefit – an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

+ A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

+ A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Lake Forest, IL location in the Core Diagnostics Division. Our diagnostic solutions are used in hospitals, laboratories, and clinics around the globe. The crucial information derived from our tests, instruments and informatics systems are often the first step in patient care decision making for hundreds of health conditions from heart attacks to blood disorders to infectious diseases and cancers.

The Division Manager, Quality Systems will manage a global team and oversee and provide direction for Global Change Control and Learning and Development for the Division. Develop long-term strategies to meet Divisional and Site goals. Coordinate a broad; multi-disciplined work unit. Accountable for achievement of compliance; financial; and performance goals. Responsible for establishing; monitoring; and maintaining the quality system.

What You’ll Work On

+ Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

+ Maintains and ensures compliance of the Quality Management system through oversight of change control for quality system procedures.

+ Maintains oversight of Learning and Development for the division, including learning support, training material development, and transactions in the learning management system (ISOTrain).

+ Process owner and subject matter expert for QSR documents and document control, may own other quality subsystem processes as appropriate.

+ Business owner for multiple Non-product software IT systems associated with Change Management.

+ Supports inspection/audit activities as a subject matter expert.

+ Continuously identifies and drives improvements to the quality system.

+ Functions as liaison for the Division to multiple manufacturing sites worldwide.

+ Communicates effectively, influences, and negotiates with internal stakeholders ensuring successful compliance status of the division.

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree

+ Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Quality or Compliance discipline or other regulated industry, including a minimum of 4 years of supervisory/management/leadership experience (direct or indirect).

Preferred Qualifications

+ Master’s Degree is preferred

+ Minimum 10 years in quality functional roles desired with at least 3 years of direct management and supervision of personnel and resources.

+ Experience with change control and/or learning and development and associated IT systems

  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: (

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Job Posting: JC238627627

Posted On: Apr 20, 2023

Updated On: Jun 26, 2023

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