Senior IT Quality & Compliance Specialist

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.

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.


This position works out of our Lake Forest, IL location in the ARDx Global Division.

The person hired in this role will be an established professional with the necessary skills to perform Sr. IT Quality and Compliance Specialist activities in support of Division QA RA IT systems. The Sr. IT Quality and Compliance Specialist supports IT internal and external audits, quality and compliance operations and provides leadership and direction to the remediation and readiness personnel on IT quality and compliance responsibilities.

+ Manage all phases of quality and compliance audits of IT systems audits from audit readiness, to observation evaluation, to follow-up and remediation in cooperation with the responsible BRMs and their teams.

+ Understands corporation’s vision, goals, and strategies, and aligns department priorities appropriately, determines critical success factors.

+ Drives IT audit and compliance readiness and monitoring activities against the IT integrated controls framework and applicable quality/compliance requirements.

+ Responsible for implementing changes driven by changes in policy and disseminating impact of changes through the IT organization and tool sets.

+ Acts as a liaison for the IT organization for all quality and compliance related monitoring activities.

+ Drives IT compliance risk remediation and process improvement for the assigned region/domain.

+ Uses a qualitative and quantitative metrics-driven approach to drive IT compliance priorities.

+ Evaluate scope of planned activities for assigned audits and align with integrated controls framework and applicable quality/compliance requirements.

+ Assist the IT organization by assessing their compliance level for all key processes and in the development and implementation of associated remediation plans.

+ Establish and maintain productive relationships with audit, compliance, and IT stakeholders including external partners.

+ Champion change, innovation, and process thinking; open to new ideas for global solutions.

+ Identifies and executes on need for update and/or improvement to the integrated controls framework based on monitoring trends and/or control environment changes.

+ Evaluates and prioritizes remediation activities and execute risk acceptance process where appropriate.

+ Practices appropriate risk-based root cause analysis methodology that considers the organization’s strategic direction and priorities.

+ Works with IT to deploy new compliance processes, solutions, and controls to address remediation priorities. May have indirect team responsibility.

+ Represents Compliance on process improvement and remediation initiatives.

+ Establishes and maintains productive relationships with all levels in the Abbott IT organization, division business functions and with external partners.



+ Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, or another discipline relevant to IT and the Healthcare industry. Or the equivalent of years of experience and education combined with HS diploma.

+ 5 or more years of experience in IT compliance, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Ability to explain and present complex technical ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.


+ 3 or more years of quality and regulatory compliance experience with healthcare, medical diagnostics, or similar experience.

+ Knowledge of quality management systems (QMS), quality management review (QMR), hosting and supporting quality audits, supplier management, training management, CAPA knowledge and demonstration of understanding of computerized software life cycle including privacy and cybersecurity aspects.

+ Have an IT Quality and or compliance background, be a self-directed individual with good project management and good written and verbal communication skills in English; be comfortable working with managerial and technical professionals worldwide.

+ 7 or more years of experience in a similar blended role including large enterprise experience.


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

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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The base pay for this position is $90,700.00 – $181,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email

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Job Posting: JC247492913

Posted On: Sep 09, 2023

Updated On: Oct 27, 2023

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