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Abbott Manager Supplier Quality in Lake Forest, Illinois

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.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Lake Forest, IL currently has an opportunity for a Manager Supplier Quality .


Responsible for implementing, and maintaining the quality system including the quality policy, the quality plan, and the organizational structure to support the quality system.

  • Works with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure products continue to be safe and effective. Manages supplier and Third-Party Manufacturer (TPM) inputs and outputs eg. change notifications, non-conformities, CAPA’s, quality agreements, projects. Ensures Global Supply Chain Quality Assurance (GSCQA) area is aligned with the long-term business strategy.

  • Functions well within a matrix organization. Uses metrics to measure performance. Recognizes risk relative to product issues and takes appropriate actions while maintaining compliance to processes and procedures including use of Risk Management tools. Has excellent problem solving skills and makes timely decisions while considering the facts and data at hand.

  • Possesses strong communication skills and is able to adjust style to respective audience (managers, peers, customers, executives, etc.). Makes decisions: Utilizes good judgment and makes timely decisions which consider the facts and data at hand. Knows when to escalate to management and presents possible resolutions. Takes personal responsibility to resolve issues.

  • Plans for Development of Direct Reports: Assesses strengths and development needs of direct reports and provides feedback; gives input into development plans; provides opportunities for growth and learning.

  • Develops Organizational Talent: Develops succession plans for key positions within organization; and creates development plans to prepare potential successors for increased responsibility.; Plans Activity Structure: Makes plans to accomplish assigned activities and projects; establishes priorities so as to handle competing demands; optimizes use of available resources; estimates time and resources necessary to complete tasks or projects. Provides input to resource requirements.; Creates a Motivational Environment: Promotes productivity and morale by treating others with respect and dignity; listening to different points of view; taking ownership and responsibility for own actions; modeling the behavior expected of others; following through on commitments; being available to answer questions; providing positive feedback on individual and team accomplishments; and providing developmental feedback in a timely and non-defensive manner.

  • Confronts Issues: Raises issues that block the achievement of individual and team performance; voices opinions and concerns without waiting to be asked; and attempts to establish areas of difference as well as areas of common interest. Actively promotes conflict resolution.

  • Influences Outcomes: Influences others to support a course of action and to incorporate quality concepts in all activities; appropriately uses authority; influences activities without reliance on formal authority; and communicates unpopular decisions in a realistic but favorable light.

  • Provides support to Core Diagnostics sites and division as a subject matter expert for the Purchasing Controls sub-system during audits and inspections



  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in a technical/scientific discipline or closely related field. Equivalent work experience in a similar position may be substituted for minimum educational requirements.

  • 6 - 10 years experience preferably in a quality/ technical area or clinical laboratory.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience through formal and/or informal assignments is preferred.

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.


  • Experience working as a Quality Engineer or implementing quality engineering principles in a regulated environment.

  • Prior experience working with suppliers in a quality role, particularly suppliers of injection molded components.


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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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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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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