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Abbott Senior Operations Manager in Westfield, Indiana

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Senior Operations Manager

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 Westfield, IN location in the Structural Heart Medical Device Division. Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.

This position is responsible directly and through subordinate managers to oversee specific divisional franchise manufacturing as well as support overall leadership and culture for the Operations team and operations activities.

What You’ll Work On

• Oversees manufacturing activities of multiple product lines operating on multiple shifts.

• Develops and implements short and long term strategic plans to ensure manufacturing systems are in place to meet business objectives.

• Works cross-functionally with R&D, Quality, Clinical, Regulatory and other departments as needed to ensure effective new product transitions into production.

• Works with Supply Chain management to develop effective, production planning and inventory systems; ensures accurate tracking and accounting of materials and WIP.

• Works with Continuous Improvement and Engineering functions to develop effective manufacturing processes capable of meeting quality, cost and supply chain objectives.

• Anticipates and resolve highest level issues and conflicts that could impact operations success.

• Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Sets goals which align to department plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring.

• Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements

• Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Minimum 12 years progressively responsible work experience in a high-volume, multi-product manufacturing environment, preferably in the medical device industry.

Significant experience leading and implementing lean manufacturing/Six Sigma


Solid knowledge of GMP and ISO regulations.

Significant experience in identifying and driving operational change and excellence.

Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.

Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and

constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business


Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree Preferred

  • 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.

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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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The base pay for this position is $125,300.00 – $250,700.00. 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