Supervisor, Quality

Abbott Nutrition

Atlanta, GA

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

Supervisor, Quality

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 Atlanta, Georgia location in the Heart Failure Division. In Abbott’s Heart Failure (HF) business, we’re developing solutions to diagnose, monitor and manage heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

The Supervisor, Quality is responsible for the performance of his or her team and meeting any assigned project timelines and objectives. Keys to success include proper management of product support while ensuring quality and compliance of employees/equipment, promotion of a safe and positive work environment, constant pursuit of business excellence initiatives, successful management and development of direct reports and achieving results through cross-functional relationships (i.e., Management, Engineering, Production, Equipment, Materials). The Supervisor, Quality will generate improvements through innovative ideas and execution while meeting daily production / operational/department demands.

What You’ll Work On

  • Promote communication and teamwork across shifts /crews/sites as applicable.

  • Provide support for compliance investigations. resolve corrective actions.

  • Responsible for motivating all assigned personnel to ensure that all applicable documentation is within compliance of procedures and guidelines.

  • Ensure all assigned personnel are in personal training compliance and unique training needs of the group are met.

  • Participate in plant Safety, Quality and Operations meetings.

  • Assist / support other functions as needed.

  • Pro-actively seek ways to maintain and improve quality standards.

  • Use objective and quantifiable measures to decrease safety incidents and to increase quality and performance.

  • Promote a safe work environment by ensuring the highest standards in employee safety.

  • Supervise, train, and develop nonexempt personnel.

  • Develop goals / objectives for all assigned personnel. Monitor employees' performance against goals, provide performance feedback. Write and conduct development plans / performance appraisals. Manage employee HR issues.

  • Manage and assign resources to address business needs, including staffing levels, overtime needs and project support.

  • Provide leadership for the team and appropriately address quality, production and safety needs effectively.

  • Be responsible for overall equipment performance & maintain equipment downtime to an acceptable level.

  • Support equipment upgrades/new installations.

  • Responsible for meeting daily production goals. Proactively seek ways to support the customer (i.e., working with engineering to find alternative resolutions that to issues, while maintaining compliance, without stopping production).

  • Work as a liaison between functional departments to assist in resolving issues.

Pay and Shift

The starting salary range for this position is $90,000 - $105,000 and based on relevant education and experience.

    equired Qualifications

    B.S. in Engineering / Business / Operations discipline or equivalent, plus 3+ years of experience in a similar field.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • B.S. in Engineering / Business / Operations discipline or equivalent, plus 5+ years of experience in a similar field.

    • Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards affecting the manufacture of Medical Devices (i.e., cGMPs and CFRs). Industry / supervisory experience and direct exposure to Operations desired.

    • Quality supervisory experience in medical industry and Quality systems auditing experience desired.

    • ASQ certification in quality, six sigma, and/or lean manufacturing is desired.

    • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred. Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

    • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

    • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

    • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

    • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

    • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

    * 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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    The salary for this role is between:

    Operations Quality


    HF Heart Failure


    United States > Atlanta : 387 Technology Circle NW Suite 500








    Not Applicable


    Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)


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