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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Responsible for driving the process of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles. They are responsible for their shifts' performance with respect to safety, quality, on-time delivery and cost. Maintains a variety of reports to meet customer demand
Maintain high level of visibility with production staff. Use hands-on approach to communicate daily and involve production staff in problem solving.
Develop a high-performance work team with high levels of worker morale, satisfaction, and performance.
Create and maintain a respectful work environment by listening, seeking facts to support decisions, managing one's own reactions, and addressing unacceptable behavior.
Help production staff succeed through performance management. Provide coaching and performance communication to support development.
Review status of production schedules to identify and resolve problems.
Ensure the desired product quality levels are achieved through use of standard work and training to those standards, training in operation and inspection techniques, and use of tools/data.
Support and implement new, customer-focused processes in accordance with lean principles and practices. Provide training and coaching to improve standard work, work center organization (5S), and housekeeping. Actively provide change leadership as required.
Support and foster an environment of continuous improvement by encouraging production staff to challenge existing processes and implement solutions that enhance the overall effectiveness of the operation.
Maintain time and production records.
Take notice of process related problems and support production staff in taking corrective action to improve the overall performance of the team.
Communicate with and listen to production staff on a daily basis regarding work team performance, strategic initiatives, policy changes, safety, quality, etc.
Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback.
Maintains a safe and professional work environment.
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.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.
Recommend and develop manufacturing methods and tools that support and promote improvements in the utilization of people, equipment, processes materials and utilities across all business processes.
Establish, set and maintain process standards and capacity, measuring performance to plan. Deliver solutions to address unfavorable variances. Through knowledge and Lean Sigma tools identify and deliver improvements to reduce waste and improve process and system performance.
Analyze capacity requirements to achieve output, propose labor and equipment resources to achieve business plans. Develop and lead continuous improvement projects, working cross functionally to implement changes that deliver savings across the business.
3-5 years of manufacturing operations industry experience
Associate degree or above preferred.
Previous experience in manufacturing operations with demonstrated ability to acquire and apply manufacturing principals is preferred.
- 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 results.
Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
Solid organizational skills for managing projects, setting milestones, delegating, and presenting progress.
High level of fluency in computer applications.
Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.
Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.
Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering, Engineering or Business