1+ months
2018-03-152018-05-13

Manufacturing Supervisor

Abbott
Plano, TX

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Manufacturing Supervisor. This position is responsible for driving the process of continuous improvement and lean principles. They are responsible for their shifts' performance with respect to safety, quality, on-time delivery and cost.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • 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 general 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
  • Support production staff in understanding company policies and practices
  • 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.
  • Communicate with other supervisors and appropriate personnel regarding equipment, safety, work center schedules, company policies and practices, performance improvement plans, etc.  
  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback
  • Maintains a safe and professional work environment

    Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

    • 3-5 years of manufacturing operations industry experience
    • 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
    • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable
    • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally
    • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

      Your preferred qualifications and education:

      • Bachelor of Science degree – Industrial engineering or management
      • Medical device manufacturing experience
      • 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
      • Previous experience working in a FDA, GMP, ISO environment
        Job Family: Manufacturing
        Division: ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical
        Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
        Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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