Quality Manager

in Scottsdale, AZ

Quality Manager Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Scottsdale, AZ, US

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  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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.

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.

The Opportunity

his position works out of our Scottsdale, AZ location in the Cardiac Rhythm Management division.

As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, we focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Quality Manager is responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining quality assurance programs, policies, processes, procedures and controls ensuring that performance and quality of products conform to established standards and agency regulations.

What You’ll Work On

  • Provide Quality Engineering leadership in direct support of manufacturing.

  • Management and development of Quality Engineers, Supervisors, and/or other Quality employees.

  • Provide Quality Engineering guidance and leadership to department and organization.

  • Aggressively identify opportunities to proactively assure compliance to all applicable internal, domestic and international quality regulations and applicable quality certification requirements.

  • Aggressively identify and manage activities related to adding value to the organization through validation, risk reduction and cost improvement.

  • Provide influential peer leadership with partner sites to drive proactive quality improvements.

  • Identify Quality Initiatives and lead cross-functional teams to complete them.

  • Provide proactive, diligent, and fact-based communication to Sr. Management team, peers and team.

  • Assess resource needs to assure that the accurate level of quality support is provided when needed with the competencies needed.

  • Oversee the validation portions of the Quality System

  • Be an effective member of the cross-departmental Functional Management Team to foster continuous quality compliance, cost, and proactive improvements.

  • Maintain effective Quality Metrics and define and execute activities to resolve decreases in performance.

  • Be a champion of Quality, Six Sigma, Lean and disciplined problem solving throughout the organization.

  • Support and or implement all Divisional quality validation initiatives as needed/required.

  • 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. Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

  • 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.


  • Bachelors Degree Or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum 8 years, Quality or Quality Engineering experience in a regulated industry. 

  • Minimum 3 years, supervisory/leadership role.

  • Minimum 2 years, demonstrated experience in process improvement

  • Demonstrated and impactful strong project management and people leadership skills required.

  • Demonstrated performance and results nonconformance management and reduction, value improvement, risk reduction, and cost containment.

  • Preferred : ASQ Certified Quality Engineer preferred.

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* 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.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:  www.abbottbenefits.com

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.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $95,000.00 – $190,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • six sigma
  • project management
  • quality metrics
  • cost containment
  • staff management
  • value improvement
  • quality engineering
  • regulatory compliance management
  • influential leadership
  • risk reduction
  • cross-departmental collaboration
  • quality assurance
  • regulatory requirements
  • quality compliance
  • resource assessment
  • proactive communication
  • quality certification
  • certified quality engineer
  • fda
  • medical devices

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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