Transfusion Service Ambassador (Knoxville, TN)

in Knoxville, TN

Transfusion Service Ambassador (Knoxville, TN) Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Knoxville, TN, US

  • Job Category

    Customer & Technical Support

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 50 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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

Abbott Diagnostics business has an opportunity for a Transfusion Service Ambassador, based in Knoxville, TN, who will serve as a primary account management contact for the customer account – with a focus to improve economic profitability, increase customer loyalty, secure retention, and drive value expansion.

We are empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Embrace the vision of becoming the leading diagnostic service provider by achieving customer loyalty and economic profitability through passion, partnership, and performance. Efficiently provide technical support solutions including installation, corrective, pre-emptive, and proactive maintenance. Go above and beyond to respond to customer needs by partnering with sales, marketing, and other functional areas while adhering to current compliance guidelines.

  • This position is a remote position.
  • Qualified candidates must currently live in the Social Circle, GA area.
  • Travel upwards of 50%

What You’ll Work On

Represent Abbott Diagnostic Division (ADD) to its customers:

  • Responsible for providing on-site support to Abbott Diagnostics Division (ADD) customers
  • Support field personnel and district business objectives and goals
  • Understand and follow the Quality System – includes accurate and timely documentation of complaint resolutions; Understand and practice regulatory and compliance procedures; Maintain a safe work environment following laboratory safety guidelines
  • Schedule and complete routine preventive maintenance, installations, and other updates provided by Abbott

Integrate effectively into the service team:

  • Work effectively within a diverse and dynamic team environment
  • Support on-call rotation time, territory, inventory management
  • Flexible working hours and unpredictable travel
  • Travel support of other territories and training
  • Providing on-stie critical customer support inside and outside of the district
  • Responsible for IRL ownership to achieve organizational goals and customer satisfaction
  • Responsible to work cross-functionally to achieve customer satisfaction through direct communication within the local performance partnership teams (P2T)
  • Responsible to maintain ownership of customer issues until successful escalation or hand off takes place
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system
  • Provide superior customer service through applying effective communication skills, to builid loyalty, while proactively managing and resolving high-stress situations
  • Delight our customers by providing support, including installation, preventive maintenance, technical service bulletins, and repair by documenting, following up, and closing calls as per Abbott Diagnostics quality systems on complex medical instruments
  • Partner cross-functionally and internally while maintaining positive relationships and ensure issues are resolved efficiently and satisfactorily while exceeding customer needs
  • Successfully achieve the established business metrics including service sales, cost of service and key performance indicators for assigned customers/accounts.
  • Champion utilization of remote support tools to proactively improve instrument up time
  • Proactively improve expertise through continuous learning and certifications
  • Must be able to influence other areas to achieve business goals
  • Scope of responsibility includes representing Abbott Diagnostics to assigned customers in a professional forthright and ethical manner. The position reports to a Service Manager and is accountable for achieving individual and supporting team goals.

In addition, this position requires:

  • Superior technical competency and pro-active account management.
  • Act as a trusted partner to existing customers.
  • Build promoters and achieve targeted retention rate.
  • Manage and drive development of accounts according to strategic account plan (value expansion; economic profitability).
  • Deliver first line support and technical troubleshooting
  • Elevate Level 2+ issues to minimize overall cost of service
  • Ensure instrument analytical turnaround time (uptime/repair/maintenance)
  • Conduct customer business reviews (KPI reviews)
  • Manage customer relationship and thoroughly plan; prepare and follow up customer visits (pre-call plan; post-call notes)
  • Identify customer training requirements
  • Coach customers and share knowledge (education)
  • Identify and resolve customer pain points (troubleshooting)
  • Build image and brand in eyes of customer
  • Collect and transmit VOC (Voice of Customer)
  • First line level service/fixes, instrument installations, TSBs – hardware & software upgrades
  • Proactive monitoring and communication via Abbott Link & Power BI

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience required. 
  • Two to four years’ experience relevant experience with instrumentation utilized in a laboratory environment, or directly in laboratory environment, field service, technical call center, for Abbott Diagnostics products
  • Experience providing technical product application and/or hardware support.
  • Experience interfacing with customers
  • Strong people management and communication skills
  • Trouble shooting/problem solving skills
  • Computer skills (word, excel, power point, internet savvy)
  • Shows ability to prioritize independently
  • Negotiation skills
  • Demonstrate sales skills
  • Commitment to customers
  • Service-minded

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Bio Medical / Engineering / Electrical / Mechanical / Medical Technology or Commercial is preferred
  • Practical experience of interfacing with customers.
  • Troubleshooting/problem solving; ability to succeed in team situations and excel independently. Computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, Remote Computing – i.e., VPN, remote troubleshooting etc.), effective communication skills, and strongly demonstrated interpersonal skills.

* 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:

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 $31.50 – $63.00 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • customer support
  • ppo
  • customer service
  • commercial
  • customer satisfaction
  • customer loyalty
  • proactive maintenance
  • remote support
  • customer training
  • business reviews
  • technical support
  • following up
  • medical devices
  • account management
  • internet savvy
  • inventory management
  • sales skills
  • business metrics
  • medical technology
  • proactive monitoring
  • technical product application
  • compliance procedures
  • superior customer service
  • technical product
  • people management


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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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