Project Leader Design Assurance - Nutrition - Columbus OH at Abbott (Columbus, OH)

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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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Project Leader - Design Assurance

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Columbus OH, currently has an opportunity for a Project Leader - Design Assurance.

The Design Assurance Project Leader will work with product development teams to assure the quality, safety and efficacy of our products from development through commercialization. The Project Leader needs to be team oriented, agile, innovative and able to anticipate and mitigate risks. The Project Leader delivers timely, fact based, decisions focused on assuring quality products.

The successful candidate works with their functional group peers and managers to define Design Assurance related deliverables to ensure successful scale up to commercial scale manufacturing (successful FLTS process). Together with R&D, Technical Centers and Plant operations, the incumbent assesses critical quality attributes and ensures the manufacturability of new formulations and products

  • Assures that the design and testing for all Abbott Nutritional products are fully compliant with applicable regulations
  • Facilitates product technical risk management activities through product development stages
  • Utilizes Food Science knowledge to assure design, evaluate risk and successful manufacture.
  • Monitors product, process and package quality performance and identifies quality related issues and trends.
  • Works with and provides direction across multiple functions including Supply Chain, R&D, Operations, and Regulatory.
  • Prepares Quality documents and ensures accuracy of documents within Quality Systems.
  • Works on problems of complex scope that can have significant business impact
  • Identify/gain agreement on design criteria, negotiate compromises, balance quality with other criteria across all functional areas
  • Displays working knowledge of relationships between regulations, labeling, process and product.
  • Displays working knowledge of applicable product regulations and policies
  • Assures food safety through application of HACCP and Microbiological knowledge


  • B. S. in Related field (Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology or other technical science area); Master's degree a plus.

  • Displays working knowledge of relationships between regulations, labeling, process and product.
  • Displays working knowledge of applicable product regulations and policies
  • Knowledge of FMEA, risk assessment tools
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritional products.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems and regulatory requirements.
  • Proficient technical writing skills; able to effectively and concisely communicate issues.
  • Ability to effectively organize and communicate technical information
  • The incumbent must have the ability to work and interact with many cultures in many time zones and be capable of interpreting and analyzing technical data from different regions for decision making.
  • Ability to work independently and/or function with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and analytical thinking.
  • Minimum 3-5 years working experience in the food/nutritional industry and experience in the scale- up and commercialization of product innovations.
  • Knowledge of HACCP principles

Accountability / Scope/Budget:
  • This position reports to the Senior Manager, Global Design Assurance. Ensures that all Abbott Nutrition products meet the highest standards for quality required by regulations and is responsible for determining trends in the supply chain and adapting or transforming quality processes to achieve breakthrough improvements. Interruption in the distribution of products can result if these efforts are not well planned and coordinated across the business.
  • There is no relocation offered for this role


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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Operations Quality

ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain

United States > Columbus : 2900 Easton Square Place



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