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Abbott Operations Manager (Fairfield, CA) in Fairfield, California

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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 Fairfield, CA currently has an opportunity for an Operations Manager . Fairfield , Calif ., is one of six Abbott nutrition manufacturing plants in the U.S., and the only manufacturing plant that makes its Zone Perfect and Glucerna nutrition bars. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 200 that works together to help nourish the world.


  • Provide direction, leadership and management for all operations and/or product support within the plant.

  • Utilize key metrics to achieve product availability, compliance, operational and financial goals while driving a high level of performance within the functional area

  • Actively support the personal and professional development of individuals.

  • Foster continuous improvement and encourage open communication.

  • Interacts effectively and cooperatively, handles changes in work tasks and environment and takes prompt action to accomplish objectives.


  • Manages Operations, support activities (i.e. SME for various teams, CAPA and compliance) and personnel within the functional area.

  • Supports product availability through efficient management of critical path operations and coordination with segment manager and support organizations.

  • Ensures compliance to GMP and Division Quality System requirements within Operations.

  • Makes timely and sound operational, business and scientific decisions.

  • Appropriately recognizes and elevates high-risk decisions.

  • Works with technical areas and provides guidance and expertise to support production troubleshooting.

  • Translates organizational goals into functional area goals and establishes systems to meet goals.

  • Plans, manages and updates budget and capital and recommends plans to resolve resource and financial gaps.

  • Presents, explains and resolves variances to budget, material usage, material destruction orders and frozen standards.

  • Tracks and reviews daily indices (e.g., capacity, cycle time, OT, procedural errors). Applies standard problem-solving tools (e.g., fishbone diagram, pareto analysis) and recommends and implements corrective action so that the impact of the problem is minimized.

  • Interfaces with other areas to identify and solve problems.

  • Interprets data and information: Collects, analyzes and transmits financial and technical data and information, forecasts future performance based on history and environmental changes, assesses impact of decisions and actions on own area as well as other areas of the organization.

  • Meets all personnel-related requirements and deadlines, such as performance appraisals, merit budgets, etc.

  • Actively supports the implementation and execution of the identified projects. Identify projects to improve processes and /or cost reductions.

  • Maintains leadership and accountability for all activities within Operations by timely decision making, motivating people, project management and ensures that all operations maintain compliance with Division’s Quality System.

  • Ensures product availability through timely completion of assigned tasks and projects within the functional area. Is accountable for budget performance within the functional area.

  • Manages assigned projects; including organizing and working cross-functionally and on teams, identify changes, providing guidance/direction, training and necessary resources.

  • Responsible for establishing a positive environment, communicating department objectives and results.


Bachelors Degree: Related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

Masters Degree: May offset years of experience

  • Minimum 9 years in related technical or operations discipline.

  • Educational background and relevant work experience needed to effectively manage a manufacturing work team through technical product/process issues while maintaining compliance with Quality System requirements.

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing and/or technical operations functions. Knowledge of the Quality System with understanding of the CAPA system and interrelated systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to make timely, competent, and credible decisions while evaluating short and long-term benefits and risks is required.

  • Must have the ability to problem solve, mentor and manage multiple projects and/or personnel.

  • Leadership, professionalism, ethical, strong communication and presentation skills are required. Demonstrated success in error resolution, conflict management and working in a team environment.

  • This individual will need to interface with individuals from various disciplines and areas within and outside of Division.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • 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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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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