ABBOTT LABORATORIES Principal Quality Professional Salary in the United States

How much does a Principal Quality Professional make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Principal Quality Professional at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $132,668 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $116,628 and $148,709. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a Principal Quality Professional do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Primary Job Function:

Conduct quality-related activities to deliver consistent; high quality documents; services; products and processes.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

General - Develops local strategy which is aligned with the business strategy and implements related tactical activities. Translates strategic needs of the division into executable long-range programs and projects. Provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

Solutions are compliant; innovative; thorough; practical and consistent with organizational objectives. Leads projects with cross-functional broader scope. Represents team on cross-functional projects with other functional leaders. Directly influences project direction and scope.

Interacts effectively with employees; manager; and cross-functional peers. Excels in effective and positive communications. Contributes functional skills and expertise broadly. Scope includes one or more QA functions with general knowledge of other related disciplines.

Provides guidance and trains other Professionals and Technicians. May provide oversight to one or more QA professionals and/or contractors.

2. Quality System Compliance - Demonstrates complete understanding of the standards and regulatory bodies that regulate our industry. Ensures compliance to Division and Corporate policies and procedures. Implements and maintains effectiveness of ADD's Quality System; including the Subsystems and Key processes that govern the area by identifying compliance risks.

3. Risk Management - Defines the business results expected from risk management strategies and projects.

Leads ADD (Abbott Diagnostics Division) in determining the changes; improvements; and investments needed to support the Risk Management process in the Quality System and business driven objectives. Makes independent decisions within broad parameters while assuring that these decisions are compliant with site level policies and procedures and are aligned with the appropriate quality system.

Reviews and approves Risk management documentation.

4. Complaint Evaluation - Investigates complex complaints and carries out tasks with management guidance. Provides overall direction. Ensures compliant documentation in cross-functional areas of support.

5. Design Control / Documentation & Change Control - Demonstrates a strong working knowledge of the potential global impact of changes including safety and efficacy. Acts as Process Owner and represents the site as an SME or Process Community Member. Negotiates complex changes. Identifies key processes that may be impacted as a result of the change. Effectively reviews and discusses changes with key stakeholders.

6. Quality Engineering - Draws conclusions reflecting broad business and quality needs. Champions new initiatives and acts as the catalyst for change within and potentially across divisions. Negotiates complex quality decisions. Participates as SME in audits. Acts as a consultant at site and Division or in partnership with supplier for developing quality related strategies for major projects.

7. Validation - Acts as site SME in audits for all aspects of validation (minimum 2 subsections). Acts as a consultant at site and Division or in partnership with supplier for developing validation strategies for major projects.

Travel: usually less than 5%, but on occasion, up to 10%.

Position Accountability/Scope:

Receives little detailed or general direction. Responsible for ensuring compliant documentation in cross- functional areas of support. Carries out tasks with management guidance; typically, is responsible for decision making. Decisions have long term impact; aligned with the organization strategy.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science; Engineering; or closely related discipline is required OR relevant combination of education or experience.

Minimum Experience:

  • At least 8 years work experience in Quality or related field experience; Less experience may be appropriate with advanced degree. Has experience in the medical device or in-vitro device industry.
  • Has a history of completing successful cross-functional projects and driving positive compliance outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5(+) years experience with product Post-Market Surveillance or complaint handling for medical devices.   
  • Project management skills

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