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Sr Continuous Improvement Specialist - Sturgis, MI Plant

  • Sturgis, USA

Job description

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 115,000 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.

For over 70 years, Abbott’s Sturgis, Mich. , has been impacting its community while producing products that provide essential nutrition to millions of families around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family that is dedicated to making a difference and helping others.


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

·  Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
·  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, Medical Benefits start day 1
·  Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
·  Vacation – 3 weeks of accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
·  Company Paid Pension Plan
·  401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
·  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.
·  A stable company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities


The Sr. Continuous Improvement Specialist provides site-wide support in the areas of process improvement identification, execution, and sustainability.  As part of the Continuous Improvement department, the Sr. Continuous Improvement Specialist also supports the plant with implementation of formal change management practices to ensure effective and sustainable improvements are implemented.

Major Responsibilities

·  Identify and/or implement process improvement projects utilizing project management and change management methodologies
·  Collaborate cross-functionally with individuals in different areas and levels of the plant, including facilitation of structured process for prioritization of projects
·  Lead projects with complex scope/requirements/deadlines
·  Provide project updates to key stakeholders and senior leaders as appropriate
·  Actively supporting the site’s Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement programs
·  Observe, analyze, and support operations and quality processes to drive impactful business results
·  Participate and facilitate cross-functional events including Kaizen, focus-problem solving, root cause analysis (RCAs), and other continuous improvement related activities
·  Be actively engaged in the site’s Project Management Office (PMO)
·  Work with appropriate personnel to obtain quotes or formalize projects, as appropriate, for identified scopes of work
·  Provide other plant support as assigned



·  Bachelor’s degree (preferably Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields)
·  At least 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
·  At least 3 years of experience in project management, including fundamental understanding of change management principles
·  Demonstrated capabilities with formal continuous improvement methodologies
·  Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel and PowerPoint)
·  Demonstrated strengths in organization, communication, leadership, problem solving, collaboration and interpersonal/teamwork skills 
·  Willingness and flexibility to work off-shifts when required based on project objectives/timelines


·  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification
·  Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
·  High degree of familiarity with manufacturing processes

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 and Military/Veteran friendly Employer, committed to employee diversity.


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The base pay for this position is
$72,700.00 – $145,300.00

In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.



Project Management



ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain



United States > Sturgis : Building 01A














Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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