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      October 03,2020
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    Manufacturing Excellence Engineer

    Abbott is a global healthcare company committed to helping people live not just longer, but better. We employ around 94,000 people in 150 countries with a diverse portfolio spanning pharmaceuticals, nutrition, diagnostics and devices.

    At Abbott, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world through challenging and rewarding work as part of a highly successful and trusted organization that is shaping the future of health. Realize your potential!

    For our Powder manufacturing department at Abbott Nutrition based in Zwolle (Rieteweg, NL) we are looking for a:

    Manufacturing Excellence Engineer


    The Manufacturing Excellence Engineer (MEE) is responsible for the performance of one or multiple Powder manufacturing lines in terms of safety, quality and output. He/she is responsible for continuous improvement on these aspects for the specific line(s) and provides support and coaching to the production teams by providing methods, tools and standards.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    • Is the expert for all processes of the manufacturing line(s)
    • Trains and coaches the production team in handling the production processes in a controlled way.
    • Performs and provides detailed OEE performance analyses to identify structural problems. Subsequently analyzes and solves these problems in a sustainable way.
    • Coordinates and leads Root Cause Analyses (RCAs) and quality investigations.
    • Ensures timely implementation of actions resulting from RCAs/investigations, in cooperation with support


    • Linking pin/liaison for the entire organization for the applicable manufacturing line(s). Oversees and is involved in new initiatives, projects and testing related to modifications and product development.
    • Drives the Continuous Improvement activities
    • Develops common standards and working methods for the factory as a whole, together with the other MEEs, to increase overall synergy.
    • Controls and adjusts the Management Operating System.


    • HBO or WO (technical) bachelor’s degree
    • Knowledge of and experience with Lean Six Sigma tools and change management methods
    • Preferably Blackbelt certified
    • Knowledgeable with statistics and quality improvement techniques
    • Good knowledge of English with excellent writing skills
    • Preferably experience in working with production teams and in applying investigation tools (e.g. root cause investigation)

    Abbott capabilities

    Abbott First (servant leadership, ownership, transparent, one team, judgment) Play to Win (insight driven, decisiveness, anticipatory problem solving) One Step Ahead (drive the market, strategic, results focused) Powered by People (build trust, coach and develop, create culture, inclusive)

    Job specific competencies

    • Results oriented
    • Conceptual thinking
    • Communication
    • Ownership
    • Cooperation
    • Organizing
    • Coaching

    What do we offer?

    Abbott provides a varied, challenging and international position in a dynamic and pleasant working environment. In our organization, you can count on excellent primary and secondary benefits (for example: holiday bonus, 13th month salary, etc.) a positive working atmosphere, a personal growth plan, extensive training opportunities and good career perspective.

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