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Design Assurance Project Leader

Zwolle, Netherlands


Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life.

Today, 109,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve. Our mission is to understand that the first step to living your best life is good health. Everything we make is designed to help you do just that. That’s our commitment to building life-changing technologies that keep your heart healthy, nourish your body at every stage of life, help you feel and move better, and bring you information, medicines and breakthroughs to manage your health . We are looking for a:

Design Assurance Project Leader

The Design Assurance Project Leader will assure product designs provide necessary safety, efficacy, regulatory compliance and customer satisfaction while balancing the need for speed to market as well as cost effectiveness. 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 to quality attributes and ensures the manufacturability of new formulations and products.”


  • Review Quality documents such as BM, PTI, MS, etc and assures appropriate design review is conducted

  • Monitors product, process, package quality performance and identifies quality related issues and trends.  Works with functional peers and operations to develop and implement corrective actions

  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situation or data requires review of defined factors

  • Exhibits technical competence in data analysis and product related calculations.

  • Collaborates across the technical portion of the organization

  • 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.  Encounters differing but recurring problems and/or duties.

  • Displays working knowledge of global country regulations and policies related to Abbott’s nutritional products and assures products meet regulations

  • Assures that the design and testing for all Abbott Nutritional products are fully compliant with applicable regulations.


  • B. S. in Science Related field (Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or other technical science area); Masters degree a plus

  • Proficient technical writing skills; able to effectively and concisely communicate issues.

  • Ability to effectively organize and communicate technical information

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritional products.

  • Knowledge of quality management systems and regulatory requirements.

  • 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 1 years working experience in the food/nutritional industry and experience in the scale- up and commercialization of product innovations.


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, a positive working atmosphere, a personal growth plan, extensive training opportunities, and a good career perspective. We are in the business of advancement, both in health solutions and in the lives and careers of our employees. Our work across the world and in many areas of healthcare provides a rich environment for our employees to explore career paths, interests, and opportunities.


Please apply by sending in your cv and motivation letter to this website, or directly to, Attn: Meltem Cakir/ Design Assurance Project Leader . Applications will be assessed on a regular basis.

The base pay for this position is


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


Operations Quality


ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain


Netherlands > Zwolle : Building 1





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Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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