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Associate Director – Quality Assurance – Lingo

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Hayward, CA posted March 16, 2023

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.


Meet Lingo, a new biosensing technology that provides users a window into their body. Lingo tracks key biomarkers – such as glucose, ketones, and lactate – to help people make better decisions about their health and nutrition. Biowearable technology will digitize, decentralize and democratize healthcare, enabling consumers to take control of their own health.


Personalized healthcare is the future. Working on Lingo, you will help build a next-generation technology that enables individuals to make decisions about how to improve energy, lose weight or enhance athletic performance. The Lingo team embodies a start-up culture and mindset with the backing of Abbott, a company with a rich history of healthcare innovation. Join us and grow your career as you help Abbott shape the future of healthcare.

We are recruiting for an Associate Director – Quality Assurance to join our team in Alameda, CA.  In this role, you will manage QA management and/or experienced QA specialist employees who exercise significant latitude and independence. The Associate Director will often lead one or more departments along with establishing operating policies and procedures that affect departments and work units. This new team member will interpret companywide policies and procedures as well as develop budgets, schedules and performance standards. Assignments are objective oriented and work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization’s objectives and timelines.


  • Interacts frequently with internal and external management and senior-level representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements and or contractual clarifications.
  • Leads briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives.
  • Liaise with customers and suppliers.
  • Responsible for managing multiple quality system elements/functions as defined in the site Quality Manual.
  • Implements the quality plan in accordance with the quality objectives/goals and maintains the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Determines staffing and other resource requirements needed to achieve business goals and compliance requirements.
  • Resolves project team issues.
  • Leads complex process improvement teams and/or initiatives.
  • Responsible for the development and management of staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring that functional areas of responsibility have adequate training programs for adhering to all safety requirements and business EHS goals.
  • Develop quality goals based on the business strategies, collaborates with other business units on common goals and drives for results.
  • Additional responsibilities may include: Establish and implement necessary communication strategy for the improvement and awareness of the quality issues.
  • Responsible for department financials and for managing cost improvements.
  • Responsible for global QA function within one discipline or multiple disciplines at one site.
  • Balance complex resource needs across QA functions.
  • Decision making that has an extended impact on work processes and outcomes, that could cause substantial expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds; and jeopardize future business activity.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in scientific or technical discipline OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7-10 years of experience in function or related field. Must have demonstrated solid knowledge and experience in discipline.
  • 4-6 years of direct supervisor experience.  Leadership experience is required.
  • Considered a Subject Matter Expert and key contributor to initiatives and advancement of the Quality organization.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership competencies. Emerging Leader.
  • Makes decisions and charts course through careful evaluation of risks and benefits with limited information in conjunction with Director.
  • Builds/drives relationships and teamwork within team and across functions with professional demeanor.


  • Master’s degree
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams in a geographically diverse, matrixed organization
  • Ability to work effectively on project teams.
  • Must be able to juggle multiple and competing priorities.
  • Strong written, verbal, presentation, and organizational skills.


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

  • 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. Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.
  • 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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The salary for this role is between $135,700 – $271,500