Abbott Technical Application Specialist - AL/LA/MS/TN in Huntsville, Alabama
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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries
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, 107,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.
The territory covers Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Qualified candidates must currently live in the territory, preferably near a major airport.
Willing to travel 90-95%.
Relocation assistance is not authorized for this position.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Provide support to Abbotts Diagnostic Division (ADD) customers and field personnel as the primary contact for ADD’s highest complexity instruments for onsite instrument and assay integration and training; and serve as a resource for internal/external customers in troubleshooting and resolving instrument and/or reagent problems onsite or over the phone; and document information into the complaint handling system.
Core Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. Lead multi-site/multi-instrument integrations for ADD instruments and reagents into customer sites/laboratories; including new product launch (NPL) products. Conduct comprehensive customer entrance interview to understand the customer’s needs; and manage their expectations within the defined service offerings. Plan the onsite integration process. Work with implementation project managers as technical lead to execute project plan across customer systems. Work with the customer to take ownership of the instrument. Assist customers with meeting their regulatory and validation requirements. Provide appropriate training for the customer on the newly installed instrument. Manage the integration process to meet customer expectations and timeline. Conduct thorough exit interview to present integration results and secure customer buy-in. Lead critical account management situations as part of combined sales/service/support effort.
Perform troubleshooting on issues related to reagent or instrument performance designed to improve customer self-sufficiency. Provides technical phone and on-site support to proactively maintain product performance or resolve customer complaints with ADD products for hardware; software and reagent issues. Investigate problems; diagnose probable causes; systematically eliminate alternatives; provide solutions; document information into complaint handling system. Position is critical to the support of the CAPA Quality Sub-System with responsibility for accurate documentation of customer complaints and the actions taken to resolve those concerns. Recognizes and communicates product issues and potential improvements to others in the organization in a timely and effective manner. Provide immediate feedback to CSO; GSS; and others regarding NPL field performance. Deliver onsite or classroom-based customer training.
Customize onsite training to meet specific customer needs. Maintain and develop technical competence on instruments assigned as well as job-related tools and processes. Consults in the sales cycle regarding integration/technical/workflow issues; and the service cycle on HSI or other account management issues. Manage time; territory; systems and accounts effectively to meet customer needs; organizational priorities; and sales objectives. Follow defined TAS work processes for all aspects of job; including integration procedures; complaint documentation; time documentation; activity documentation; and TOR documentation. Provide data to the organization on customer use/preferences leading to customer driven design/customer usability. Responsible for identifying and communicating critical gaps and recommend potential improvements to cross functional work processes. Function as SME or point-person on complex processes on cross-functional teams. Provide technical information to direct management/peers and other functional groups.
Position Accountability / Scope:
This position is a very visible to the external customer and will influence customer purchase decisions. This position is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Technical Application Specialist (TAS) organization to sales and service; influencing stakeholders in these areas.
Frequent interaction with customers’ onsite and via telephone; SME/leadership roles on teams or major projects. Leadership shared with Field Service; CSC or others on critical account management issues.
Receives general direction and exercises considerable discretion as to personal work details. Accomplishes results individually; working remotely and in collaboration on teams and work groups. Develops processes and procedures for department. Recognizes the impact of the policies and procedures on the business and raises the issue if there is a potential conflict. Makes decision on reagent utilization on integrations and troubleshooting product replacement that impacts annual supply budget. Considers financial and customer implications as part of decision making. Critical contribution to the effectiveness of the CAPA system with responsibility for accurate documentation of customer complaints and the actions taken to resolve those concerns. Exhibits high level of integrity; honesty; keeping commitments and presenting information completely and accurately to both internal and external customers. Monitor and maintains customer satisfaction through direct contact. Adheres to safety guidelines; policies; procedures.
Education And Experience You’ll Bring
Bachelor’s Degree in science; engineering; electronics or Medical
Two years’ experience in laboratory environment, field service, technical call center, or Abbott Diagnostics products
Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology
Four years’ experience in laboratory environment, field service, technical call center, or Abbott Diagnostics products.
WHAT WE OFFER
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
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
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