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Technical Solutions Design Team Lead (West)

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Detroit
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott Diagnostics:

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations - with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

  • The primary job functions are to serve as a Lead with-in the Technical Solution Design Team and a subject matter expert; coordinating the tactical technical solution design (TSD) executed by the TSD Team; including Lab Systems/ Automation; Informatics; Workflow and Consulting lines of business.
  • This position will develop; create and design strategies for the most complex and largest customer base; such as key strategic customers and national/regional health systems. This includes project management; preplanning and preparation to understand and present customer priorities; many projects must be managed concurrently.
  • The Team Leader will partner/liaison to serve as a communication link to internal and external business partners and Customers to build and maintain effective long-term relationships to grow the business. Initiate competitive comparisons to support business strategies and our Total Solution Design


  • The territory covers South West, North West and Mid-West regions
  • Qualified candidates must currently live in the western part of the US.
  • Relocation assistance is not authorized for this position.

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • The resource will apply their advanced technical knowledge to lead the TSD team to analyze user needs; gather customer requirements; design an integrated; scalable and comprehensive solution to improve outcomes for clinical diagnostic healthcare customers
  • This position will partner with the Sales Organization identifying new consulting opportunities and developing customized solutions. Activities could include RFI/RFP assistance as it relates to technical data; solution development; value creation and customer meetings and presentations.
  • Collaborate and partner with consulting and marketing organizations (US/Global) for new product identification; strategy; and development that will provide solutions beyond the competition to establish ADD as an elite solution partner.
  • Lead/mentor other members of the team. Serve as a subject matter expert. Display leadership in mentoring and coaching fellow team members to continue the advancement of skills throughout the team.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility in both revenue and expense with primary goal of exceeding each year's work plan
  • Must be able to multitask and coordinate with a complex network of departments throughout all levels of an organization such as Sales; Lab Managers/Directors; Project Managers; HSI/ IT personnel; internal and external vendors and contractors and senior level management as
  • needed.

Position Accountability / Scope:

  • Success in this position will depend on strong leadership and forming effective partnerships with external and internal customers; lower grade level team members; internal sales and support organizations and the Global team
  • The Team Leader must have strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate with both very technical individuals and the individuals across multitude of organizational tiers without a technical background
  • Position requires the ability to apply advanced strategic thinking/logic to develop customized solutions based on the unique needs and circumstances of each customer
  • This assignment requires regular travel to customer sites for intensive projects; presentations; and support.
  • Travel greater than 75% should be expected.

Education And Experience You'll Bring

Minimum Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Strong problem-solving techniques and communication skills to effectively communicate and consult in a highly technical environment, as well as coordinating business strategies.
  • Effective communication skills for presentations and demonstrated leadership skills are essential.
  • Experience with workflow, IT, or Automation/Instrumentation with a laboratory background or knowledge
  • Travel greater than 75% should be expected.


  • 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

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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