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Data Analyst

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Irving, TX posted May 6, 2021.

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

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Irving, TX currently has an opportunity for a Data Analyst.  

WHAT YOU’LL DO

This role is a chance to help build a world class Data Analytics organization at the Abbott Diagnostics Division Dallas Core Lab site. The successful candidate will bring their expertise in data analysis along with innovative ideas, a passion for data quality, and a can-do attitude to help spread a data driven culture. 

Summary

The Data Analyst will use programming and database expertise to gather, analyze, interpret and report quality system data from different functional areas to measure performance, identify opportunities to improve product quality, and maximize process efficiencies using PDCA and Six Sigma Lean methodologies.  The position will work closely with area managers across the organization to identify appropriate metrics to ensure data is measurable and actionable, then present the data to site and executive management at regular intervals.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Particularly skilled in quantitative analysis and data management
  • Utilize database knowledge, system capabilities to collect, clean, analyze, predict, and effectively communicate information:
    • Identify and resolve data quality problems
    • Evaluate large data sets for quality and accuracy
    • Work with stakeholders to correct data quality errors
  • Able to examine and interpret relevant data to quickly develop an analysis plan that will answer key business questions and create value for the organization
  • Analyze data, draw insights, and present results in a cohesive, intuitive, and simplistic manner to site and executive management in monthly and quarterly meetings
  • Identifies opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the systems and process being examined (process improvement/reengineering projects).
  • Participates in special projects as they arise.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities throughout the data life cycle
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert in cross functional team meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with associated regulations, standards, and site procedures
  • Proactively contributes to multiple projects to support the solution design process and delivers the analytical models and algorithms to achieve business value
  • Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks. May demonstrate basic project management skills by acting as a project lead on small, well defined project. Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management
  • Plans, organizes and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule
  • Exercises authority and judgement within defined limits to determine appropriate action.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 0-2 years of related work experience with a basic understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) General knowledge and basic application of business concepts, procedures and practices. Will perform this job in a quality system environment.  Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.; 3. (Cognitive Skills) Learns to use professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve routine problems.  Works on problems of limited scope. Minimal independent decision making.

Preferred Education, Experience, etc.:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Data Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistics.
  • Strong database experience, e.g. SQL or Oracle
  • Advanced Excel experience, e.g. database, macros, validations, v-lookups, working with large data sets, etc.
  • Experience implementing process improvements and efficiencies
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation / facilitation skills (e.g. giving PowerPoint presentations, explaining data analysis findings for Executive Reviews and Product Reviews).
  • Above experience from similar healthcare company/industry as Abbott.
  • Self-starter who can plan their own work to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, have a strong desire to learn, and be adaptable to a fast paced, ever-changing environment

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
  • Pension Plan
  • 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:  www.abbottbenefits.com

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.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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