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Program Manager R&D

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.

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.

Structural heart disease encompasses a range of conditions, from acquired valvular disease to congenital defects of the valves or other heart structures. We are at the forefront of transforming structural heart therapies, leading the development of more advanced solutions for patient care.

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of STRUCTURAL HEART disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

**Program Manager – Structural Heart Plymouth, MN**

As Program Manager, you will be responsible for the cross-functional management and technical leadership of new product development programs within the Structural Heart business. Additionally, you will be coordinating and providing guidance for the design and development of company products, working closely with senior leadership to establish product development goals, while ensuring market compatibility.

**Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Formulates and implements research and development programs, policies, and procedures required to support profitable growth.

+ Provides leadership to design/development teams to keep focus.

+ Provides design/development teams with appropriate resources to perform assigned tasks.

+ Interfaces with appropriate internal and external resources to ensure intellectual property is appropriately protected.

+ Interfaces with appropriate internal and external resources (regulatory, customers, etc.) to ensure development programs meet regulatory and customer requirements.

+ Obtains capital resources to meet company goals and develops departmental budget estimates.

+ Contributes to business unit and divisional strategy planning

+ Participates in review boards for intellectual property, CAPA, complaints, business unit planning, and others as necessary.

+ Tracks and forecasts divisional and product and technology projects

+ Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

+ Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

**Experience and Education Requirements:**

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Biomedical, or Industrial Engineering, or Material Science, Biochemistry, or related field

+ 5+ years of end-to-end project management experience

+ Highly proficient in collaborating with project stakeholders (client and internal), end-users, business partners, and technical team members to ensure proper plan alignment and deliver high quality projects

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate to all levels of the organization

+ Demonstrated experience in leading and/or presenting to project teams and senior leadership

+ Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams in a geographically diverse, matrixed organization

+ Ability to initiate, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously **Preferred Qualifications / Education**

+ Master’s Degree in a technical or business field

+ Proficient in MS Excel and MS Project

+ PMP certification


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._ _Connect with us at_ _, on Facebook at_ _and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal._

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Program Manager R&D

Full time
Plymouth, MN

Published on 04/17/2021

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