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Program Manager New Product Development

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countriesProgram Manager (New Product Development) - Little Canada, St. Paul or Burlington, MALeading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott's Electrophysiology and Heart Failure EPHF division, we're advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives. WHAT YOU'LL DO We are recruiting for a Program Manager-New Product Development to join our Heart Failure (HF) R&D Team. This is a high growth business division working on Mechanical Circulatory and Pressure Measurement Systems. You will be responsible for leading cross-functional product development teams and manage one or more multi-year projects--developing new products for Abbott's heart failure business. This role will lead all aspects of new product development from project initiation to commercialization to meet agreed upon milestones and deliverables, represent the program to the organization, report core team progress, communicate program recommendations, risks, and resolution of issues to senior leadership.Primary Responsibilities:* Lead cross-functional core teams and development activities to meet program objectives including scope, budget, and schedule. Core responsibilities include:* Project planning and contracting* Budget planning* Resource planning* Regular executive status updates* Project financial metrics such as budget, COGS, and capital* Creating and maintaining schedules* Provides leadership to design/development teams to deliver on goals for assigned development programs.* Communicate with all levels of the organization the objectives, risks, and needs for the program.* Identify potential roadblocks early and implement counter measures.* Identify opportunities for improving overall business performance of the program.* Develop plans with core members to eliminate and/or mitigate risk. If risks cannot be mitigated within the core team, determine appropriate means to communicate and elevate issues to appropriate individuals within the organization.* Establish and maintain the program and product Design History File* 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* 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.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING Required * Bachelor's degree in Engineering* 8+ years of end-end program management experience in Engineering, R&D, and/or Quality within a medical device/biomedical, high technology, and/or any other regulated industry* Demonstrated experience collaborating with project stakeholders (client and internal), end-users, business partners, and technical team members to ensure proper systems and plan alignment* Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels in the organization* Previous experience working in a matrixed and geographically diverse business environment* Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and MS--ProjectPreferred * Advanced level degree(s) in Engineering, Sciences, or a related discipline* Extensive medical device industry experience* Project management of electro-mechanical systems (electrical, mechanical and software)* Working knowledge of FDA 510(k) and/or EU MDR regulatory requirements* Program/Project Management certificationsWHAT 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 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.

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