1+ months

Program Manager - New Product Development for EP Systems

United States

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

 Leads cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategies for new product development and successful commercialization.  Manages matrixed resources to ensure programs meet their agreed upon milestones and deliverables.  Represents the program to the organization, reports core team progress, program recommendations, risks, and resolutions of issues to senior leadership.

Job Duties:

  • Lead core teams towards program objectives
  • Communicates with all levels of the organization, from operators on the floor to the President in order to represent the objectives, risks, and needs for the program.
  • Lead activities across numerous functions to meet the objectives of a given program including scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Establish and maintain the program and product Design History File.
  • In partnership with the Program Director and fellow core team members,
    • Develop comprehensive program plans, which identify objectives, strategy, risks/risk mitigation, budget, effort estimates and schedule for new product development.
    • Identifies opportunities for improving overall business performance of the program.
    • Develops plans with core members to eliminate and/or mitigate risk.  If risks cannot be mitigated within the core team, determines appropriate means to communicate and elevate issues to appropriate individuals within the organization.
    • In partnership with the Director, identifies opportunities for improving overall performance of the program.
    • Work closely with functional core team leaders and mentor when necessary.
    • Maintains a safe and professional work environment.
      • 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.      
      • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.


        Works with standard office equipment, telephone, cellular phone, and personal computer. Operates a motor vehicle for trips to various Company sites and outside vendor, field, and customer locations; and to commute to various airports for airline travel.


        Working Conditions:

        Works at a desk in a well-lighted, air-conditioned office or workstation with a low to moderate noise level.  Travels between company facilities via automobile; air travel as needed.  Travel estimated to be 5% or less

        Physical Demands:

        Activities require a significant amount of sitting in front of a computer monitor, some standing and walking.  Significant use of hands and arms, plus finger dexterity to reach, point, write, type, operate a computer and other office equipment.  Performs tasks that regularly require good correctable vision and hand/eye coordination. Activities also require significant use of voice and hearing for discussions with other employees.


        • Ability to work in a matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
        • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results. 
          • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.
          • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
          • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
            • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.
            • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

              • Must have
                • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science discipline or equivalent
                • 8 years of progressively responsible experience in engineering or related technical discipline
                • 5 years’ experience leading projects in a medical device, biomedical or high technology  industry 
                • Preferred
                  • MBA
                  • 3 years’ experience directly managing technical staff
                  • Extensive medical device industry experience
                  • Program/Project Management certifications
                  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model
                    Job Family: Product Development
                    Division: CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure
                    Additional Location: United States - Minnesota - Plymouth
                    Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
                    Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable
                    Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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