Abbott Divisional Vice President, Business Human Resources in Santa Clara, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.



This is an exciting time for the Abbott Medical Devices Division. The healthcare environment is changing, the markets are more competitive and Abbott has a myriad of premier products in various stages of development and availability. Abbott Vascular’s success and ability to retain and grow its position as market leaders is dependent upon building and maintaining high-functioning organizations. We are seeking to hire a talented Divisional Vice President, Business Human Resources to lead the development and execution of human resources strategies to support Vascular in meeting its business critical objectives for short and long-term growth. This executive leader will drive global HR innovation and strategies to propel the business forward.


  • Leads the development and execution of Human Resources strategies globally for the Abbott Vascular Division ($2.8B annual revenue)

  • Responsible for ensuring the effective “delivery” of all HR programs and services for global employee population of 5,500.

  • Responsible for HR results in the business, including client satisfaction, HR effectiveness and associated financial results.

  • Establishes, builds and maintains strong relationships with key HR partners from all Practice Areas and Services Centers to ensure elements of HR are successfully coordinated to meet business needs; includes relationship management, leadership, HR roles/responsibilities, and service delivery commitments.

  • Ensure the delivery and integration of services across HR Practice and Service Centers to meet the needs of the business.

  • Develop, direct and implement HR strategy to meet organizational needs that have a broad impact on large or multiple segments of the business.

  • Be the ambassador of the HR organization to represent the services and resources available to the business and help manage the collective reputation of the HR organization as a whole.


  • Ensures the effective delivery of HR services to the respective client groups across multiple locations globally.

  • Consults with business leaders to develop, evaluate and execute HR strategies related to compensation, talent acquisition, talent development, organizational design, etc.

  • Responsible for the development and leadership of HR staff supporting the assigned client areas.

  • Partners with functional HR colleagues to ensure the right solutions are executed for the respective client groups.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.


  • Understands business issues and dynamics, and is able to determine HR implications.

  • Translates business objectives into human resources strategies and tactics.

  • Identifies organization capability gaps and develops HR strategies/solutions.

  • Ensures that core HR services are brokered with practice centers, and that service levels are co-managed through the service center.

  • Provides consultation on organization design / structure issues to ensure optimal performance.


  • 12-15 years of progressive relevant experience in HR or a related field.

  • Global HR experience across multiple organizations / sites preferred.

  • Experience leading HR strategy for large, complex multinational corporations highly desired.

  • Some international experience preferred.


  • BA, BS degree required

  • Advanced degree preferred


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United States > Santa Clara : Building B - SC Floor-4





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