Abbott Training Manager in Sylmar, 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.


Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop global training curriculum and training programs for CN.

  • Identify training needs based on regulatory requirements and in conjunction with process owners.

  • Understands US and global training requirements and best practices, and stays on top of new industry developments.

  • Training Content Design - Works with subject matter experts to assess and define training and performance needs. Utilizes instructional design and adult learning principles to determine appropriate solutions and design strategies. Develops and/or manages the development of content and curriculum per the design strategy. Develops technology based learning material (e. g. e-learning) and/or instructor led material using interactive, multimedia delivery.

  • Develop and implement training policies, procedures and systems in with applicable internal, domestic and international quality regulations, US 21 CFR 820 (QSR), ISO 13485, and other regulatory requirements.

  • Serve as the subject matter expert for LMS business user requirements, as well as, quality system and compliance training requirements.

  • Establish and maintain standard operating procecdures and work instructions.

  • Identifies problems and opportunities for improvement, investigates, and institutes agreed upon changes to resolve the problems or implement productivity improvements. Systems deployment & innovation

  • Identifies opportunities to continuously learn and improve training processes and approahes

  • Aligns CN locations with a comprehensive training compliance strategy. Participates and supports Abbott Training Community of Practice

  • Lead or participate in projects for deployment of new Learning Management Systems technologies: e.g. SAP, Sumtotal, WorkDay, LERN, ISOTrain

  • Establish & maintain training metrics to track the effectiveness and trending for management review

  • Leads cross-functional teams to reach consensus on training strategy, methods, development, and implementation. Must understand the legal, compliance, business and HR implications of each area to be addressed, and coordinate and direct these other functions as appropriate.

  • Coaching & developing others / Team Building

  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members.

  • Provide guidance and direction to subordinates.

  • Communicating with supervisors, peers, subordinates

  • Provide subject matter experts for training development

  • Identifies/incorporates best practices and lessons learned into training

  • Work with internal departments to leverage opportunities and identify synergies in training execution

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Budget Management - responsible for tracking expenses, correcting spending discrepancies, ordering training materials as needed, making financial recommendations, monitoring overtime and contract labor hours, and assisting in budget planning. Accountable for budget maintenance, overtime/contract labor hour usage.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

The following functions report directly to this role:

  • Training Supervisors

  • Training Coordinators

  • Training Analysts

  • Additionally the position requires a managerial role in the following areas:

  • Contacts with all levels of management within CN.

  • Contact with Global Training Peers and Abbott Corporate Training

  • Contacts with Abbott personnel in other affiliates especially in Quality, Engineering, Regulatory, Technical, Manufacturing, and Materials.

Position Accountability

  • Receives general direction and exercises considerable discretion to own work detail, exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments.

  • Recommends and implements solutions.

  • Ensures compliant documentation; carrying out tasks related to area of responsibility with limited management oversight.

  • Provides direction and guidance to exempt and non-exempt staff including supervisory personnel who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments; evaluates performance of and assists in career development planning for subordinates.

  • Decisions may have short and long term impact.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

  • Bachelors Degree and 7+ years work experience in Training or related field experience with at least 3 years of direct management and supervision of personnel and resources; Less experience may be appropriate with advanced degree.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to travel approximately 25%, including internationally.

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems (e.g. SumTotal, ISOTrain, LERN)

  • Experience working in a regulated industry, preferred experience in the Medical Device industry.

  • Candidate should have proven experience managing a variety of training projects and demonstrable knowledge over a breadth of technology solutions related to Learning Management Systems.


Operations Quality


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States of America > Plymouth 5905 Nathan Land > S4510 : 5905 Nathan Lane N.


United States > California : 15900 Valley View Court, United States > Texas : 6901 Preston Road




Yes, 25 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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