Abbott Associate R&D Program Manager in Alameda, California

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.

Responsible for development and execution of detailed project plans to achieve overall program goals.

Lead, coordinate and/or participate on cross-functional team activities from Concept Phase through Product Launch Phase.

Responsible and accountable for meeting program development requirements, meeting program cost goals, quality objectives

and time-to-market objectives.

Analyze complex problems including those related to project risks. identify their impact. establish probabilities.

Responsible for completing documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business and quality standards.

Travel up to 30% of the time both domestically and internationally by any means necessary to support organizational goals.

Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.

Completion for adequacy in meeting objectives; identifies and quantifies execution risks and their consequences relative to

the success of part of a project; recommends appropriate action; decisions or recommendations would typically achieve

departmental / project objectives; drives functional performance that ensure cross-functional standards and expectations are


Bachelor's degree (preferably in Engineering, science or a closely related discipline is desired) or equivalent technical

experience and demonstrated competence; additional post-graduate education may contribute toward the desired years of

experience; Typically requires 3-5 years of experience in complex, technical program / project management to develop the

competence required to meet the skills and responsibilities of the position; Candidates / incumbents should possess the

following: - skilled in project planning and management; - strong decision-making and problem-solving skills; demonstrated

good judgment; - working knowledge of new product development methodologies; - ability to be creative in achieving

objectives while assuring compliance to internal and external requirements; - ability to utilize commonly accepted project

management tools to assist in the development of and adherence to a schedule; - ability or aptitude to work on problems that

are complex in scope where analysis of situations or data involves multiple competing factors; - ability to form and develop

interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior; - ability to work

independently and in groups; ability to work cross-functionally; - ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and

other computer software; - ability to prioritize.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email