Abbott Manager of Technical Writing in Pleasanton, 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.

Job Description:

  • Manages the development and implementation of product manuals and associated tools, processes and procedures in a timely manner

  • Leads the maintenance and update of manual content and graphics for new and existing medical device products to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable regulations, industry standards, and Company requirements

  • Coordinates with cross-functional teams (including Engineering, Marketing, Clinical Engineering, Design Assurance, Legal, and Regulatory Affairs) to define requirements

  • Identifies and routinely uses the most effective and cost-efficient business practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness

  • Exercises independent judgment in planning and organizing work; monitors performance and reports status to senior management

  • Troubleshoots relatively complex problems and issues

  • Ensures employee compliance with Company policies, procedures and practices.

  • Schedules, tracks, and supervises the development, writing, editing, and formatting of all product manuals

  • Manages a team of Technical Writers

  • Oversees the implementation of new technology for use by Technical Publications

  • Manages the development and delivery of publications related to SJM products accurately and on time; inaccurate manuals can result in costly litigation, late delivery and delayed product shipments

  • Develops solutions and resolves complex problems that could significantly impact organization budgets or commitments Requirements for the role:

  • Bachelor's degree in science/engineering, English, communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field

  • Typically a minimum of ten plus years of progressively more responsible technical writing experience, including experience with medical devices

  • A working knowledge of domestic and international regulations relative to the medical device industry is required

  • Advanced evaluation skills, originality and ingenuity are musts, as are demonstrated verbal and written analytical/problem solving, communication, negotiation, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Professional certification or designation preferred

  • Expertise in the use of FrameMaker and content management systems desired

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 corpjat@abbott.com