Abbott Manager, Professional Training 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.

Our Manager of Professional Training has primary responsibility to develop the strategy and support the coordination of educational activities for Abbott customers and other external stakeholders. This individual will be responsible for supporting mechanical circulatory, diagnostics and other Abbott HF solution educational priorities. Activities include customer educational visits, sales training programs, national peer to peer (P2P) programs and all other training programs in collaboration with Marketing, Clinical, Sales, and the broader HF Education Team. Skills in the development of multi-channel educational strategies leveraging best practices in adult learning including developing curricula and content for continuing education modules, Learning Management System module creation and development, and content for local, national, and customer programs is essential. This role will report to the Senior Manager of Professional & Patient Education Heart Failure Therapies.

Job Duties:

  • Manage and oversees the educational strategies related to activities, modules, and programs serving Abbott Heart Failure Therapies.

  • Leads, influences, coaches, cross-functional teams to enable successful educational activities for customers & other external stakeholders. Leverage expertise from within the organization to accomplish operational and training objectives.

  • Partners cross-functionally with Marketing, Sales, Clinical, Program Management, Regulatory Clinical and other departments as needed to establish and lead the development of educational project priorities and allocate resources appropriately.

  • Manage and implement short and long-term plans to ensure educational activities and programs are in place to meet business objectives and ensure alignment and coordination with appropriate functional partners.

  • Develop and implement educational strategies using techniques such as e-learning, self-learning, web-based learning, experiential learning to meet the training needs.

  • Develop, implement, train and monitor effectiveness of educational activities and programs. Adapt activities and priorities in order to meet business objectives and priorities.

  • Ensure effective contracting and implementation of educational training modules, P2P programs, CEVs, and other educational program activities.

  • Facilitates the adoption of programs and tools by Abbott Heart Failure Commercial teams outside of the United States.

  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited university.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the mechanical circulatory support segment as a clinician or in industry.

  • Solid leadership and people management skills, including demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and develop employees.

  • Significant experience in identifying and driving operational change and excellence.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent technical aptitude in Education.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.

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

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and 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 travel approximately 40%, including internationally.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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