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Abbott Director Business HR, Structural Heart in Santa Clara, California

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Structural Heart Business Mission: why we exist

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.

We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

Our Structural Heart business located in Santa Clara, CA currently has an opportunity for a Director of Business Human Resources.


The Director of Business Human Resources will serve as the primary strategic partner to the business, developing HR strategies, needs assessments and the resulting HR solutions. This role will support a fully operating high growth business including R&D, Manufacturing, Clinical, Regulatory, Quality, Sales and Marketing functions globally. It is a fast growing, dynamic business requiring a strong Business HR Partner to participate on the leadership team. The incumbent of this role will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the effective “delivery” of all HR programs and services. Responsible for HR results in the business, including client satisfaction, HR effectiveness and associated financial results.

  • Establishing, building and maintaining 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.

  • Being 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.

  • Developing, directing and implementing HR strategy to meet organizational needs that have a broad impact on large or multiple segments of the business.

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

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

  • HR Strategy to include:Develop, direct and implement HR strategy to meet organizational needs of business; and key change management agent for the business

  • Delivery Management to include: Assess organizational processes, skills and technology mix; design optimal org. structures to ensure the delivery of major initiatives and programs across multiple business units; secure organizational commitment and ensure adequate funding and resources are in place; and play a critical role in implementing business unit restructuring, as well as merger and acquisition integration activity.

  • Relationship Management to include: Manage and leverage delivery of HR services across multiple business units to maximize effectiveness and impact, as well as reduce costs, in order to meet the needs of the business.

  • Know the Business to include: Significant breadth of knowledge across multiple business units; understand the business drivers and performance measures domestically and globally within the larger Abbott business models; and begin to bring external HR views and trends into the business.

  • Risk Assessment to include:Assess a plan for the opportunities and risks inherent in the management and delivery of HR services, especially the coordination of Practice Centers and Services Centers; and full understanding of the implications across the Abbott business models as well as associated international responsibilities

  • Innovation to include: Must be able to think creatively across a side breadth of business segments, as well as deep into the respective organizations; identification of trends and new approaches to business process should be both incremental as well as “ahead of the curve”; and initiatives and changes to current business processes must have a clear linkage with other organizational efforts being proposed or already ongoing in the respective business



  • BA, BS degree required or equivalent experience

  • Substantial HR project management and org. development experience required.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate with management to achieve both HR and business objectives.

  • Understanding of key business and financial drivers and demonstrated strong delivery of HR results.


  • Master's degree or MBA preferred

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting the business preferred

  • Experience with both domestic and international HR support.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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