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Abbott Manager, R&D Engineering - Hematology 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

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health. Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Santa Clara, CA currently has an opportunity for a Manager, R&D Engineering. This new team member will facilitate the integration of all scientific regulatory; marketing; compliance and customer support and operational activities for multiple product families and/or key processes. This Manager will align with management to achieve performance and financial goals across multiple business areas and sites as well as demonstrate resourcefulness in accomplishing objectives, communicating area business strategy and divisional goals.


a. Quality/Safety: Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

b. Technical Knowledge: Develop and apply operations/ product/ process knowledge to (area of support). Use sound judgment; appropriate scientific methods and thorough data analysis. Accurately documents work.

c. Planning/Project Management: Solicits input for alternative approaches to resolve critical business issues. Conceive; plan; design; execute; and document projects/activities efficiently and in conformance with applicable OPs.

d. Patient Focus: Anticipates; identifies and resolves internal and external customer issues through understanding of processes; product performance and clinical utility.

e. Communication/Leadership: Communicates problem resolution across teams to minimize potential reoccurrences.

f. Business Focus/Alignment: Influences and communicates direction and outcome of critical issues that have direct impact on compliance and business performance. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility through actionable recommendations and accomplishments such as maintaining product availability and improvements in product sustainability. Aligns resources with strategic business priorities. May perform other duties as assigned.

Position Accountability / Scope:

a. Translates organizational goals into business goals across teams and Operations.

b. Leadership of several Technical Support Leaders; and other professional staff, Business Team Leaders or Technical Product Development Section Managers.

c. Accountable for multiple departmental budgets and financial performance. Consolidates plans and updates; compiles contingency plans. Negotiates and rationalizes resources and budgets. Identifies opportunities; negotiates funding to achieve financial growth. Identifies personal and professional development objectives and plans to achieve them.

d. Accountable for multiple product families; delivery technologies; and/or key processes at one or more sites. Provides any needed support to Operations and AQA.

e. Cultivates relationships with internal and external customers and develops strong networks throughout the company and industry.

f. Ensures effective GMP/ISO practices across teams to achieve divisional and FDA compliance. Negotiates division regulatory policy. Makes timely scientific; operational; and business decisions with high risk or consequence to a business area.



Bachelor's degree required in a scientific / technical discipline

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a related scientific / technical field.

Advanced degree(s) may offset required years of experience.


Masters or PhD

Proficiency in resource planning (HC, $$, space, equipment), budgetary management and staffing (OI, succession planning, etc.).

Experience with identification and implementation of business strategies (future markets, regulatory, quality, etc.);

Experience working with multiple sites for issues related to manufacturing, suppliers, and commercial operations.

*This is not an IT position.


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

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