Abbott Program Manager in St. Paul, Minnesota

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott's Structural Heart Division has an exciting new opening for a Program Manager. The Program Manager is is responsible for cross-functional management of new product development programs within the Structural Heart business.

Job Summary:

Responsible for overall technical leadership. Provides guidance for the design and development of company products. Works closely with senior management to establish product development goals while ensuring market compatibility.

Job Duties:

  • Technical leader within the company.

  • Formulates and implements research and development programs, policies, and procedures required to support profitable growth.

  • Provides leadership to design/development teams to keep focus.

  • Provides design/development teams with appropriate resources to perform assigned tasks.

  • Interfaces with appropriate internal and external resources to ensure intellectual property is appropriately protected.

  • Interfaces with appropriate internal and external resources (regulatory, customers, etc.) to ensure development programs meet regulatory and customer requirements.

  • Obtains capital resources to meet company goals.

  • Provides technical assistance for diagnosing design and manufacturing quality problems.

  • Guides development and documentation of test plan protocols, standard operating procedures, specifications and test procedures.

  • Develops departmental budget estimates.

  • Contributes to business unit and divisional strategy planning.

  • Participates in review boards for intellectual property, CAPA, complaints, business unit planning, and others as necessary.

  • Reviews and provides functional approval for project and quality system documentation.

  • Develops and manages organizational plans and resources for the specific department and business units for which they are responsible.

  • Provides mentorship and career development oversight for direct report employees.

  • Tracks and forecasts divisional and product and technology projects

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • 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.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.


  • Four year degree in a technical field, preferably mechanical, chemical , biomedical, industrial, or quality engineering; materials science, biochemistry, chemistry, physics or management.

  • Master’s degree in a technical or business field is preferred.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in medical device development and/or other highly regulated industry.

  • PMP certification preferred

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

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

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to travel approximately 30%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

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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