Senior Program Manager

Abbott Laboratories Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 2 weeks ago

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.


Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Sr. Program Manager to work with new product development teams to plan, develop, gain regulatory approval, and commercialize state of the art therapies in Mechanical Circulatory Support for Heart Failure patients and customers. Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals. Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • This position will be responsible for leading a large, multi-geographic, cross functional team across the entire product development process: This ranges from portfolio planning and conceptualization, the engineering development cycle, and ultimately through operational scale up and commercialization.

  • This position will require creation of detailed project plans, resource and budget management, schedule management, and project documentation including design history files & phase gate reviews in accordance with internal design control requirements.

  • The Sr. Program Manager is also required to give regular program status updates to functional and executive leadership through standardized reporting tools as well as in interactive settings.

  • The Sr. Program Manager is an integrated member of the product development team and will work closely with all cross functional team members to coordinate activities, leads critical decision making, and determines trade-offs between projects and resources to resolve conflicts on a day to day basis.


Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott's marketplace success:

  • Minimum 8 years of Project Management

  • Minimum 12+ years of medical device development experience

  • Technical degree in the sciences or engineering fields

  • Experience in managing cross discipline (Clinical, Regulatory, Operations, R&D, etc) development teams and/or programs

  • Experience in managing complex, multidiscipline (electrical, software, mechanical) device systems

  • Project management tools including MS project, excel, and power point.

  • Budget planning and management

  • Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • PMP certification.

  • Advanced degrees in business or sciences

  • Class 3 medical devices

  • Experience in clinical settings/operating room

  • Regulatory body interaction FDA, Notified bodies, etc.

  • Upstream market and product development

Travel Required 20%


Product Development


CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure


United States > Massachusetts : 23 Fourth Avenue


United States > Minnesota > St. Paul > Tech Center : One St Jude Medical Drive




Yes, 20 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Senior Program Manager

Abbott Laboratories