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Abbott Senior Project Manager - R&D 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 113,000 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.


This newly created, full-time position can be based at any of the following Abbott Labs Office locations:

  • Abbott Park (Lake Bluff), IL

  • Irving, TX

  • Santa Clara, CA


The Senior Project Manager will be part of Abbott Hematology business to manage new product development as well as sustaining projects. Primarily responsible for organizing various programs/projects in terms of scopes of work, schedules, resource and cost estimates. Ensures achievement of all program milestones through rigorous schedule management. Creates appropriate contingency management and risk plans to ensure achievement of program milestones. Seeking a strong cross-functional leader with a hands-on approach, with excellent decision making and prioritizing ability. They will be responsible for ensuring the timely development and successful implementation of best practices in cross functional team leadership. This is a critical role in the Abbott Hematology PMO, with high visibility, and a direct impact on the successful completion of strategically important programs across new product development as well as other technical and business initiatives.

  • Communicate with a variety of stakeholders at all levels effectively, including executives with differing priorities

  • Publish routine dashboards and reports that effectively communicate progress, risk and achievements of the overall portfolio. Leverages technology to drive a data-driven and risk-based approach to socializing progress, risks and achievements within the programs.

  • Oversee of all phases of the product development process from Concept to Launch, with excellent understanding of Design Control principles.

  • Expert at leading complex programs delivering milestones on time and on budget with quality per customer expectations. Skilled in project planning, risk management, project execution and communication to all levels of the organization.

  • Manage resources to deliver program status, decision trade-offs, or priorities to senior executive leadership.

  • Take ownership of hands-on management and tracking of overall team progress and provide detailed management status reports and updates.

  • Effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently.

  • Drives for accountability within self and others

  • Travel: up to 20-25% (USA)


Preferred / Ideal Qualifications

  • Experienced in medical device or FDA cleared product development

  • Healthcare or Medical Devices industry background

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or similar

  • Experience in Quality System Regulations (QSR) 21 CFR 820 and Design Control: ISO 13485:2003

  • The ideal candidate should have strong experience leading diverse teams and be well versed in project and program management techniques and methodologies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics. 4-year degree in technical or scientific discipline or equivalent experience (e.g. 5-years in product engineering role and/or new product development ) with a minimum of 7 (seven) years relevant experience. Experience with project management


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

  • Pension Plan (exceptions may apply)

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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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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 corpjat@abbott.com