Abbott R&D Manager in Menlo Park, California

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Summary: Exciting new opportunity to join Abbott's fast growing Structural Heart division, home of the life-saving MitraClip medical device.


Responsible for effective management of a team or group of employees to achieve business objectives within a function, program, or therapeutic area. Plan and implement the development of new processes, develop and coordinate new product development projects, provide technical leadership and supervision to others. Ensure program objectives are determined and met, logistics are effectively coordinated and budgets are adhered to. Act as cross-functional liaison to ensure designs and products are meeting customer needs and regulatory requirements. Has financial responsibilities of people and capital resources and accountable for large and/or several small to medium scope division program responsibilities.

  1. Recruit, coach and develop organizational talent;

  2. Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of

organizational objectives;

  1. Create an entrepreneurial environment;

  2. Provide direction and guidance to others who exercise significant latitude and independence in their

assignments; may supervise other


  1. Keep the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action;

  2. Demonstrate effective change leadership;

  3. Build strategic partnerships to further departmental and organizational objectives;

  4. Develop and execute organizational and operational policies that affect one or more groups by utilizing

technical/professional knowledge

and skills;

  1. Monitor compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO

regulations, etc.);

  1. Make decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve

department objectives;

  1. Develop, monitor and appropriately adjust the annual budget for department(s);

  2. Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procuedures, rules and guidelines;

  3. Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.


Responsible for designing minimally invasive catheter based products for treatment of structural heart diseases and development of manufacturing processes for building these products Develops, communicates, and builds consensus for operating goals that are in alignment with the division. Provides leadership to assigned staff and supervisors by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving department objectives. Creates immediate to long-range plans to carry out objectives established by top management; develops and calculates a budget for a department or group to meet organizational goals; forecasts future departmental needs including human and material resources and capital expenditures; recommends or modifies the structure of organizational units or a centralized functional activity subject to senior management approval.; Assignments are expressed in the form of objectives; makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve the program objectives established by senior management; consequences of erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally include critical delays and modifications to projects or operations with substantial expenditure of time, human resources, and funds, and may jeopardize future business activity.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree and 9+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and

work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Experience in development of class III minimally invasive catheter based products (catheter and implant development)

Experience in process development for class III minimally invasive catheter based products.

Experience in performing process validations and design verification and validation testing for

Background in vascular and structural heart products preferred

Provides direction and monitors progress of exempt specialists

and/or supervisory staff toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and of human and material

resources within a department or unit; monitors company-wide indicators such as market share and profitability;

monitors external environment in area of technical or professional responsibility.

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