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Abbott Product Manager - Reference Labs in California

At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 160 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

The position of Product Manager – References Labs serves our Toxicology business unit principally located in our Pomona, California office. The Product Manager will identify, manage and deliver global customer-centric products to market and perform best practice life cycle management and profitability for the product line. This role contributes to the successful delivery and support of products from conception to end of life.

This position will be responsible for development of product definition, positioning, pricing and product lifecycle management to include market sensing, leading the product management function in new product development teams, pricing, customer communications, support, and revenue forecasts.

The Product Manager will also lead new product development process from concept through commercialization, including voice of customer research, definition of customer and product requirements and value proposition, formulating and communicating global launch plans including commercialization strategy, public presentations, competitive analysis, forecasting, positioning and training of internal groups, service, support and sales.

This job description will be reviewed periodically and is subject to change by management.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for the workplace, healthcare providers, and individuals.


  • Act as a bridge betweenteams R&D, Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Sales andApplications translating business and technical requirements

  • Manage supply, demand,revenue, and pricing for product portfolio; update and present forecastsregularly to management, R&D and manufacturing teams

  • Research and be aresource for information such as market changes, products offered by thecompetition, benefits of Immunalysis products and their superior value toconsumers

  • Provide product trainingto sales and applications for existing and new products

  • Analyze reports toidentify opportunities, trends and potential threats with the purpose ofmaximizing value from all Immunalysis products

  • Understand the assaydevelopment, design, manufacturing and Quality Control process and finalapplication at customer locations and support and represent customerrequirements during throughout the process

  • Communicate withcustomers and gather feedback to ensure Immunalysis products are accurate, reliable,relevant, and valuable

  • Serve as the customeradvocate interacting w/ functional partners including R&D, Manufacturing,Quality and Regulatory Assurance, Applications, Sales and Finance

  • Partner closely withSales and Applications to ensure system synergies and optimal customerexperiences

  • Where standard productmanagement practices may not be warranted, be flexible and adapt industryknowledge to monitor, track and control efforts in ways that are practical

  • Identify, implement andoversee process improvements, standards and procedures to product management toensure the highest quality end product is delivered to customers

  • Assist and mentor otherteam members in following policies and procedures within the project managementarea

  • Ensure processes areaare followed in accordance to all regulations (i.e. SOX, FDA/Quality, generalcontrols)

  • Apply good judgment toalign project actions against company strategy

  • Apply disciplined,fact-based judgment to process improvement recommendations

  • Consistently demonstratestructured thinking while conducting strategic assessments of processimprovements for the business

  • This position will alsobe required to work across time zones as needed to support project deploymentschedules

  • Minimal travel will berequired for this position


  • 5+ years of productmanagement with a proven track record

  • BA/BS required orequivalent work experience

  • Able to work across timezones as needed to support project deployment schedules

  • Able to travel minimally


  • MBA

  • Familiar with MedicalDevices, the Toxicology Industry and/or medical products manufacturingenvironment(s)

  • How to determine backlogtracking, burndown metrics, velocity, task definition, vertical slicing,acceptance criteria, definition of ready, definition of done

  • Deep understanding ofProgram and Portfolio Management

  • Working knowledge ofTask Management/Issue Tracking software (such as JIRA, TFS, Rally), Windowsoperating systems, and Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Work,Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Advanced financialacumen, and project planning skills

  • Ability to set and meettight deadlines and function well under pressure

  • Ability to work in adynamic and fast paced environment

  • Strong situationalawareness, coupled with facilitation, team building, problem solving, andconflict resolution skills is required


  • Analytical

  • Drives for results

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Focusedon Teamwork & interpersonal skills

  • Strongcommunication and organizational skills

  • Takes Initiative

About Abbott

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 130 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 107,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.

An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encouragesdiversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please send an email to .

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