Abbott Section Manager - Abbott Nutrition - Columbus, OH in Columbus, Ohio

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Purpose of Role

The primary function of Section Manager, R&D, is to manage one to several departments within R&D.

Main Responsivities

Sets and re-sets project/process procedures, timelines, and priorities with appropriate executive management approval.

Establishes, develops and maintains cross-functional teams to support research and development processes and may identify opportunities for product and/or process improvements.

Interacts internally and externally with senior management requiring influence resource allocation, project prioritization and policy-making.

Has authority to make critical decisions affecting area of operation with financial/legal liability <$500M;

Acts as a functional area authority on technical issues.

Manages a staff of 3-25+ including senior level technical and/or scientific staff.

Provides a continuous flow of information and department results to higher management; communicates regularly with staff regarding expectations, priorities, business results and performance.

Responsible for departmental budgets, including employee travel, expenses, training and supplies. Budgets generally $500M-$2MM.

Establishes project procedures, rules and guidelines; approves exceptions and modifications within own area of responsibility.

Has responsibility for overall departmental operations, including purchasing, inventory, facilities, systems.


PhD Degree in related scientific field


Minimum 8 years - years of productive, progressive and relevant experience. Advanced research, clinical or industrial experience sufficient to demonstrate practical theoretical equivalency.

Minimum 5 years - If PhD: 2+ years of experience in academia/industry/post-doc.

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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