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Abbott Project Manager in Plymouth, Minnesota

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.

Position Summary:

Abbott's Structural Heart Division has an exciting opportunity for a newly created position as a Project Manager. This position will be located in our Plymouth, MN location. You will be responsible for the cross-functional management and technical leadership of new product development programs within the Structural Heart business. Additionally, you will be coordinating and providing guidance for the design and development of company products, working closely with senior leadership to establish product development goals, while ensuring market compatibility.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Formulates and implements research and development programs, policies, and procedures required to support profitable growth

  • Provides leadership to design/development teams to keep focus

  • Provides design/development teams with appropriate resources to perform assigned tasks

  • Interfaces with appropriate internal and external resources to ensure intellectual property is appropriately protected

  • Interfaces with appropriate internal and external resources (regulatory, customers, etc.) to ensure development programs meet regulatory and customer requirements

  • Obtains capital resources to meet company goals and develops departmental budget estimates

  • Contributes to business unit and divisional strategy planning

  • Participates in review boards for intellectual property, CAPA, complaints, business unit planning, and others as necessary

  • Tracks and forecasts divisional and product and technology projects

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Biomedical, or Industrial Engineering, or Material Science, Biochemistry, or related field

  • 5+ years of end-to-end project management experience in a medical device environment

  • Highly proficient in collaborating with project stakeholders (client and internal), end-users, business partners, and technical team members to ensure proper plan alignment and deliver high quality projects

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate to all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and/or presenting to project teams and senior leadership

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams in a geographically diverse, matrixed organization

  • Ability to initiate, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a technical or business field

  • Previous experience with implantable devices

  • Proficient in MS Excel and MS Project

  • PMP certification

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