Abbott Manager R&D Model Development in Santa Clara, California

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.

This is an exciting leadership role for an individual that can lead a high-performance R&D team, responsible for cutting edge medical device development with focus on new technology development. Specifically, this team is responsible for development of clinically relevant simulated use models, used for testing of cardiovascular devices. A person with great leadership skills and strong technical background related to the med-tech industry is the ideal candidate.

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.

  3. Create an entrepreneurial environment.

  4. Provide direction and guidance to others who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. may supervise other employees.

  5. Keep the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action. 6. Demonstrate effective change leadership.

  6. Build strategic partnerships to further departmental and organizational objectives.

  7. Develop and execute organizational and operational policies that affect one or more groups by utilizing technical/professional knowledge and skills.

  8. Monitor compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO regulations, etc.).

  9. Make decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve department objectives.

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

  11. Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and guidelines.

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


Medical device development experience. Clinical knowledge and skills related to percutaneous devices. Polymer materials background.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 9+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred. (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) 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. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.; 3. (Cognitive Skills) Develops and/or identifies new work processes and the improved utilization of human and material resources within the assigned or related functions or groups; facilitates others' participation in the continuous improvement program; investigates and solves problems that impact work processes and personnel within or across units or departments; develops and communicates a vision for the organizational unit assigned.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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