Abbott Manager, R & D in St. Paul, Minnesota

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.

Primary Job Function 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.

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  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 employees;

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

and action;

  1. Demonstrate effective change leadership;

  2. Build strategic partnerships to further departmental and organizational


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

  2. 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;

  2. Develop, monitor and appropriately adjust the annual budget for


  1. Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and


  1. Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the

Quality System.

Supervisory / Management Responsibilities

(Supervision Received) Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.

Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired


(Supervision Provided) Provides direction and guidance to exempt specialist

and/or supervisory personnel who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments; evaluates performance of and assists in career

development planning for subordinates; often responsible for a centralized staff

or professional function of the company.

Position Accountability / Scope (Influence/Leadership) 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.;

(Planning/Organization) 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.;

(Decision Making/Impact) 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 / Training Required (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


(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.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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