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Abbott Project Manager - Device Manufacturing & Engineering in Zurich, Switzerland

Thoratec Switzerland GmbH is an Affiliate of Abbott Medical and takes care of the development and manufacturing of our mechanical circulatory support devices, that are designed to support a broad range of advanced heart failure patients.

To complete our team in Zürich, we are looking for a

Project Manager - Device Manufacturing & Engineering

As an individual contributor, plans and manages the projects for continuous improvements and sustaining engineering as well as new development of products, manufacturing equipment and processes from concept through completion, responsible for all aspects of project planning, interdepartmental coordination and reporting.

The following activities will be required of the Project Manager as normal functions of his or her job:

  • To assess and fully understand the direction of management in order to address the customer’s needs.

  • To plan and manage the project, including resource managing, and produce the necessary paperwork to allow the project being completed efficiently with a high level of quality and improving the products and processes.

  • To support ongoing regulatory documentation and processes.

  • Mild travel is required for training purposes, for carrying out project planning activities and to support ongoing improvements.

  • Provide technical support as required to other functions as required.

  • Contributes to the creation of intellectual property.


  • Provides support to achieve the long range strategic goals of Thoratec Switzerland.

  • Lead project consisting of individuals from various departments and outside services/vendors.

  • Understand the processes the products are used in to enable conversion of user needs to product performance requirements/specifications.

  • Direct the technical support activities of design/drafting, lab testing, protocol preparation and analysis, and documentation to support records and regulatory submissions.

  • Apply engineering principles, theories and concepts to the improvement of products and processes.

  • Manage product and process improvements activities in conformance with MCS and regulatory requirements.

  • Assess and propose program equipment needs and alternatives to Management.

  • Plan project schedules and implement control of activities according to schedule.

  • Assists in development and management of departmental budget.

  • Establish effective lines of communication and feedback with Manufacturing Management, Quality Control, Manufacturing and R&D to ensure prompt attention and resolution of conditions that adversely affect quality or reliability.

Qualifications/Technical Skills

  • MS Engineering or equivalent knowledge.

  • 5+ years of experience in Engineering in an regulated / Medical Device environment

  • Experience in project planning and management or similar

  • Good project management skills.

  • Exccellent written and oral communication skills (German and English) to communicate with cross functional management personnel.

  • Familiarity with and understanding of the regulatory and quality system requirements within Medical Device environments

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application as pdf .

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