R&D Program Manager

in Alameda, CA

R&D Program Manager Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Alameda, CA, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

·         Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

·         Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

·         An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

·         Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

·         A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

·         A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity
Our location in Alameda, California has an opportunity for a R&D Program Manager. This position manages programs of small to medium scope, or a significant subsection of a large program. Sr. Managers manage larger programs. Leads cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategies for new product development and successful commercialization. Manages matrixed resources to ensure programs meet their agreed upon milestones and deliverables. Represents the program to the organization, reports core team progress, program recommendations, risks, and resolutions of issues to senior leadership. 


What you’ll work on:

• Lead core teams towards program objectives.

• Communicates with all levels of the organization, from operators on the floor to the President in order to represent the objectives, risks, and needs for the program.

• Lead activities across numerous functions to meet the objectives of a given program including scope, budget, and schedule.

• Establish and maintain the program and product Design History File.

• In partnership with the Program Director and fellow core team members,

• Develop comprehensive program plans, which identify objectives, strategy, risks/risk mitigation, budget, effort estimates and schedule for new product development.

• Identifies opportunities for improving overall business performance of the program.

• Develops plans with core members to eliminate and/or mitigate risk. If risks cannot be mitigated within the core team, determines appropriate means to communicate and elevate issues to appropriate individuals within the organization.

• In partnership with the Director, identifies opportunities for improving overall performance of the program.

• Work closely with functional core team leaders and mentor when necessary.

• Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

• Complies with worldwide medical device regulations including U.S. FDA, company policies and Good Manufacturing Practices.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience required for progressively responsible experience in engineering or related technical discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a matrixed and geographically diverse business environment. Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results. Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment. Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization. Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner. Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.
  • Preferred- 3 years’ experience directly managing technical staff. Extensive medical device industry experience.
  • Program/Project Management certifications.
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model.
  • Ability to travel approximately 15% of the time, including internationally.

Apply Now 

  • * Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.
  • Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:  www.abbottbenefits.com
  • Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
  • Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $109,300.00 – $218,500.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • product development
  • project management
  • constructive feedback
  • product design
  • changing environment
  • good manufacturing practices

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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