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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That's why we're focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We're revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.
Our location in Alameda, California, currently has an opportunity for a SeniorDirector, Customer Innovation and Product Management. This critical role leads ADCs Innovation and Product Management team in identifying, evaluating, defining and advancing new products and programs from conception through engineering specification. This position provides strategic input into the development and execution of strategic plans to enhance the division's products, digital apps and services.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Provide strategic input into Plan and long range plan strategies and forecasts for pipeline products, digital apps, services, programs and partnerships.
Keep management aware of developments and maintain buy-in throughout the collaborations process while ensuring that coordination and communication occurs at all stages.
Make specific actionable recommendations to DVP and Division President on strategic opportunities to maximize the product portfolio.
Investigate, recommend and implement new product introductions into the business portfolio.
Deeply understand user needs and journeys based on customer insights / UX research to design products with customer centric approach
Assess benefit/risk of all opportunities to present a full analysis of all new innovation strategies including partnerships, in-house R&D and etc.
Communicate progress, opportunities and risks associated with the implementation of product launch plans to Senior Staff.
Participate in product development reviews and design control activities.
Work closely with R&D directors, Global Marketing, and Global insights to coordinate commercialization plan with product development plan.
Provide recommendations on clinical studies to achieve necessary proof for publications, reimbursement and HCP acceptance.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE you'll bring
A Bachelor's degree, preferably in an engineering or basic science discipline
10 years relevant business experience.
Demonstrated leadership skills and management experience.
Must have a sound understanding of the markets and should have analytical and extrapolative thinking and influencing skills.
This position must have broad, in depth understanding of the division's scientific (R&D) and commercial operations.
MBA or Advanced degree
Experience leading and/or working closely with product management, UX design and UX research utilizing agile processes
Experience marketing in a highly regulated industry
Able to achieve results while dealing with ambiguity and a rapid pace of change
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.