PROGRAM MGR III
ADC-Diabetes - Alameda, CA

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PROGRAM MGR III - 12000003BL Description
      Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs approximately 91,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.

      PRIMARY FUNCTION:
      With a high level of independence, coordinate company-wide activity in support a major new product launch or launches and/or upgrades to existing products. Document and maintain archives for all product-related development activities such as plans, schedules, meeting minutes, management reviews, and departmental reviews. Prepare product development status reports and present to Senior Management. Serve as a product line champion during the development, launch, and post launch phases.

      MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
      Strategic Develop product requirements and programs to meet strategic needs of the business. Communicate product development program status to development teams and ADC management. Balance product cost, performance, and time to market issues in order to meet ADC goals. Coordinate activities between operational and commercial organizations from project initiation through launch. Tactical Hold regular project review meetings to coordinate and document the activities of all departments contributing to a product launch, including QARA, Marketing, Operations, R&D, Commercial, and Finance. Generate and control various documentation as appropriate, such as product specification, Design and Development plans, product configuration, resource assignments, Bill of Materials, etc. Develop product costing estimates working with R&D, Operations, and Finance. Provide input to the PMP process. Manage development costs on a program. This position is responsible for team integration on a program, for project team performance, and for evaluation and reporting project status to senior management. Regulatory Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

      Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management

      Note: This job description describes the principal and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they currently exist, but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent representation.

      POSITION ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE:
      This position is responsible for the product definition and development, and preparation of all departments for a successful timely launch of a quality product meeting the ADC business and product strategies. This position is highly visible and accountable, responsible for directing, and reporting to senior management, the activities in the launch for a new product. This position will provide leadership to a project team, integrating activities across all departments, with influence across departmental lines. Comments (Optional): The organizational responsibilities include indirect responsibility for people across ADC departments (QA/RA, R&D, Operations, Marketing, and Finance) working on a product launch.

      Qualifications
      Bachelors degree in a business or a technical discipline. An advanced degree in either business or a technical field is desired. Relevant experience of 4 to 7 years with BS/BA and 3-5 years with Masters degree.

      Experience working in an environment with a disciplined development process for very quality-sensitive applications Experience in writing product requirements and design specifications. Experience in working on a development team with an emphasis on minimizing time to market. Experience in design for manufacture for high quality (preferably) medical products. Experience in designing medical devices in an FDA regulated environment is desirable. Experience working in team environments is required.Knowledge of Program Management tools such as project scheduling, work breakdown structures, time and cost reporting is required. Position requires the ability to collect information from multiple sources, sort through, integrate, and resolve often conflicting requirements, and drive an organization through the various issues to result in a successful product launch .

      Significant Work Activities and Conditions Continuous sitting for prolonged periods ( more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
      Job Classification : Experienced
      Job : ENGINEERING
      Primary Location : USA-California-Alameda

      Organization : ADC-Diabetes
      Schedule : Full-time
      Shift : Day
      Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time