Global Product Lifecycle Product Specialist

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.

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of STRUCTURAL HEART disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

**This position can be filled in Plymouth, MN or Santa Clara, CA**

WHAT YOU'LL DO

TheProductSpecialist,Product Lifecycle Operations,will be part of the Global Strategy team in the Structural Heart headquarters in Santa Clara, Californiaand will be responsible for streamlining processes for SH Business Unit, meeting launch cadence commitments and driving focused project portfolio.

The candidate will be expected to quickly develop an understanding of theAbbottStructural Heartsystems,product offerings,launch cadences and commercializationprocesses.Thesuccessful candidate mustbe a proactive problem solver, comfortable with dealing with unstructured problems, that takes on challenges and can lead a team to resolve the issues identified.

  • Develop and optimizenew SH specific launch process/procedures to drive efficiency
  • Guide products through life cycle process in collaboration with marketing, operations and commercial partners
  • Logistics Strategy Management (US, EMEA, ROW):Manage global launches and product through the life cycle process. Manage the communication between and coordinate activitiesbetween the Program Development, Marketing, Operations, Regulatory, and Commercial teams to ensure smooth product launches, conversions, and retirements.
  • Work with Commercial Excellence and business partner to establish lifecycle metrics and incorporate into Sales Process and/or dashboards.
  • Develop product knowledge while working in partnership with product managers globally
  • Support downstream marketing and commercial activities where needed


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING

Required
  • BA/BS degree required
  • 3+years of related work experience
  • Experience in Medical Device, Pharma or Biotech required
  • Background in Supply Chain, Ops, Program Management, Product Marketing, Finance, Business Excellence, Strategy or other equivalent
  • Experience with systems such as SAP, Salesforce, Excel, Smartsheet, Power BI, Microsoft Projector equivalent
  • Skilled incommunication and influential leadership
  • Strong problem solver with proven ability totackle unstructured problems
  • Ability to work independently, comfortable taking initiative
  • Ability to travel up to 10%


Preferred
  • Master's degree or other advanced degreepreferred
  • Experience with product launches, product commercializationis preferred


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


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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.

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