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Global Product Lifecycle Product Specialist

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Ewing Township, NJ posted October 12, 2021.

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 The Product Specialist, Product Lifecycle Operations, will be part of the Global Strategy team in the Structural Heart headquarters in Santa Clara, California and 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 the Abbott Structural Heart systems, product offerings, launch cadences and commercialization processes.

The successful candidate must be 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 optimize new 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 activities between 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 Project or equivalent Skilled in communication and influential leadership Strong problem solver with proven ability to tackle unstructured problems Ability to work independently, comfortable taking initiative Ability to travel up to 10% Preferred Master’s degree or other advanced degree preferred Experience with product launches, product commercialization is 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 Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com 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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