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Program Manager III, New Product Updates & Commercialization

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.

About Abbott

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, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Program Manager III.

The Program Manager III will define, plan, coordinate and integrate activities associated with upgrades / changes to existing products or new products commercialization within the overall business portfolio on time, on budget and on strategy. These activities include coordination of artwork and labeling, in-house and third-party manufacturing, inventory phase in and phase out, procurement and other activities.

In this role, you will lead high-performing cross-functional teams to ensure speed and innovation remain a core competency and that the team is focused, energized and on-track to meet the overall strategic and commercial objectives of our product launches and existing products changes.

The responsibilities of the Program Manager III include ongoing strategic rational, planning, scheduling, monitoring, issue escalation and resolution, in addition to representing program status of the project that will result in the timely and quality execution of the projects.

This position requires natural leadership and a high level of independence, the ability to collect, synthesize, and integrate information from multiple sources, and to resolve conflicting requirements and cross-functional issues.

Main Responsibilities

  • Leads cross-functional teams in product development and/or existing products changes and commercialization, as well as special assignments. Depending on project scopes, the Program Manager III may lead multiple projects of medium to high complexity concurrently.

  • Help to prioritize activities among several programs to to balance resource availability, program status and schedule, and business need.

  • Confirms the ongoing strategic rationale for projects, and for the ongoing planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting or projects.

  • Prepares and presents information on activities, issues, and risks in the projects being managed on an as-needed basis to assure the continuity of projects. Raises issues to the appropriate level of management.

  • Develop and maintain launch plans such that needed commercial product volumes are available on time and that excess and obsolete inventory is minimized.



  • Bachelor degree or a minimum of 7 years relevant experience in a discipline appropriate to the project environment.  

  • Minimum of 7 years project management experience with at least 3 years of experience leading projects involving the application of general business principles.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a large/complex company environment.


  • Degree in business or a technical or scientific discipline or equivalent experience relevant to project area preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Lean Six Sigma (LSS) certification preferred.

  • MBA considered a plus.

  • Commercial, technical, manufacturing, quality, or supply chain experience in a health care/medical device company preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of people at all levels of the organization within a variety of departments.

  • Cross-functional experience in areas of R&D, Commercial, Clinical, Regulatory, Quality, Operations, Marketing, and Customer Service.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Project, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)


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:

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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Full time
Salary Range
$107,000.00 - 178,000.00
per Year
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Alameda, CA 94501, US