Senior Clinical Project Manager (31020250)
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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
For years, Abbott’s MEDICAL DEVICES businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine ﬁnger sticks.
We currently have an opening for a Senior Clinical Project Manager focusing on Heart Failure Therapies. This is an individual contributor role and is a great opportunity for someone interested in fast-paced, exciting global trials; and growth and development. Remote work is an option for this role, however we also have clinical offices located in Maple Grove, MN, Plano, TX, Sylmar, CA, or Santa Clara, CA. Occasional travel is required.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Manage at least one primary project; Depending on scope and phase of project, may support multiple projects.
- Provide project management expertise throughout the development and implementation of clinical studies. Interact with various study support groups in order to assist in clinical strategy, the development of study plans, and project deliverables.
- Oversee operational aspects of clinical trials in conjunction with project teams and in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP), good clinical practice (GCP) and specific country regulations.
- Facilitate communication between R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Sales and Marketing, Training, Senior Management and investigational sites by conducting team meetings, drafting and sending routine correspondence (e.g., newsletters) and by presenting regular updates to management staff.
- Plan, direct, create and communicate clinical study timelines.
- Oversee compliance to study requirements; Reviews compliance to protocol and elevates critical protocol deviations; Reviews monitoring reports.
- Lead team through clinical compliance initiatives and audits.
- Own and manage clinical trial budget, including scenario analysis, periodic budget reviews and forecasting.
- Work with external vendors and suppliers such as clinical core labs in contract development and negotiation as well as in providing solutions to difficult problems associated with specific projects.
- Interact regularly with Principal Investigators and Key Opinion Leaders; Coordinate investigator and research coordinator meetings.
- Support and mentor junior-level project managers.
- Work on other non-trial related activities such as process and procedure teams.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
- Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or Sciences preferred).
- At least 3 years of direct project management (or at least 5 years of related) work experience.
- At least 2 years of medical device (or related) work experience.
- Advanced degree in a related field.
- Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills, experience hosting large project meetings and driving engagement.
- Effective written communication skills and ability to write professional/technical internal and external communications without oversight.
- Experience in cardiovascular therapeutic area for both pre-market and post-market clinical trials.
- Applicable knowledge of clinical trial regulations for both US and OUS.
- Demonstrated leadership/management skills with respect to achievement of company goals and objectives.
- Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
- Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
- Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Solve complex problems within area of responsibility that require ingenuity and creativity.
- Ability to leverage and engage others to accomplish projects.
- Multitasks, prioritizes, and meets deadlines in timely manner.
- Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
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.