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Senior R&D Program Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 22684

Senior R&D Program Manager - Abbott

We are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for a Senior R&D Program Manager within the medical device industry. Abbott, a leader in diagnostic technologies that transform the pace, nature, and accuracy of healthcare, is looking for an experienced professional to spearhead technical projects in New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering. This role is central to developing products that make a real difference in people's lives across the globe. If you're passionate about driving innovation and excellence in medical diagnostics, join us in our mission to turn visionary medical ideas into life-saving realities.

Key Responsibilities

As a Senior R&D Program Manager, you will:

  • Lead and manage the end-to-end lifecycle of technical projects in the R&D space, ensuring strategic alignment with critical business objectives.

  • Utilise advanced project management tools to oversee New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering projects within authorised budget limits.

  • Drive cross-functional team collaboration, facilitating decision-making to prioritise projects effectively and ensure alignment with organisational goals.

  • Conduct thorough risk assessments, developing and implementing mitigation plans to maintain project schedules and control costs.

  • Champion innovation within the R&D organisation, applying technical knowledge and innovative thinking to advance project goals.

  • Develop and refine project methodologies, including scope, schedule, quality, and cost metrics, to enhance project execution and reporting.

  • Ensure the successful execution of significant technical projects, focusing on life cycle costs and customer satisfaction.


  • Extensive experience (minimum 10 years) with a proven track record in managing R&D projects in the medical device or pharmaceutical sectors.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in new product development within the medical device engineering sector.

  • At least 5 years of project or program management experience in medical devices, healthcare, or pharmaceutical development environments.

  • Expertise in applying project management tools for both New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering initiatives.

  • Solid understanding of ISO standards, Design Control regulations, and medical device regulations in emerging markets.

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Kindly note that, given the expected high volume of applications, we can only respond to candidates whose qualifications closely match the specific requirements of the role. We genuinely value your interest in this opportunity and thank you for your understanding.