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Senior Product Manager, Structural Heart

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Santa Clara, CA posted January 5, 2021.

nnAbbott 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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countriesnn nnOur 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.nn nn WHAT YOU’LL DO nn Act as the therapy leader and champion for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVr) with a comprehensive understanding of mitral valve disease, market trends, the technology and therapy landscape, and the barriers to new therapy adoption Responsible for developing the annual portfolio management plan, new product launch plans and therapy development plan for TMVr.   Act as an integral member of the Product Development team to inform and assure new product development processes address customer and market needs, and achieve business objectives and timelines.

Work in collaboration with the Clinical Science team to define therapy evidence needs and develop a comprehensive clinical evidence generation plan.

Lead defining key strategies to grow the business and define the 5-year portfolio pipeline through the acquisition, analysis and summarizing of key customer needs: develop formal VOC research, and actively engage key opinion leaders, customers, and internal stakeholders.

Identify barriers to adoption of transcatheter edge-to-edge repair, specifically MitraClip, and develop marketing and business strategies to overcome these barriers in partnership with global marketing and cross functional partners.

Develop business plans to identify and evaluate new therapy opportunities; assessing the market opportunity through detailed epidemiology-based market modeling, defining unmet needs and value propositions, monitoring the competitive landscape, and understanding new technologies.

Responsible for working with cross functional partners in R&D, clinical, regulatory, and manufacturing/ operations to develop new programs and ensure initiatives have impact in the operating year.  Market research and analysis of referring physicians as well as Interventional Cardiologists to develop customer and market segmentation models, pricing strategies, and portfolio development plans.

nn EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING nn nn Required nn 5+ years of upstream product marketing and commercial launch experience within medical device or similar industry.

Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences, Engineering, Marketing or comparable.

Strong influence management skills—effectively influences a wide variety geographies/cultures including Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, Australia and Canada and functions including regulatory, sales, marketing, research, manufacturing and other cross functional Uses conflict resolution skills to achieve results through cross functional groups.

Excellent communication skills—has frequent contact with key opinion leaders and broad customer contact as well as interfaces with senior-level management from cross functional groups and geographies to facilitate product related decisions.

Strong team player—ability to work as a key member of the global marketing team who is accountable to global marketing team as well as the product division and geographical marketing.

Strong leadership skills—ability to function as the marketing “lead” on therapy, procedure and pipeline development.

Project management skills—ability to manage complex projects and programs.  Ability to pull the appropriate level, functional and geographic functions together to support initiatives.

Analytical skills—ability to develop therapy and disease models, market and customer segmentation, pricing strategies/models and business metrics.

Understanding of implantable medical products clinical and regulatory process and environment.

nn Preferred nn MBA.

Knowledge of cardiovascular disease, physiology and products.

Knowledge/experience with customer base—cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses.

nn WHAT WE OFFER  nn nnAt Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career.

We offer: nn 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  nn Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:?  nn nnFollow 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. nn nnConnect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobalnn