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Abbott Manager Research and Development (Process Development) in Liberty, South Carolina

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.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That's why we're committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Our location in Liberty, SC currently has an opportunity for a Manager R&D (Process Development).

Responsible for effective management of a team or group of employees to achieve business objectives within a function, program, or therapeutic area. Plan and implement the development of new processes, develop and coordinate new product development projects, provide technical leadership and supervision to others. Ensure program objectives are determined and met, logistics are effectively coordinated, and budgets are adhered to. Act as cross-functional liaison to ensure designs and products are meeting customer needs and regulatory requirements. Has financial responsibilities of people and capital resources and accountable for large and/or several small to medium scope division program responsibilities.


  • Recruit, coach and develop organizational talent.

  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.

  • Create an entrepreneurial environment.

  • Provide direction and guidance to others who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. May supervise other employees.

  • Keep the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.

  • Demonstrate effective change leadership.

  • Build strategic partnerships to further departmental and organizational objectives.

  • Develop and execute organizational and operational policies that affect one or more groups by utilizing technical/professional knowledge and skills.

  • Monitor compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO regulations, etc.).

  • Make decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve department objectives.

  • Develop, monitor and appropriately adjust the annual budget for department(s).

  • Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and guidelines.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.

  • Provides leadership to assigned staff and supervisors by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving department objectives.

  • Creates immediate to long-range plans to carry out objectives established by top management.

  • Develops and calculates a budget for a department or group to meet organizational goals.

  • Forecasts future departmental needs including human and material resources and capital expenditures; recommends or modifies the structure of organizational units or a centralized functional activity subject to senior management approval.

  • Assignments are expressed in the form of objectives.

  • Makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve the program objectives established by senior management.

  • Consequences of erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally include critical delays and modifications to projects or operations with substantial expenditure of time, human resources, and funds, and may jeopardize future business activity.



  • Master’s degree (in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • 9+ years of related work experience.

  • Strong background in process development required.

  • Hands on product and process development approach.

  • Track record for process development for welding, calendaring, extruding, coating, component assembly, etc.

  • Understanding of process and product development in a highly regulated industry.


  • Master’s degree highly desirable.

  • Previous experience developing medical or commercial batteries, electrical components, or aerospace products and processes preferred.

  • Perform work in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

  • Able to develops and/or identifies new work processes and the improved utilization of human and material resources within the assigned or related functions or groups.

  • Able to investigate and solve problems that impact work processes and personnel within or across units or departments.

  • Monitors external environment in area of technical or professional responsibility.


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

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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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