Program Manager, Commercial Operations

Abbott Laboratories
October 15, 2020
Alameda, CA
Job Type


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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

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, Commercial Operations.  The primary role of this position is to manage the Advertising and Promotion processes and manage strategic programs to streamline efficiencies across channels, ensure timely review and approval of marketing and promotional material for US commercial.


  • Act as primary liaison/interface between all marketing channels and cross-functional teams for Advertising and Promotion process.

  • Balance day-to-day project oversight with communications between marketing channels, regulatory, Legal, clinical, and scientific Affairs to ensure timely review and approval of promotional materials.

  • Organize and drive weekly MLR review meetings and generate priority reporting. 

  • Lead Advertising and Promotion planning with commercial channels and cross-functional teams i.e. Regulatory, Legal, OEC, Medical Affairs.  

  • Evaluate processes and recommend improvement initiatives with cross-functional teams

  • Analyze data for predictive metrics. Provide proactive insights based on analysis.

  • Lead cross-channel tactical programs for on market products.



Bachelors Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Minimum of 3 years of related experience with complex program management. Skilled in project planning and management; strong decision-making and problem-solving skills; demonstrated good judgment; working knowledge of new product development methodologies; ability to be creative in achieving objectives while assuring compliance to internal and external requirements; ability to utilize commonly accepted project management tools to assist in the development of and adherence to a schedule; ability or aptitude to work on problems that are complex in scope where analysis of situations or data involves multiple competing factors; ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior; ability to work independently and in groups; ability to work cross-functionally; ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software; ability to prioritize.


Advertising and promotion, project management, marketing and sales operations experience

Knowledge and skill sets in promotional program and materials development for the professional, consumer, and retail market audiences

Experience in US Regulatory Affairs Advertising and Promotion

Good knowledge of Veeva and Advertising and Promotion process


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. Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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