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Abbott

Senior Project Manager

Pharmaceuticals

All

Full Time

On Site

No

Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

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.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

  • At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of . Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

  • Estimates project levels of effort and resource requirements by using standard estimating techniques and tools, and by working with appropriate staff to understand scope of effort.

  • Prepares project plans, schedules and budgets by using project management tools such as Microsoft Project and by working with appropriate staff to understand tasks necessary to complete project.

  • Directs project execution by assigning tasks, tracking project schedules, identifying risks, and developing and executing contingency plans.

  • Assures project quality by using standard development methodologies and by working with SQA to develop and execute project quality plans.

  • Communicates project status by preparing standard status reports, and by participating in departmental and customer project status update meetings.

  • Resolves project issues by working with team members, project customers, and others as appropriate.

  • Consults with internal project groups by sharing project management knowledge and assisting or mentoring more junior project leaders in project management processes and techniques.

  • Participates in external project management organizations, conferences and seminars to keep current with industry best practices in project management by joining professional associations and implementing a professional development plan with focus on project management.

  • Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends.

  • Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.

  • Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.

  • May lead a project team. Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees.

  • Provides technical leadership to business units.

  • Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones. Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments. Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.

  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.

The Opportunity

  • This position works out of our Lake Forest, IL location in the Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Division.

What You’ll Work On

  • Estimates project levels of effort and resource requirements by using standard estimating techniques and tools, and by working with appropriate staff to understand scope of effort.

  • Prepares project plans, schedules and budgets by using project management tools such as Microsoft Project and by working with appropriate staff to understand tasks necessary to complete project.

  • Directs project execution by assigning tasks, tracking project schedules, identifying risks, and developing and executing contingency plans.

  • Assures project quality by using standard development methodologies and by working with SQA to develop and execute project quality plans.

  • Consults with internal project groups by sharing project management knowledge and assisting or mentoring more junior project leaders in project management processes and techniques.

  • Participates in external project management organizations, conferences and seminars to keep current with industry best practices in project management by joining professional associations and implementing a professional development plan with focus on project management.

  • Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends.

  • Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.

  • Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.

  • May lead a project team. Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees.

  • Provides technical leadership to business units.

  • Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones. Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments. Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 20% internationally.


Required Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelors Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience, Masters Degree Preferred


Experience:

  • Minimum 7 or more years of related work experience as a Project Manager, or related role similar in all skills/duties and similar titles.

Preferred:

  • PMP or related certifications in this area

  • Experience traveling to vendor/supplier sites internationally

  • Experience in IT Projects working with a variety of business units.

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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