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Senior Project Manager (PMP) Logistics - Nutrition - Columbus, OH



Full Time

On Site


Columbus, Ohio, 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.

Senior Project Manager (PMP) - Logistics

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.

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

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:

  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Vacation – 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr. is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%
  • 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.
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

What You’ll Work On

  • Deliver project excellence by incorporating best practices in project management to meet or exceed customer needs
  • Lead the Global Logistics Project Review Board processes and meetings driving adherence to established processes and best practices
  • Prioritize the portfolio of projects with senior management including accountability for escalating resource constraints and nonperformance
  • Manage multiple, global, complex, cross-functional projects, from beginning to end, with accountability for project execution
  • Demonstrate stewardship and provide leadership to meet Division strategies and business objectives
  • Perform project/portfolio management and analyses
  • Perform data analytics including analyzing data systems, automating information retrieval, and preparing presentations and reports to make recommendations that improve our business
  • Ensure project scope and success criteria are clearly established; develop and manage project plan to meet deliverables
  • Initiate, lead and communicate project assessments and lessons learned
  • Establish clear priorities
  • Ensure team is working within project scope and effectively coordinate the activities of the team to meet project milestones
  • Proactively identify changes in project scope and assure appropriate measures are taken to reassess and amend requirements, budget and timeline
  • Create and deliver project review presentations
  • Work directly with functional area managers to resolve issues that impact completion of project objectives: determine when to escalate issues to appropriate levels of management



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or related field
  • 6 or more years of experience in project leadership role with demonstrated expertise leading teams
  • Extensive knowledge of and competency in project management methodology and processes, including planning tasks and allocating resources, risk management, working in teams, issue management, monitoring and reporting, and documentation
  • Knowledge or experience with Supply Chain budget / cost control techniques


  • PMP or equivalent certification is desirable
  • Technical background sufficient to understand issues involved with Logistics projects (both distribution and multiple modes of transportation) preferred
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with senior management
  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity, and change
  • Ability to balance strategic and tactical thought and action
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities at once and manage time appropriately
  • This position will work with limited supervision and is accountable for all project deliverables
  • Knowledge of warehousing operations, contracts and pricing mechanics
  • Ability to interact with and influence a higher level of management and vendors

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