Abbott Business Systems Manager in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


Position Summary

Manages staff responsible for working with line of business management and staff to: Define the business, financial, and operational requirements of new systems. Collaborate in the planning, design, development and deployment of new systems, and enhancements to existing systems. Determine ways of leveraging existing systems for new requirements. Enhance business processes, operations, and information process flow. Identify and resolve issues with existing systems.

Main Responsibilities

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

Strategic Thinking: Understands corporation's vision, goals and strategies. Develops appropriate IT strategies aligned with the business.

Champion change and innovation. Stimulates creativity and innovation in others. Open to new ideas. Supports those who initiate change and take risks. Business Acumen: Provides advice and counsel regarding effective system utilization to meet business requirements. Understanding the business processes in multiple businesses. Determines alternative delivery mechanisms. Budget Management: Negotiates, secures, oversees & ensures that resources are available to meet the long range operational demands of the area;

oversee and control department budgets, project capital/RCE expenditures & ROI: develop, monitor and meet expense and recovery plans; continually look for opportunities for cost avoidance and cost reductions. Manage IT investment for the functional component.

Leading People: Responsible for all aspects of people leadership; setting expectations, coaching, counseling, developing, evaluating, feedback, hiring, discipline and separations. Determine necessary mix of skill set. Confronts and deals with employees issues in a constructive and timely manner. Responsible for overall morale of team and promotes cohesive attitude. Establishes staffing / resource plans, determining appropriate mix of sourcing opportunities (outsourcing, offshoring and hot skills). Responsible for Organizational Effectiveness. Compliance: Participates in setting policies and procedures. Relationship Management: Establish and maintain high-quality relationships with all levels across the company and with external partners.


Accountability: Operate within broad goals and objectives. Decision Making: Make strategic decisions that impact corporation. Complexity Factor: Global - broader span of business processes and applications.


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, preferably in business, information systems, or a discipline closely related to the client area served, with 10 - 15 years of experience to include project management, 1-2 years’ supervisory experience, employee development, business and process experience

10+ years overall experience to include project management, 1-2 years’ supervisory experience, employee development, business and process experience.


IT Services & Solutions Delivery


GIS Global Information Services


United States > Abbott Park : AP06A Floor-2





Yes, 15 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

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