Abbott Senior Program Manager, IT 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary

Develop, execute and manage IT projects within the defined scope. Expedite, manage and coordinate a multitude of interrelated IT project activities within the constraints of human and financial resources and changing priorities to ensure the successful completion of projects. Manage Project Managers.

Main Responsibilities

Works with Strategic Business and Executive IT management to establish project goals and business case.

Helps set strategic IT direction.

Assess the degree to which changes to scope, issues and risks will affect projects working with division or senior/executive management and sponsor to gain agreement for resolution.

Measure performance to assure the project is progressing as compared to original plan and budget.

Lead project managers and teams in developing and executing a program plan ensuring that authorized resources are obtained to make certain that all activities are performed.

Gather lessons learned and obtain final project approval from sponsor and stakeholders.

Communicate project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to Project Team, Division, Cross Division and Executive management.

Make recommendations based on current project status to resolve issues.

Coordinate resources to ensure program and business needs are addressed through proactive priority management with business leaders.

Manages, motivates and mentor cross-functional and enterprise project teams.

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

Manages Programs/project at the division or enterprise level.

Make strategic decisions that impact Division or site.

Accountability

Direct budgetary: 0-$8MM or greater. $0M - $9MM or greater in business financial impact.

Mission critical/strategic to business.

Division, Multi-divisions, or Enterprise affected.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Business, Computer Science or related discipline: At least 12 yrs experience in project management, business systems analysis, software development or deployment, with a minimum of 9 years managing projects. Total Combined Experience: 12+ years

JOB FAMILY:

IT Services & Solutions Delivery

DIVISION:

FIN Corporate Finance

LOCATION:

United States > Abbott Park : AP06C Floor-2

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 5 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

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.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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