Abbott Project Manager, Material Value Stream - Columbus, OH in Columbus, Ohio

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.


Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:

  • Responsible for management and execution of multiple medium to large-scale or a group of related projects that are organized into a program

  • Demonstrate stewardship and provide leadership to meet Division strategies and business objectives

  • Incorporate best practices in program management to meet and or exceed division’s goals and/or long range plans

  • Identify process issues and recommend improvements to senior leaders

  • Recommend and implement PM strategies and enhancements to improve efficiency

  • Act as primary point of contact for program reporting & updates

  • Perform project/portfolio management and analyses

  • Assist in idea capture and cataloging activities of new ideas

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Translate general business goals and objectives into concrete strategic and tactical plans

  • Ensure program scope and success criteria are clearly established; develop and manage overall program plans to meet deliverables

  • Oversee execution and delivery of all projects and programs within span of program control.

  • Initiate, lead and communicate project/ program assessments and lessons learned

  • Establish clear priorities

  • Ensure team is working within project/program scope and effectively coordinate the activities of the team to meet project milestones

  • Proactively identify changes in project/program scope and assure appropriate measures are taken to reassess and amend requirements, budget and timeline

  • Participate in the development and implementation of innovation plans

  • Work with senior management to establish project scope recommendations and timing

  • Ensure alignment with key planning processes, such as business planning, brand planning, customer planning, S&OP and corporate project reporting

  • Provide support in designing, compiling and reporting project reporting requirements

  • Create and deliver project and program review presentations

  • Manage resources and timing for current and future stages

  • Manage cross-functional timelines and follow-up with team members to ensure timely completion of tasks

  • Negotiate resources and program timelines with senior leadership

  • Proactively identify, monitor & manage program opportunities/ issues/ risks

  • Provide training/coaching to meet organizational needs

  • Resolve project team conflicts

  • Accurately evaluate complex situations and identify solutions that create successful outcomes

  • 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 required

  • Master’s degree preferred, PMP (or equivalent) certification desirable


  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals.

  • Extensive knowledge of and competency in project management methodology and

  • processes, including planning tasks and allocating resources, risk management, working in teams, issues management, monitoring and reporting, and documentation.

  • 3-5 years of experience in project leadership roles

  • Strategic, conceptual analytical thinking and decision making skills

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills at all levels

  • Demonstrated ability in managing expectations on program requirements and deliverables

  • Personal integrity and courage to escalate issues about the project and to advocate for responsible solutions to management

  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change

Skills Needed:

  • Critical thinking/problem-solving skills method

  • Negotiation skills

  • Proven ability to execute large, complex projects across functions.

  • Demonstrated expertise in leading teams

  • Ability to negotiate consensus among diverse groups and influence the activities of others not in own reporting structure

  • Strong written and presentation skills; ability to communicate effectively with senior management

  • Technical background sufficient to understand issues involved with the project

  • Understanding of the strategic and operational context of the projects; organizational savvy

  • Demonstrated ability in managing expectations on program requirements and deliverables

  • Personal integrity and courage to escalate issues about the project and to advocate for responsible solutions to management

  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change

Accountability / Scope/Budget:

  • Manage Division margin and profitability programs across all key functional areas

  • Manage direct and indirect staff/budget to deliver $20+MM project portfolio

  • Effective, efficient resource utilization to achieve margin and profitability objectives for the Division.

  • Responsible for Material Value Stream program management and execution

  • Responsible for identifying critical project issues and risks, and timely communication


Project Management


ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain


United States > Columbus : 2900 Easton Square Place









Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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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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