Abbott Senior Specialist IT Business Analysis in Waukegan, 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

Proactively seeks out strategic business opportunities with high-level business unit executives. Provides advice, assistance and leadership in any area associated with the planning, procurement, provision, delivery, management, maintenance and effective business use of information systems for a business area. Analyzes business processes; elicits, analyzes and documents business requirements; identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility and makes recommendations typically seeking to exploit and leverage new or existing IT technology components. Translates business requirements into functional requirements; performs data and process modeling; manages change; and leads, coordinates/performs testing, verification, and validation of requirements. Works directly with business unit clients to understand specific business processes and business drivers and business strategy across multiple business units; identifies and communicates resulting needs and opportunities for business process improvement that can be enabled via technology; investigates and understands capabilities of existing systems and technologies already in use across the business area and similar and interconnected business areas in Abbott and investigates available technologies applied to this business area in industry; identifies information required to support the business strategy and leads the development of appropriate information management strategies, developing them as an integrated part of the business strategy.

Identifies, proposes, initiates and leads significant improvement programs across multiple business areas establishing requirements for the implementation of significant changes in business functions and processes, organizational roles and responsibilities and scope or nature of IT service delivery.

Main Responsibilities

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

Identifies current and emerging business needs and evaluates alternative IT solutions using standard information systems methodologies and best practices. Proactively seeks out strategic business opportunities for the application of new or existing IT capabilities (across multiple business areas) with high-level business unit executives providing key opinion-leading clients with comprehensive strategic analyses and insights to help them discover strategic uses of IT products and services. Develops, leads, or reviews the creation of information systems strategy to support the strategic requirements of multiple business areas. Identifies the business benefits of alternative strategies. Ensures compliance between business strategies and technology directions. May prepare testing plans to confirm that requirements and system design are accurate and complete. Conducts training. Makes recommendations to process stakeholders regarding the correct approach to achieve process improvement objectives. These may include business process outsourcing, application development or adopting business process management (BPM) practices. Develops business relationships and integrates activities with other IT departments to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts. Manages relationships between clients involved and IT organizations to assure effective communication between the groups is occurring. Brokers services within IT community on behalf of customers; coordinates portfolio of solutions, and identifies interdependencies. Allies with other IT functional areas to remain current on project status, and inform customer management of progress; conversely, keeps IT managers aware of user issues and resolves conflicts. Identifies the impact of any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations on the organization's use of information.

Accountability

Establishes and maintains productive relationships with all levels in Abbott IT organization and with external partners. Acts as a liaison and business process expert to IT organizations to assure successful implementation. Serves as a source of information to the service organizations on the business drivers, processes and organization structure and dynamics of multiple business area.

Assignments are often self-initiated. Plans and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.

Has defined authority and responsibility for a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects. Establishes organizational objectives and delegates assignments. Accountable for actions and decisions taken by self and subordinates.

Accountable for the accuracy of the fit of the proposed business process improvements and the technical solution to the business needs and the information upon which the business justification and prioritization decisions are made. Also accountable for communicating the business need and drivers to development groups to assure the implementation phase can fulfill the business need.

The quality and timeliness of above activities impacts business processes typically involving 1000 members of the business unit and the total system portfolio costs are typically 2 to 5 million dollars.

Develops and proposes portfolio of solutions (both new systems and enhancements) and achieves consensus on portfolio for applying technology to the business problem. Proposal includes estimates, business justification, relative priorities across the business area and general outline of approach and risks with suggested mitigations.

Exercises latitude in the approach to problem solving.

Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than formal review by superiors.

Determines and develops approach and solutions to problem.

Leads the formulation and application of strategy across multiple business functions. Work involves application of high-level management and leadership skills. Has deep understanding of the business, industry, information systems solutions, and emerging technologies and implications for the wider business environment.

Decisions critical to organizational success. Advances exploitation of information systems across multiple business units and leads business process improvement and significantly contributes to overall knowledge in the organization.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

7-10 years of related work experience.

JOB FAMILY:

IT Services & Solutions Delivery

DIVISION:

GIS Global Information Services

LOCATION:

United States > Waukegan : J46 Floor-2

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 25 % 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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