Abbott Sr. Program Manager 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.


This position will serve in a lead capacity for the Record to Report technology domain and partner with

business and IT providers in the identification of business requirements and planning of major

enhancements and projects. The role will partner with enterprise strategy on domain direction and

will play a lead role in defining, planning, and working with internal partners and suppliers to deliver IT


This position is responsible for the IT portfolio for the Abbott Laboratories Corporate Back Office Record to

Report (RTR) tower including but not limited to: General Ledger, Material Ledger, Project Accounting

(System), Cost Accounting, Tax, Finance Planning & Analysis, Treasury and Fixed Assets. Payroll and Timekeeping.

This role ensures the system portfolio enhances the organizational strategy through successful, consistent

and predictable delivery of programs, projects and applications.

Prior experience with the SAP, Workday Payroll, Hyperion, TM1 and Kronos is a plus. Potential upcoming key initiatives could include Robotics/Intelligent Automation, Blockchain, and Lease Accounting.

Core Job 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


Position Accountability / Scope:

Direct project budgetary: $0M - $10MM or greater. Mission

critical/strategic to business. Division, Multi-divisions, or Enterprise affected.

Minimum Education:

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.

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

Total Combined Experience: 12+ years


IT Services & Solutions Delivery


GIS Global Information Services


United States > Waukegan : J46 Floor-1









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)

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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