Abbott Project Manager - Columbus, OH in Columbus, Ohio

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:

·Responsible for managing multiple projects, from beginning to end, with accountability for project execution.

·Demonstrate stewardship and provide leadership to meet Division strategies and business objectives (CJR)

·Deliver project excellence by incorporating best practices in project management to meet and or exceed customer needs (CJR)

·Identify process improvement opportunities and recommend enhancements to improve efficiency (CJR)

·Act as primary point of contact for project reporting & updates (CJR)

Major Responsibilities:

·Ensure project scope and success criteria are clearly established; develop and manage project plan to meet deliverables.

·Establish clear priorities.

·Ensure team is working within project scope and effectively coordinate the activities of the team to meet project milestones.

·Proactively identify changes in project scope and assure appropriate measures are taken to reassess and amend requirements, budget and timeline.

·Provide support in compiling and reporting project requirements.

·Create and deliver project review presentations.

·Maintain documentation and provide data management for project deliverables; identify communication plans for knowledge sharing across functional areas and project teams.

·Document cross-functional project plan in PM software; develop estimates and manage resources to deliver project objectives.

·Manage cross-functional project timeline and follow-up with project team members to ensure timely completion of tasks.

·Track overall project budget and metrics

·Proactively identify, monitor & manage project opportunities/ issues/ risks.

·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.

·Provide training/coaching on project management methodologies and processes to meet organizational needs.


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 yrs experience in project leadership roles.

·Strategic, conceptual analytical thinking and decision making skills.

·Critical thinking/problem-solving skills method.

· Ability to plan and facilitate meetings.

·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.

·Knowledge of the strategic and operational context of the projects.

·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:

· Manage projects with representation from all key functional areas

·Effective, efficient resource utilization to achieve growth of key brands and new spaces to deliver LRP to Abbott.

·Projects will include market and line extensions, reformulations, new products, new manufacturing processes and new packages.

·Responsible for identifying critical project issues and risks, and timely communication to senior management.

·Provide cross-functional forecasting, tracking, reporting and oversight on project budget and


·Understand organizational impact of project issues and engage Sr Management as necessary

·This position will work with limited supervision; is accountable for all project deliverables

·Exercises judgment within generally defined processes, procedures and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

·Erroneous decisions may result in critical delay(s) in schedules and/or operations

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email