Abbott Project Manager, Design Control in Irving, Texas

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Summary:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. Define the business results expected from a project. Is the single person responsible and accountable for achieving those results; where results are expressed in terms of compliance with Design Control and/or Change Control policies, quality, time, scope and cost. A project is a set of interrelated tasks that culminates in clearly defined business results. For new product development projects, the business results will typically include the launch of one or more products. Differences across the levels of Project Manager are dependent upon increasing project complexity and increasing level of expected independence. Each higher level incorporates the expectations from the lower levels. Manage complex large projects, or several smaller projects of low or moderate complexity.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead the team through the translation of management and customer needs into project goals.

  • Identify resource requirements, cost and time schedules.

  • Develop an implementation plan, conduct risk assessments and develop contingency plans to accommodate unforeseen events.

  • Maintain compliance with regulatory agencies, quality system and project goals.,Assure that Design Control and compliance requirements are met.

  • Establishes and manages team charter including project goals and incentive plans.

  • Manage the decision making process.

  • Participate in identifying project funding needs.

  • May function as the project contact with third party vendors.,Interface with other disciplines, customers, internal clients, project staff and internal and external experts as required.

  • Prepare and present written and oral reports and other presentations to internal and external audiences.,Interprets Results/Recommends Options: Determine if results match requirements.

  • Ensures that the necessary documentation is in place to meet quality and regulatory requirements.

  • Draws Inferences: Assimilates disparate information from multiple sources, analyzes for trends, adjusts results and draws inferences Draws a resolution for disparate information.,Integrates Project Activities: Establishes project goals and implementation plans; develops detailed, cross functional, realistic time lines including resource requirements; plans for contingencies, estimates buffers, etc.

  • Plans Activity Structure and Relationships: Converts goals to tasks; gathers information regarding effort, resources, technical complexity and translates that information into project specifications Establishes Goals and Develops Plans: Provides conceptual framework for plan; defines milestones; reviews project load and recommends staffing; reviews status, suggests revisions to plan as necessary; develops/recommends budgets Adjusts Plans: Works with cross functional groups to ensure that buffers are established appropriately.

  • Adjust schedules when appropriate.

  • Provides updates to senior management.,Implements Project Plans: Implements project plans to meet project goals; considers technical, resource, and regulatory requirements.

  • Continuously Improves: Recommends innovative ways to improve performance, quality and enhance profitability on an ongoing basis; modifies work processes and procedures in line with current ADD quality and regulatory requirements.

  • Works with cross-functional team to resolve resource conflicts, allocations.

  • Achieves Goals: Makes and meets aggressive commitments to achieve plans and maintain progress.

  • Allocates Resources: Appropriately prioritizes tasks and allocates resources to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Manages Change: Evaluates the impact of project changes and adjusts implementation activities to meet revised.

  • Clearly communicates any changes and the impact to original plan to the cross-functional team and senior management in a timely fashion.

  • Drives for Results: Removes organizational barriers to achieving results.,Actively Listens: Listens actively to acquire information and understand the other person's viewpoint.

  • Builds Relationships: Initiates and cultivates open, honest, and beneficial relationships with colleagues and customers by establishing rapport, developing an understanding of others' needs, promoting common goals and following through on commitments.

  • Resolves Conflicts: Seeks out appropriate forum for conflict resolution.

  • Faces conflicts and takes initiative to resolve them constructively; diverts tensions away from individuals and toward work issues; probes for root causes of problems, collaborates to find mutually beneficial solutions, proposes action steps and assists in implementation.

  • Collaboratively settles disputes.,Identifies Future Personal Development Needs: Translates changes in business goals and objectives into the skills, knowledge and experience needed for future work.

  • Plans and Achieves Development Goals: Balances the time needed for accomplishing current work and planning and achieving development goals.

  • Receives/Gives Feedback: Asks for and gives feedback on the strengths and development needs of self/others; creates a team environment that encourages continuous learning and growth.

  • Develops Others: Recognizes opportunities to identify and develop employees through challenging and stimulating assignments.

  • Establishes a Development Culture: Encourages the exchange of timely, direct, constructive feedback on strengths and development needs.

  • Coaches, counsels and mentors others to improve performance.

  • Exercises leadership within front line management at a single site.,Confronts Issues: Confronts issues in a constructive manner and at an appropriate organizational level.

  • Drives for resolution of important issues.

  • Maximizes Productivity: Actively shares resources, ideas facilities, data to accomplish goals requiring cross-functional collaboration and support.

  • Influences Outcomes: Uses constructive techniques to persuade, convince or influence others to follow a plan of action; influences across functions with authority; sponsors innovation and initiative among teams; inspires, measures, and rewards commitment and action.

  • Negotiates: Always seeks a win-win decision.

  • Defines the business needs of all stakeholders; secures agreements and achieves results while successfully representing the best interest of the Corporation in a decision situation.

  • Provides Direction: Communicates a focused vision/direction for the team and motivates people to believe in it.

  • Acts as a role model and leads by example.

  • Evaluates Risk/Reward Tradeoffs: Recognizes strategy, quantifies and evaluates risks, recommends actions and develops contingencies to cope with various scenarios.,Builds High Performance Teams: Maximizes the contributions of all team members.

  • Facilitates Teamwork: Supports the development of the team's vision/mission, links team mission to division and organizational missions; encourages collaboration; works with team to clarify roles and expectations; works just as effectively as a member or as a leader.

  • Promotes a Teamwork Environment: Involves team in planning, problem solving and using appropriate decision making processes.

  • Celebrates successes; fosters open dialogue and focus on the issues; sets the example to work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary and diverse groups; encourages the development of team-based rewards and recognition; demonstrates task engagement behavior and ensures support of team member’s efforts to remain engaged until task completion.

  • Empowers the Team: Delegates tasks or projects to the team and provides appropriate authority, responsibility and direction to complete them.

  • Works with Project Leads to focus individual’s activity on task engagement.

  • Manages Performance: Sets performance targets for the team and communicates performance review information to resource managers; helps the team understand metrics for evaluating performance.

  • Inspires high performance by holding the team accountable for results; evaluates progress and achievement; addresses issues through appropriate channels.,Makes Decisions: Makes timely decisions with the best available information and using the appropriate decision making processes.

  • Manages Crises: Identifies, authenticates, and responds to crises in a professional manner; assembles appropriate resources to deal with and resolve the situation effectively; keeps emotions in control during periods of high stress; leads by example.,Fosters Information Exchange: Promotes productivity cross-functionally by exchanging information with appropriate frequency and timeliness to maximize its utility.

  • Delivers Information: Identifies and communicates problems and solutions; presents information to others in a manner that supports organizational objectives; identifies the appropriate recipients for information.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for ensuring the information is received and understood by the recipient.

  • Adapts Information to Customer Needs: Delivers communications tailored to the needs of the receiver (managers, peers, customers, vendors), e.g., delivers only important information and sends it via the correct medium (written, oral, electronic); uses appropriate language and level of detail for the receiver; provides specific feedback to others; writes clear executive summaries and persuasive proposals.

  • Receiver of information will typically be at a team, interdepartmental, or divisional level.,Evaluates Risk/Reward Tradeoffs: Provides risk assessments (both safety and project related) and communicates critical issues impacting product quality to management (Q01 and Q04.01.004)). Establish and maintain risk analysis as part of overall responsibility to control / reduce risk (QO4.01.001) Recognizes strategy, quantifies and evaluates risks, recommends actions and develops contingencies to cope with various scenarios.

  • Able to analyze risk / reward tradeoffs and make recommendations of appropriate path forward.,Translates Project Goals: Translates project ADD goals into the day-to-day activities necessary to accomplish them.

  • Aligns with Strategic Directions: Identifies organizational opportunities to better align day-to-day activities with strategic directions.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics. Bachelor degree in a discipline appropriate to the project environment with minimum five years relevant experience, one year of which must be in leadership/project management roles.

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