Abbott IT Project Manager, Informatics in Lake Forest, Illinois

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.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes project plans, managing time, budget, resources for content translations and/or IT projects

  • Ensures delivery per project schedule and budget. Analyzes project risk, and defines mitigation actions of identified risks.

  • Creates, manages, and updates project deliverables including technical and/or general project documentation.

  • Manages relationships with multidisciplinary functional areas and external vendors (e.g. translation agency)

  • Presents project information and data to management and extended teams.May require travel based on project needs

Position Accountability / Scope

  • Delivery of complex software products and translation projects (multi-language UI and User Manuals) on time and on budget.

  • Leads development efforts using Agile development frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban.

  • Compliance with internal policies and procedures, both US and Foreign regulatory standards and requirements.

  • Proactively improves processes and fosters transparent communication amongst team.

  • Works as part of cross-functional team that includes Global Marketing, Research & Development, Information Technology, Quality, Operations, Regulatory and Business Development.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Business, Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent experience: At least 3 yrs experience in project management, business systems analysis, or software development At least 3 yrs experience in project management, business systems analysis, or software development

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS Degree in Business, Science, Engineering or related field.

  • 4+ years of work experience relevant to the primary job function and responsibilities.

  • Experience in software development projects in a regulated industry (e.g. healthcare, telecommunications, defense).

  • Experience in managing software and User manual translations with external agencies and vendors preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile methodologies (Scrum or Kanban).

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting Medical device/In Vitro Diagnostic products preferred.

  • Knowledge of regulations and industry practices around health care privacy and security preferred.

  • Computer proficiency with MS Office Suite: Excel, SharePoint, Visio, Project and Power Point.

  • Working knowledge of Atlassian tool set (JIRA, Confluence) preferred.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

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