Abbott Technical Specialist - SAP Finance in Minnetonka, Minnesota

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.

Job Title:

IT Technical Specialist


Minnetonka, MN

Primary Job Function:

Provides in-depth technical expertise & direction in the development and support of client area application systems/programming requirements and processes (e.g. new, enhancements or maintenance), in the preparation of application system specifications, and in the development, testing, and implementation of efficient, cost effective application solutions.

Core Job Responsibilities:

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

Serve as technical expert or lead projects/programs and technical staff to develop, test and implement significant new products, or operational improvements or devise new approaches to problems at the division/business unit.

Conduct investigation activity/research and give technical advice to the adoption or integration of new technologies and their business impact.

Lead in the development of standards and procedures and publish/communicate findings via IOI’s, presentations, white papers, etc.

Review, validate & enhance design, conduct performance monitoring and capacity planning; install, test and upgrade releases and associated products.

Evaluate & recommend new software, utilities, and tools.

Set the strategy for implementing new technologies.

In specialized systems (ie. SAP) effectively set options to change the way the program works (configuration responsibilities).

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

No Direct Reports

Position Accountability/Scope:

Accountable for total project scope, budget, completion within budget constraints and schedules completion date. Accountable for successful and timely completion of all tasks/projects under direct and matrix control. Post completion audit of project after implementation to verify expected benefits vs. costs, both development and operating. Project success is critical to the continued business success of the corporation.

Minimum Education:

A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, a related field, or equivalent.

Minimum Experience/Training Required:

  • 5-8 years of experience in Information Technology, Computer Science or Computer engineering

  • 3 years of years experience working in SAP ECC FICO

  • Demonstrated verbal and written analytical/problem solving, communication, negotiation, interpersonal and presentation skills are essential.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying accounting principles.

  • Technical experience includes a comprehensive working knowledge of all accounting areas.

  • Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable regulatory requirements (i.e., SOX, etc.) and Company operating procedures, processes, policies, and tasks

  • Advanced personal computer skills (i.e., MS Office Suite) including demonstrated spreadsheet and word processing.

Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally

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