Abbott Operations Project Manager in Plymouth, 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.
We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to provide leadership to cross-functional teams in the execution of key projects within Operations. This position will utilize experience to develop comprehensive project plans, including change management strategies, and lead project teams through execution to deliver critical business improvements.
Projects may include, but are not limited to, business process improvements, infrastructure updates, manufacturing plant moves, operational improvements and supplier changes. This leader will work with key stakeholders, including both project team members and functional managers, to ensure projects meet objectives of scope, budget and timeline; and represents the project team to the organization by reporting progress, providing recommendations for issue resolution and soliciting appropriate leadership levels for key decisions.
Impact this role will have on Abbott:
Provide accountability for project execution of mid to large-scale, organizationally complex, projects
May lead a single, larger-scale project, or multiple smaller-scale projects at any given time depending on organizational needs
Communicates with all levels of the organization to represent the objectives, risks, and needs for the project to ensure effective steering committee reviews and decision making
In partnership with the project champions and fellow core team members, develop comprehensive project plans which identify objectives, strategy, risks/risk mitigation, budget, effort estimates and schedule
Apply project management tools and techniques to efficiently guide a cross functional team through project execution while balancing objectives of scope, time and budget
Collaborate with key stakeholders to resolve conflicting expectations and establish organizational alignment in order to develop clear goals for the project team
Maintain relationships with functional team leaders to ensure appropriate team members are assigned based on skills needed to accomplish the project tasks and that resourcing opportunities are addressed effectively
Apply appropriate management techniques to monitor performance and coach individuals based on project needs and skill levels of the various project team members
Identify opportunities for improving overall project and portfolio management processes
Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements
Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments
Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors
Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned
Your Experiences(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success
5+ years of cross-functional Project Management experience; PMP certification preferred
Experience leading projects in a medical device, biomedical or highly regulated manufacturing environment preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical field preferred
Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment
Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide constructive feedback in order to build positive relationships and improve business results
Ability to work effectively within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced changing environment
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner
Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills with ability to hold others accountable
Ability to synthesize complex business and technical aspects of large scale projects while effectively clarifying and facilitating resolution of issues, risks and actions
Takes initiative and drives innovation and change
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time, including internationally, as needed
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
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