Abbott R&D Project Manager - Global in Singapore, Singapore

Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:

·Responsible for managing multiple medium to large scale new product innovation and/or supply chain projects from beginning to end, with accountability for project execution.

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

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

·Identify process issues and recommend improvements to senior leaders

·Recommend and implement PM strategies and enhancements to improve efficiency

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

·Provide support as required to Portfolio Management

·Assist in idea capture and cataloging activities of new ideas

Major Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system .

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

·Initiate, lead and communicate project assessments and lessons learned

·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

·Participate in the development and implementation of innovation plans

·Ensure alignment with key planning processes, such as business planning, brand planning, customer planning, S&OP and corporate project reporting

·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, as required

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

·Resolve conflict within the project

·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


Bachelors degree required, Masters 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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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