Abbott Source to Pay IT Program Manager in Waukegan, 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.

This position will serve in a lead capacity for the Source to Pay technology domain and partner with business and IT providers in the identification of business requirements and planning of major enhancements and projects. The role will partner with enterprise strategy on domain direction and will play a lead role in defining, planning, and working with internal partners and suppliers to deliver IT solutions.

This position is responsible to lead divisional and enterprise level IT applications projects as part of the Business Solutions & Services Plan/Build organization. The role will plan and execute projects for applications in the Source to Pay domain of business processes, including: Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, Direct & Indirect e-Procurement, Supplier Management, Invoicing, Accounts Payable and Spend Analytics. This role ensures the system portfolio enhances the organizational strategy through successful, consistent

and predictable delivery of programs, projects and applications.

Prior experience with SAP, SRM, Concur, and Apttus is a plus. Potential upcoming key initiatives could include Robotics / Intelligent Automation, Blockchain, and Lease Accounting.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with Strategic Business and Executive IT management to establish project goals and business case.

  • Helps set strategic IT direction. Assess the degree to which changes to scope, issues and risks will affect projects working with division or senior/executive management and sponsor to gain agreement for resolution.

  • Measure performance to assure the project is progressing as compared to original plan and budget.

  • Lead project managers and teams in developing and executing a program plan ensuring that authorized resources are obtained to make certain that all activities are performed.

  • Gather lessons learned and obtain final project approval from sponsor and stakeholders.

  • Communicate project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to Project Team, Division, Cross Division and Executive management. Make recommendations based on current project status to resolve issues.

  • Coordinate resources to ensure program and business needs are addressed through proactive priority management with business leaders. Manages, motivates and mentor cross-functional and enterprise project teams.

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

  • Manages Programs/project at the division or enterprise level. Make strategic decisions that impact Division or site.

Position Accountability / Scope:

Direct project budgetary: $0M - $10MM or greater. Mission critical/strategic to business. Division, Multi-divisions, or Enterprise affected.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor degree in Business, Computer Science or related discipline: At least 12 yrs. experience in project management, business systems analysis, software development or deployment, with a minimum of 9 years managing projects.

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

Total Combined Experience: 12+ years

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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