Abbott Sr. IT Manager (m/f/d) E-commerce in Wiesbaden-Delkenheim, Germany

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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.

In Germany, Abbott has more than 3,000 employees working in manufacturing, research and development, logistics, sales and marketing. They are located at Abbott`s German headquarters in Wiesbaden and its sites in Hanover, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Wetzlar, Eschborn and Witten. Alere in Cologne and Jena is now Abbott.

Abbott Corporate IT is looking for a

Sr. IT Manager Europe, Middle East & Africa (m/f/d)

with E-commerce and webshop experience for the Digital Technology Services based in Wiesbaden, Germany.

The Sr. IT Manager will have a large E-Commerce Client Area and deployed technology to support multiple divisions across Europe, Middle East & Africa.

The Sr. IT Manager manages the team and related delivery & operational activities that require interaction between business units and IT to successfully deliver Abbott solutions and ensure value is achieved as anticipated from the outsourced relationships under management. Partner with Business Relationship Managers and Provider on the identification of business requirements. Partners with Enterprise strategy on Domain direction. Is responsible for defining and the ultimate delivery of IT Solutions. Plays a key role in decision making, planning, and executing IT initiatives. Anticipates the needs for the client area and deployed technologies.

Harmonizes, motivates and provides development opportunities for team members. Provides coaching and mentoring.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Anticipates and manages in queue Request (Work Intake) lifecycle, track status of Request, update Request Tracking Log and provide regular feedback on status to Request Initiator (BRM)

  • Primarily responsible for successful execution of projects working through providers. Responsible for the approval of all project related deliverables through System Decommission

  • Manages capacity and review corresponding project demand for solutions and projects across respective domain(s). Ensures alignment with Enterprise service providers. Escalates if Provider is unable to meet demand

  • Plans, executes and evaluates work to time, cost and quality targets. Assesses and evaluates risk. Communicates effectively, both formally and informally

  • Demonstrates leadership. Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives. Understands the relevance of own area of responsibility/specialism to the employing organization

  • Takes client requirements into account when evaluating proposals

  • Manage communication and negotiation with supplier to obtain required solution design and sizing (hours effort). Reviews and approves infrastructure, software related project costs

  • Takes account of relevant legislation, compliance requirements, industry regulations

  • Emerging leader in industry advancements and direction of domains supported. Thinks strategically leveraging knowledge of domain needs across Abbott

  • Ensure effective systems operations between the suppliers and Abbott Plan/Build organization

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Computer Science or related discipline. MBA Preferred. At least 9 yrs experience in project management, business systems analysis, software life cycle, with a minimum of 6 years experience managing projects. Total combined experience: 10-15 years

  • Manage commerce websites to achieve an effective sales order management experience for external commerce users. This will include the setup of products/ stores/micro sites and all content required to support effective support of external sales

  • Experience and practical use of Magento preferred

  • Thorough knowledge of vanilla Magento feature set and configuration

  • Store catalog (categories/products/attributes), Sales orders (quotes/orders/invoices/shipments/credits)

  • Understand and execute leadership concepts including but not limited to: pricing analysis, new item introductions, promotional planning and evaluation, consumer usage analysis

  • Knowledge of emerging retail strategy and technology (Omni-channel & Digital)

  • Responsible to develop regional Ecommerce programs

  • Area of scope includes EMEA region (travel 25%)

Abbott Germany has a range and variety of jobs on offer in a positive and dynamic environment that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide development opportunities as part of our comprehensive Talent Management Program. Your contribution to the company’s success will be rewarded with a competitive salary package. We offer comprehensive benefits to suit the lifestyles of all our employees, from a retirement plan that is far above market average, a save-as-you-earn program, to educational scholarships for children, and health management initiatives for staff and their dependents.

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application.

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