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Abbott Director Project Management in Des Plaines, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Director Project Management.

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.

At Abbott Molecular, we realize the potential of personalized care as the laboratory’s most trusted and preferred source for molecular diagnostic solutions. We are a division of Abbott Laboratories, a global, diversified healthcare innovator with a legacy of pioneering work in medical diagnostics.

Position Summary:

  • Provides project leadership and strategy for the Project Management (PM) function.

  • Planning and execution of projects in support of Research and Development (R&D) and business objectives.

  • Responsible for planning, communicating, coordinating, prioritizing and measuring the

overall activities, effectiveness, and productivity of the product development and/or PM

function.

  • Assist management with resource planning, utilization, and justification of R&D

business resources.

  • Manage highly complex projects, or a combination of projects, or a project portfolio.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Accountable to successful planning and execution of projects in support of Research

and Development (R&D) and business objectives.

  • Reports to Division Vice President Research and Development

Position Responsibilities :

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

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the project

management system.

  • Provides project management support for research and development.

  • Manages projects and/or assists project managers identify resource requirements, cost and time

schedules.

  • Develop an implementation plan, conduct risk assessments, and develop

and implement contingency plans to allow for and accommodate unforeseen events and

changes in strategy.

  • Interface with other disciplines, customers, internal clients, project staff and internal and

  • external experts as required.

  • Prepare and present written and oral reports and other presentations to internal and external audiences.

  • Interact with senior level management to reach agreement regarding significant program

  • Accountable for the successful completion of project tasks on time and within budget.

  • Accountable for managing resources (direct and matrix) assigned to project regarding project tasks.

  • Maintains a list of R&D approved projects (for portfolio management). Performs analysis

of reported resource plans against projects. Identify potential problem areas and

implement corrective actions as needed.

  • Provides leadership for project management and training of project managers.

  • Takes a leadership position in establishing good project management practices.

  • Responsible for supporting and meeting departmental budget goals, including

  • participation in financial planning cycles, such as one year and long rang plan.

  • May perform other duties as assigned.

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job.

  • They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Education / Skills/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in business, engineering, science, information systems or a discipline closely related to the area served.

  • Master’s Degree (MBA or MS) desirable but

Preferred Skill set:

  • Must have the ability to problem solve,

  • initiate and manage projects.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Must be able to successfully manage by influence across functional boundaries.

  • Proficient in project management skills such as project planning and execution.

  • Project Management certification desirable but not essential.

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 corpjat@abbott.com

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