Abbott Shared Services Program Manager in Dublin, Ireland

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 10 sites. Abbott has six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. It has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals. Abbott has been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Finance Shared Services Centre (FSSC)

Abbott Ireland support a number of Abbott’s European businesses and are in the process of setting up a Finance SSC in Ireland (Cherrywood) to maximize the scope of services. You will be working as part of a dynamic and diverse organisation alongside outstanding people who are forward thinking, collaborative and recognised leaders in their areas. We can offer an excellent benefits package including a clear career development path. We invest in our people’s ongoing learning and professional development.

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We currently have a role for a Shared Service Program Manager at our Cherrywood location.

The Shares Services Program Manager will play a key role in determining and successfully implementing Shared Service Strategic Programs.

Develop new programs to support the Shared Service Strategic direction.

  • Develop a budget, resource and operating plan for the program.

  • Prepare program funding proposals and aim to maximize Return on Investment

  • Support the development of the Shared Service Roadmap

Support the Project Management Office (PMO)

  • Organize and monitor inter-connected projects.

  • Coordinate cross-project activities

  • Identify priorities\schedules relative to each project and ensure program deliverables are achieved

  • Lead and support project team members

  • Prepare executive updates for the PMO.

  • Escalate potential challenges or project risks to the PMO on a timely basis.

  • Meet regularly with the PMO to review and make critical decisions and ensure project content and deliverables are meeting program objectives

  • Manage project costs: manage costs in line with project plan. Ensure actual costs reported correctly each month and provide cost updates for RLBE.

  • Engage closely with HR to identify employee impacts, support Works Councils negotiations where appropriate and prepare RIF documents for approval where required.

Manage Assigned Projects to ensure completion on time and within approved budgets

  • Develop the project plan, milestones, deliverables and budget.

  • Communicate the project methodology to stakeholders and team members

  • Manage stakeholder interactions (Project Team, HR, Organizational Change Leads, Process Owners, Business stakeholders, Third Party Service Provider, IT etc.) to ensure project milestones achieved

  • Manage project scope and provide clarification on the program expectations to ensure alignment with business case.

  • Meet regularly with project team to control deadlines, budgets and activities

  • Understand and support the identification of Technology solutions and engage with IT to ensure program success.

  • Analyze program risks, escalate issues and risk to program leadership

  • Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.

  • Proactively identify any challenges or issues and develop recommendations and implement solutions to program challenges.

  • Ensure constant communication with all members of the Project team

  • Ensure appropriate change management discipline

  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status

  • Track project achievements against objectives


Education and Experience:

  • Experienced finance professional with 7+ years post qualification experience preferably in a Multinational environment.

  • Bachelor degree or master degree in business or related field.

  • Strong project management experience in managing international projects / assignments.

  • Proven experience as a Program Manager or other managerial position required

  • Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles at

  • International Shared Service Operations experience essential

  • Good understanding of key business and finance processes (Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, local statutory accounting and tax compliance etc.) is essential

  • Experience with working with Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) an advantage

  • Experience of undertaking strategic Finance Function reviews and transformations desirable

  • Good knowledge of ERP and data processing systems desirable

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled communicator with an ability to obtain consensus, lead and influence change at a senior level.

  • Ability to work autonomously in a challenging, fast-paced environment

  • Ability to drive project achievement and deliverables through positive influence and engagement of all involved stakeholders

  • Excellent problem-solving ability

  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills

  • People and organizational change capabilities leading transformation programs, with a focus on sustainability.

  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to lead and mentor virtual teams will also be advantageous.

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