Abbott Associate Project Manager in Menlo Park, California

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.

Position Summary

Manages the development and implementation process of company's products and services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products.

Main Responsibilities

Estimates project levels of effort and resource requirements by using standard estimating techniques and tools, and by working with appropriate staff to understand scope of effort.

Prepares project plans, schedules and budgets by using project management tools such as Microsoft Project and by working with appropriate staff to understand tasks necessary to complete project.

Directs project execution by assigning tasks, tracking project schedules, identifying risks, and developing and executing contingency plans.

Assures project quality by using standard development methodologies and by working with SQA to develop and execute project quality plans.

Communicates project status by preparing standard status reports, and by participating in departmental and customer project status update meetings.

Resolves project issues by working with team members, project customers, and others as appropriate.

Consults with internal project groups by sharing project management knowledge and assisting or mentoring more junior project leaders in project management processes and techniques.

Participates in external project management organizations, conferences and seminars to keep current with industry best practices in project management by joining professional associations and implementing a professional development plan with focus on project management.

Accountability

(Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments.

Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel.

May lead a project team.

Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.

Influences middle management on technical or business solutions.

May interact with vendors.

(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval.

Initiates or maintains work schedule.

Establishes priorities of work assignments.

(Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution.

Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (Engineering preferred) plus 6+ years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures. Strong understanding of business unit function and cross group dependencies/relationships. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

(Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact.

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