Abbott Operations Project Manager in Sylmar, 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.

We are seeking an experienced Operation Project Manager. This position will manage operations projects of medium scope, or a significant subsection of a large program. Leads cross-functional teams across multiple manufacturing locations to develop and execute strategies for introduction of products to new or different manufacturing sites and/or transition non- manufacturing functions from a site slated for closure to the permanent ownership site. Manages matrixed resources to ensure projects meet their agreed upon milestones and deliverables. Represents the project to the organization, reports core team progress, recommendations, risks, and resolutions of issues to senior leadership.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Lead core teams towards project objectives

  • Apply a specialized set of project management tools to efficiently guide a cross functional core team through the New Product Introduction process

  • Partner seamlessly with Quality and Regulatory functions to optimize validation and regulatory strategies in alignment with project objectives

  • Communicates with all levels of the organization, from operators on the floor to senior leadership in order to represent the objectives, risks, and needs for the project.

  • Lead activities across numerous functions to meet the objectives of a given project including scope, budget, and schedule.

  • In partnership with the project champions and fellow core team members,

  • Develop comprehensive project plans, which identify objectives, strategy, risks/risk mitigation, budget, effort estimates and schedule.

  • Identifies opportunities for improving overall operational efficiency.

  • Develops plans with core members to eliminate and/or mitigate risk. If risks cannot be mitigated within the core team, determines appropriate means to communicate and elevate issues to appropriate individuals within the organization.

  • In partnership with the project champions, identifies opportunities for improving overall performance of the program.

  • Work closely with functional core team leaders and mentor when necessary.

  • Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Your Experiences(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science discipline or equivalent

  • 2 years of progressively responsible experience in engineering or related technical discipline

  • 2 years’ experience leading projects in a medical device, biomedical or high technology industry

  • Ability to work in a matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.

  • Ability to travel approximately 25% of the time, including internationally.

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