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Abbott IT Sr. Technical Specialist in Waukegan, 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.

Primary Job Function :

Responsible for aligning technology solutions with business strategies, working principally with senior management. Acts as the principal designer for major systems and their subsystems utilizing a thorough understanding of available technology, tools and existing designs.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Partner with the functional groups within the IT organization to communicate and clarify business needs, contribute to development of long-range system plans, and ensure products and services are aligned with business needs. Provides strategic consultancy support to customers in defining or designing business processes and researching and identifying enabling technologies based on customer requirements. Actively seek ways to apply technology to business processes, researching and providing information on technical trends and competitors' practices relevant to the assigned client business. Assess near-term needs utilizing structured interview processes to establish business priorities, consult with technical subject matter experts and develop alternative technical solutions; advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities. Ally with other IT functional areas to remain apprised of project status, and inform customer management of progress; conversely, keep the IT group's technology and service managers aware of user issues and potential potholes or resolve conflicts. Develop, motivate, and provide direction to technical team in a way that facilitates the creation of a team environment and enables team to fulfill the department's operation objectives. In specialized systems (i.e.. SAP ) effectively set options to change the way the program works (configuration responsibilities). Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. Directs technical efforts of analysts and support staff. Assists management in technical training, guiding, and evaluating less experienced IS and technical staff. Supports the application and technical specialists in the multi-system application architecture and has a thorough understanding of available technology, tools and existing designs for the applications involved and the impact upon each other. Provides strategic consultancy support to clients, Senior Application Technical Specialists and other technical architects in all aspects of enabling technologies to meet business needs. Provides expertise on application architecture design or improvement. Considers the performance impact of the architecture. Communicates and educates the technical and business communities on current architectures and technologies and industry trends.

Position Scope :

Works in consultative role towards predetermined goals. Is responsible for adhering to project and overhead budgets and schedules. Assignments are long term and are self-directed. Erroneous decisions would normally result in failure to complete projects critical to major objectives of division. Has direct impact on capital budget, expenses and major project completion.

Build and deploy system solutions for SAP ECC Direct Procurement and SRM Purchasing functions: draft requirements and design documents, perform configuration, and develop and execute testing per plan. Strong knowledge of integration with other MM functions such as Planning, Receiving, and Accounts Payable.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Bachelors Degree/10-13 years experience

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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