Abbott Senior Manager, IT Disaster Recovery in Waukegan, Illinois

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.

The Sr. Manager of IT DR leads the development, implementation and maintenance of Abbott’s DR Program to ensure quick and effective system and data recovery from any man-made or natural disasters and incidents.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides governance and oversights of Abbott’s IT DR program, including design and implementation of the company’s IT Recovery Policy 4-070, relevant methodologies, metrics and scorecards for all components of the program.

  • Overseas creation, implementation and maintenance of Business Impact Analysis, Disaster Recovery Plans and Tests across the company, ensuring well-sounded methodology, consistency and focus on continuous process improvement.

  • Manages the IT DR team, providing mentorship and career development opportunities to team members, ensuring adequate staffing and appropriate resource planning to meet the program’s demands

  • Serves as the company’s primary point of contact for all matters related to IT DR, ensuring effective partnership with divisions and corporate functions, providing guidance, resources and tools.

  • Partners and collaborates with Abbott Global Security Crisis Management to ensure program alignment.

  • Provides leadership for the IT Disaster Recovery Steering / Forum Committee

  • Works closely with the IT Crisis Action Team (CAT) leadership in the development and maintenance of IT CAT Plans, associated policies and procedures.

  • Manages existing IT DR Vendors, identifies emerging technologies and resources to meet the ever-changing needs of the company’s IT infrastructure

  • Maintains awareness of IT industry best practices for IT DR, and coordinate their implementation within Abbott.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 12-15 years of relevant IT or Master’s degree plus 10-11 years of IT experience

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Interaction with technical, non-technical and management staff

  • Ability to work effectively with a minimum of supervision

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat software

  • Business Continuity Certification is preferred

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