IT Program Manager
Company: Abbott Laboratories
Posted on: January 10, 2022
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 109,000 colleagues
serve people in more than 160 countries.
Our location in Illinois or Texas, currently has an opportunity for
an IT Program Manager. Abbott Commercial Delivery Solutions is
recruiting an IT Program Manager to lead the planning, execution,
and delivery of for the planning, execution, implementation, and
overall delivery of key Commercial initiatives for Abbott's Medical
The Program Manager owns the successful delivery and operation of
commercial solutions that include integrations, security,
configuration, and custom development. The position will lead
project planning and execution teams to deliver complex cloud-based
solutions using Salesforce.com and related technologies.
These solutions enable the Commercial operation and performance of
the Medical Device business and are critical to the long-term
growth objectives of the company.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Core Job Responsibilities:
Manage relationships with global stakeholders. Understand business
processes for teams around the world and demonstrate the ability to
identify their needs and design customer-obsessed tools to meet
Build globally aligned processes and encourage disparate teams to
collaborate. Drive global adoption.
Drive all aspects of program and project management including
initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure.
Create and manage scope and plans for large-scale, global projects
and/or multiple projects simultaneously.
Build strong cross-functional partnerships with divisional Business
Relationship Managers and Business Stakeholders to managed demand
and plan future delivery projects.
Provide support for Project Capital spending requests including
Assist in continuing to develop and implement standard project
management process methods and provide training of these methods to
ensure uniform delivery practices.
Provide project management consultation and mentorship of the
various project phases and the deliverables such as: development
and execution of the project schedules; baselines; analyzing
critical paths; schedule management; resource planning; risk/issue
identification and control; project change requests; weekly and
monthly status reporting.
Support Abbott-IT Portfolio Management processes leveraging the
Power steering portfolio tool.
Facilitate project governance by leading steering committee
meetings and related leadership meetings as appropriate to ensure
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional
Policies and procedures.
Oversee the project risk/issue management processes.
Provide metrics and reports to stakeholders and leadership
regarding program/project progress and performance to plans.
Build and maintain accurate staffing plans and resource capacity
Manage project financials and required financial reporting
Author statements of work for vendor partners and obtain
Maintains productive relationships with peers and management in IT
and the business function.
Generate ideas to improve team efficiency, effectiveness, and
Lead and enable enterprise-wide thinking and the Abbott IT
Create an environment that encourages cooperation, open
communication, and teamwork.
Serve as a role model by demonstrating a commitment to business
priorities and high performance.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelors degree in Business, Information Systems or related
discipline; Master's degree a plus
10 years IT experience working within a large/complex IT
organization\. Experience supporting multiple business
Minimum 6 yrs. experience leading/managing software development
projects in a complex, matrixed organization.
Experience managing 3rd party suppliers
Salesforce.com implementation experience a plus, including business
requirements definition, user stories, detailed functional and
system design, configuration and/or customization involving the
following areas: Opportunity & Lead management, Sales, Service,
Marketing, Inventory/Asset Management, on both a Force.com and
PMP Certificate is a plus
Mastery of all phases of software development life cycle and
Strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
Strong collaboration and partnering skills
Ability to thrive in a dynamic and changing environment
Project leadership using Waterfall, SCRUM, and Agile
Experience with indirect management - managing by influence rather
than positional authority
Experience in pharmaceutical or medical device industry; working
with validated systems a plus
Demonstrated ability to assess customer needs, creatively approach
solutions, and influence appropriate course of action
Strong analytical skills, including demonstrated proficiency in
tools such as Microsoft Excel -and Microsoft Project.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great
career. We offer:
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new
employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental,
vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial
performance and history of being actively involved in local
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to
help you live fully: - www.abbottbenefits.com
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities
with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your
future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to
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