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Abbott Program Manager - Division Engineering in Lake Forest, 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

ABOUT ABBOTT DIAGNOSTICS

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Lake Forest, IL currently has an opportunity for a Program Manager . This team member 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.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • 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.

  • Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends.

  • Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.

  • Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.

  • Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Provides technical leadership to business units.

  • Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees.

  • Exercises judgment independently.

  • Initiates and maintains schedule for projects and project milestones.

  • Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments. Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.

  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or closely related discipline.

  • Six to ten years work progressive development experience.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; Master’s Degree

  • PMP certification

  • Operations experience

  • Management of direct / indirect reports

  • Lean experience

  • Molding and/or automated assembly process experience

  • Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, Shainin Apprentice / Journeyman

  • Experience working in a regulated industry

  • Experience with 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 retirement plans

  • 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 communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

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 employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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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