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Abbott Business Intelligence Architect 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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You will also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/tackling-student-debt-for-our-employees.html) student debt program and FreeU (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/college-degree-for-free-its-possible-with-freeu.html) education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position will sit out of our Lake County, IL office. Are you ready to join an exceptionally talented and dynamic team, be inspired daily, and have a blast while doing it?

This Architect will focus on Business Intelligence (BI), designing and implementing BI solutions using SAP technologies, primarily SAP ECC and SAP B/4 HANA (BW/4HANA). Must-have skills include:

  • Business requirement gathering

  • Defining data models

  • Designing data warehouses or data lakes

  • Selecting appropriate SAP BI tools, such as SAP BusinessObjects or SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Creating dashboards, reports, and analytics solutions to enable data-driven decision-making.

The BI Architect will collaborate with business stakeholders, data engineers, functional leads, and other IT professionals in Abbott, to ensure that the BI solution(s) align with business objectives, while meeting technical and SLC (Software Lifecycle) standards.

The architect will also help frame the models for data governance, security, and deployment methodologies.

The BI architect role will guide enterprise solutions in the areas of Supply Chain (Manufacturing, Quality, MRP, Logistics), OTC / Commercial (sales & distribution, AR, contracts & pricing), Finance (FICO, Tax, Treasury), and Procurement (indirect and direct, AP).

The BI Architect will frame best practices regarding connectivity with other BI systems like COGNOS and MS PBI.

What You Will Work On

  • Leverage IT and business process knowledge and leadership to work with corporate and divisional business/IT leaders to ensure excellent project delivery.

  • Influence process/IT alignment and all levels including senior leadership.

  • Influence Abbott’s BI solutions in terms of the performance, scalability, sustainability, governance, security, and adoption, leveraging industry & technology best practices in SAP ECC, SAP BW, and SAP BW/4HANA.

  • Collaborate with divisional business/IT leaders with a goal to frame BI solutions that have long-term benefit to Abbott as a company.

Position Accountability/Scope:

  • Complexity of deliverables: Manages Projects and deliverables at the division or cross-division level.

  • Travel: Approximately 25%

Experience and Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a related discipline, or relevant experience; MBA is a plus.

  • 10yrs of Overall IT experience

  • 7+ years collaborating with a global customer base.

  • Expertise in stakeholder management.

  • Lead architect experience in SAP BW and SAP B4/HANA environments.

  • Strong SAP functional knowledge in Supply Chain, Commercial, Procurement, and Finance.

  • 2+ years’ experience in Cloud integration with platforms like Azure

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and electronic communication skills using MS Suite applications.

  • Collaborative and inclusive mindset.

  • Focus on self-driven learning to accelerate self as well as the organization.


  • IT and business process experience in Supply Chain (Manufacturing, Quality, MRP, Logistics), OTC / Commercial (sales & distribution, AR, contracts & pricing), Finance (FICO, Tax, Treasury), and Procurement (indirect and direct, AP).

Apply Now (https://www.jobs.abbott/us/en)

  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. 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.

The base pay for this position is $109,300.00 – $218,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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