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Sr. R&D Project Manager - Healthcare

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Abbott Park, IL 60064
Job Description

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.

Full-time position with Employee Benefits

Reason for Opening: Internal Promotion


+ This is NOT an IT nor Engineering Project Management position.

+ Relocation Assistance is not available for this position.

Core Responsibilities:

+ Assure that projects will effectively integrate with existing programs and strategies so that long and short-term business goals are attained.

+ Lead 1 or more high strategic value projects within the division from concept to commercialization. Lead cross-functional teams to execute projects with sound problem solving methodology; track project and program status and results; remove and elevate project barriers.

+ Accountable for total project scope; completion within budget constraints and scheduled completion date.

+ This position will require creation of detailed project plans, resource and budget management, schedule management, and project documentation including design history files & phase gate reviews in accordance with internal design control requirements.

+ Drive cross-functional teams to meet milestones and deliverables established in project planning and agreed upon with senior leadership

Leadership Activities:

+ Solicit the cooperation of a diverse group of disciplines and functions in a tactful and persuasive manner.

+ Lead others in the completion of project tasks and sub projects

+ Manage a cross-functional team which may consist of senior level individual contributors.

+ Manage the decision-making process.

+ Is the final decision-maker for conflicts when in context of agreed upon project plan.

+ Creates a work environment that supports team effectiveness. Provides feedback to team members on performance

+ Assist with integration of common tools and techniques.

+ Interface with other disciplines, customers, internal clients, project staff and internal and external experts as required

+ Prepare and present written and oral reports and other presentations to internal and external audiences, including senior management. Adjusts presentation style and content to suit the audience.

+ Negotiate resources, both human and financial.

Expertise and Problem-Solving Duties:

+ Collaborate with multiple areas or multiple project managers on related projects or sub-projects.

+ Develop project specifications and objectives, strategies, timelines and milestones/design and development plan. Utilize project scheduling software to plan and track projects.

+ Identify resource requirements, cost, and time schedules. Develop an implementation plan, conduct risk assessments and develop contingency plans to accommodate unforeseen events.

+ Translate project goals into project tasks. Define the nature of the stated business or technical problem.

+ Develop alternatives to business problems. Assist management in selecting the specific action plans that will best meet the identified business issues.

Minimum Education and Experience:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline appropriate to the project.

+ PMP Certification or equivalent desired

+ Minimum 7 years of Project Management experience or equivalent as demonstrated by successful project work requiring effective leadership of cross-functional teams

+ Demonstrated technical skills and management judgment appropriate to the project. Demonstrated skills in project management tools and processes.

+ Experience in leading cross-functional teams (Clinical, Regulatory, Operations, R&D, etc.) to successfully achieve goals.

Preferred Experience, Education, etc.:

+ 10 years’ R&D Project Management experience from healthcare / medical industry (e.g. manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical products, or similar ).

+ Experience managing multiple, complex, large-scale projects with multi-year life cycle and effectively interacting with cross-functional teams.

+ Strong experience and proficiency with Microsoft Project and Excel.

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

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