Project Manager - Division Engineering

at Abbott in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Project Manager -Division Engineering

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

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’ll 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 ( student debt program and FreeU ( 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 works out of our Lake Forest, IL location in the Core Diagnostics Division. Our diagnostic solutions are used in hospitals, laboratories, and clinics around the globe. The crucial information derived from our tests, instruments and informatics systems are often the first step in patient care decision making for hundreds of health conditions from heart attacks to blood disorders to infectious diseases and cancers.

The Project Manager - Division Engineering manages the development and implementation process of company’s products and services, involving departmental or cross-functional teams, in support of the delivery of new or existing products, and leveraging scientific knowledge and strength in ISO requirements.

What You’ll Work On

+ Develop, lead & manage Division Engineering product and process projects as assigned.

+ Draw on scientific knowledge & experience supporting initiatives based on product and manufacturing process requirements.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. Define the business results expected from a project. Is responsible for making recommendations for achieving those results: where results may be in terms of compliance with Design Control and/or Change Control policies, quality, time, scope, and cost. Manage large complex projects, or several smaller projects of low or moderate complexity.

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to the project environment or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Degree in a technical or scientific discipline or equivalent experience relevant to the project arena preferred.

+ Minimum of 5 years project management experience (or equivalent) with at least 3 years’ experience leading projects involving the application of general business principles.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in scientific field (engineering, biology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, medical technology); Advanced degree

+ Demonstrated success in leading complex projects, PMP certification desired, experience with Microsoft Project

+ Experience working in an FDA regulated industry

+ Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt; Lean experience

+ Technical, packaging design, process & product design change management, manufacturing, quality, and or operations experience, in a health care/medical company considered a plus.

+ Demonstrated ability to work in a large/complex company environment

+ Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics

  • 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: (

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.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Job Posting: JC236811176

Posted On: Mar 23, 2023

Updated On: Jun 05, 2023

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