Senior Project Manager

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.

Sr. Project Manager

Lake Forest, IL

About Abbott

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.


Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. Responsible for defining the business results expected from projects within the operations function. The Senior Project Manager is the single person responsible and accountable for achieving those results; where results are expressed in terms of compliance with Design Control and/or Change Control policies, quality, time, scope and cost. Manages complex large projects, or several smaller projects of low or moderate complexity. A project is a set of interrelated tasks that culminates in clearly defined business results.


-Leads the team through the translation of management and customer needs into project goals. Identify resource requirements, cost and time schedules for all Projects.

-Develop an implementation plan, conduct risk assessments, and develop and implement contingency plans to allow for and accommodate unforeseen events and changes in strategy.

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

-Maintain compliance with regulatory agencies, quality system, ethics policy, and project goals.

-Accountable for the successful completion of project tasks on time and within budget. Accountable for managing resources (direct and matrix) assigned to project regarding project tasks. Includes mentoring and providing feedback within a team.

-Assure project requirements are met. (i.e.Compliance, Design Control, etc.) Establishes and manages team charter including project timeline. Manage the decision making process.

-Participate in identifying project funding needs.

-May function as the project contact with third party vendors. 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. Interact with senior level management to present significant Program strategies.

-Interprets Results / Recommends Options: Determine if results match requirements. Ensures that the necessary documentation is in place to meet quality and regulatory requirements.

-Draws Inferences: Assimilates disparate information from multiple sources, analyzes for trends, adjusts results and draws inferences. Resolves disparate information.

-Integrates Issues: Synthesizes and underlying causes to make judgments; recognizes the impact and interconnections in the organization and/or system, develops and recommends alternatives that support project strategies. Ensures that consistency is maintained across project.

-Creates Project Charter: Establishes project scope by creating charter, which includes “Done” for the project, assumptions, necessary conditions and preliminary project risks.

-Creates Project Plan: Plans how the project timeline will be created. Develops appropriately detailed, cross-functional, realistic, and challenging timeline that include resource requirements and buffers. As information becomes available, updates project risks in charter and, as appropriate, includes this work in the project plan.

-Adjusts Project Plan: Works with cross-functional groups to ensure that buffers are managed appropriately. Adjust project plan when appropriate and reflects these changes in the timeline. Creates contingency plans, reflects this work in the timeline, and acts on them to ensure project quality and delivery are achieved. Provides updates to management as plans change.

-Executes Project Plans: Executes project plans to meet project goals; incorporates technical, resource, and regulatory requirements into project plans.

-Continuously Improves: Recommends innovative ways to improve performance, quality and enhance profitability on an ongoing basis; modifies work processes and procedures in line with current Division quality and regulatory requirements. Works with cross-functional team to resolve resource conflicts, allocations.

-Allocates Resources: Appropriately prioritizes tasks and allocates resources to achieve desired outcomes.

-Manages Change: Evaluates the impact of project changes and adjusts implementation activities to meet revised. Clearly communicates any changes and the impact to original plan within the project.

-Drives for Results: Identifies organizational barriers to achieving results and elevates to management.



Bachelors Degree (± 16 years)

In a discipline appropriate to the project environment.

an equivalent combination of education and work experience


Minimum 5 years

Relevant experience, one year of which must be in leadership/project management roles.

Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.

Assure that Design Control and compliance requirements are met.

Establishes and manages team charter including project goals and incentive plans.

Manage the decision making process. Participate in identifying project funding needs.

Negotiate with resource managers to resolve any resource limitations that cannot be resolved by the team. Participate on division-initiatives to identify process improvements to accelerate projects.


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:

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.

The base pay for this position is $102,700.00 – $205,300.00. 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

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Job Posting: JC252124609

Posted On: Dec 07, 2023

Updated On: Dec 11, 2023

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