Administrative Assistant II

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


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.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations – with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Working at Abbott:

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and your 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 the best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity:

Our Diagnostics business currently has an opportunity for the role of Administrative Assistant II for our Lake Forest, IL location. The primary function of this position is to provide advanced administrative support to one or more Divisional Vice Presidents and other managers/directors as assigned. May provide backup support to higher-level management as needed.

What You’ll Work On:

+ Responsibilities include all administrative functions of the department: answering phones, calendar management, scheduling travel, managing correspondence and scheduling couriers, processing expense reports, meeting/event planning, creating or modifying business documents, preparing presentations from source materials, handling teleconference and BlackBerry setups, acting as a liaison for remote access issues.

+ May include some support for tracking budget expenditures.

+ Coordinates and maintains departmental files, as assigned, in compliance with corporate and government regulations.

+ Follows purchasing and requisition procedures, Corporate Security and Privacy Rules, Corporate Branding Guidelines, and Copy Center procedures (if applicable).

+ Orders business cards and stationery.

+ Uses intermediate to advanced software skills to perform work assigned.

+ Uses and understands Microsoft Office Suite and other business-specific software, including the Corporate Travel Web site, and employee performance management systems (as applicable).

+ Coordinates new employee office set-ups and onboarding.

+ May train/coordinate work for new administrative assistants.

+ Consistently interacts with high-level executives.

+ Intermediate to advanced knowledge and understanding of business processes and requirements.

+ Frequently handles confidential or business-sensitive information.

+ Data is typically employee-level or one-dimensional.

+ Maintains and manages calendars, including meeting and travel scheduling and domestic and international travel arrangements.

+ Proactively identifies and resolves scheduling conflicts.

+ Primary point of contact for manager’s schedule.


Minimum Qualifications:

+ High School Diploma or equivalent.

+ 3+ years of administrative experience or equivalent.

+ Operates with general instruction and some supervision.

+ Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Visio or OrgPlus, and Lotus Notes or Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Some college preferred

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 growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. Connect with us at , on Facebook at , and Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $22.00 – $44.00 per hour. 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: JC260592778

Posted On: May 31, 2024

Updated On: Jun 15, 2024

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