Project Manager

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott Diagnostics

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Abbott Park (Waukegan), Illinois currently has an opportunity for a Project Manager.


This Project Manager role will be responsible for R&D projects with moderate complexity. The role is responsible for managing projects from early concept through late stage development, regulatory submissons / approval and launch. The role requires creating, maintaining and managing project schedules, managing large cross-functional teams, and project budgets.

Main responsibilities include:
  • Collaborate with multiple areas or multiple project managers on related projects.
  • Develop project objectives, strategies, timelines, and milestones. Utilize project scheduling software to plan and track projects. Develop design and development plan.
  • 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.
  • Resolve current issues, learn and adjust based on prior results.
  • Recognize the broader implications of actions and proposals on the final project outcome.
  • Prepare and present project progress reports to keep management and team informed. Identify problems and work to resolve them.
  • Analyze data for root causes of problems.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project management.
  • MS Project experience required

  • Science/Engineering background preferred, however other subject areas will be considered
  • Recognized technical skills and judgment appropriate to the project discipline.
  • Basic working knowledge of project management tools and processes, including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Prior project management experience


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Include for Manufacturing roles only)
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature controlled (Include for Manufacturing roles only)
  • 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

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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.

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