Project Manager - Packaging

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Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

  • Responsible for managing projects with representation from all key functional areas. Effective, efficient management of project scope and deliverables to achieve growth and to deliver LRP to Abbott.
  • Projects may include market and line extensions, reformulations, new products, new mfg processes and new packages.
  • Responsible for managing medium to large-scale projects from beginning to end, with accountability for project execution.
  • Demonstrate stewardship and provide project leadership to meet Division strategies and business objectives (CJR)
  • Deliver project excellence by incorporating best practices in project management to meet and or exceed customer needs (CJR)
  • Identify process issues and recommend improvements to team members and management
  • Act as point of contact for project reporting & updates (CJR)
  • Provide support as required to Program or Portfolio Management (CJR)
  • Collaborate with team in establishing ground rules and chartering team.
  • Ensure project scope is clearly defined.
  • Develop and manage project plan to meet deliverables.
  • Facilitate completion of project documentation and recommend readiness management review
  • Participate in project assessments and communicate lessons learned.
  • Responsible for execution of scope change management and project close-out processes.
  • Provide cross-functional forecasting, tracking, reporting and oversight on project budget, expenditures and metrics
  • Facilitate project team members through the project management process; ensure team is working within project scope and addressing questions for next project review.
  • Create and deliver project review presentations.
  • Document project plan in Project Management (PM) software and maintain project documentation.
  • Manage cross-functional project timeline and follow-up with project team members to ensure timely completion of tasks.
  • Proactively identify and manage project opportunities/ issues/ risks.
  • Collaborate with representatives from appropriate functional areas across the division to meet project objectives.
  • Drive for results and timely decision-making.
  • Resolve project team conflicts.
  • Responsible for identifying critical project issues and risks, and timely communication to senior leadership


  • Bachelor Degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 3-5 yearsexperience.
  • Background in Packaging and/or technical knowledge of packaging commodities is a plus
  • Strong integration skills; ability to coordinate all aspects of a project
  • Strong planning and execution skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating and influencing cross-functionally
  • Ability to manage, communicate and coordinate the project management phases of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing.


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
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • 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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