Project Manager

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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.

Our Central Financial Services Organization has an opportunity for a Project Manager to join our team in

Lake Bluff, Illinois. This position plays a key role in successfully implementing assigned Corporate Financial Services (CFS) Projects, while actively engaging with CFS leadership. This role will focus on managing allocated global projects within the CFS Portfolio, with a particular focus on Masterdata related initiatives, under the direction of CFS Operations leaders and CFS PMO leadership. Will provide ongoing Portfolio support to CFS Global Portfolio, Process & Compliance function, as part of the CFS Portfolio Planning and delivery cycles.

What You Will Do:
  • Be highly collaborative through engaging executive, divisional, area and regional leaderships to in delivering initiatives to assure a collaborative and consistent approach
  • Be able to manage and influence core & extended teams, independently - with limited direction from Portfolio Manager and Project Sponsors
  • Develop processes and tools as required to enable execution and provide the necessary steps to ensure the deployment of the project success.
  • Develop budget, resource and operating plans for assigned projects
  • Prepare project funding proposals with a maximized Return on Investment
  • Provide on-going updates to key leaders in CFS and other support groups including the Project Steering Committee, CFS OCM, Program management team, and functional leadership as required
  • Organize and monitor inter-connected projects
  • Identify priorities\schedules relative to each project and ensure deliverables are achieved
  • Lead and support project team members.
  • Escalate potential challenges or project risks to the PMO & Project Sponsors on a timely basis. Manages risk identification and mitigation strategies. Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved
  • Meet regularly with the PMO and GPO teams to review and make critical decisions and ensure project content and deliverables are meeting program objectives
  • Manage project costs: manage costs in line with project plan. Ensure actual costs reported correctly each month and provide cost updates for RLBE.
  • Develop the project plan, milestones, deliverables and budget.
  • Communicate the project methodology to stakeholders and team members
  • Manage stakeholder interactions (Project Team, HR, Organizational Change Leads, Process Owners, Business stakeholders, Third Party Service Provider, IT etc.) to ensure project milestones achieved
  • Manage project scope and provide clarification on the project expectations to ensure alignment with business case.
  • Understand and support the identification of Technology solutions and engage with IT to ensure project success.
  • Develops and manages risk assessments and contingency plans
  • Creates and maintains tailored communication across the projects and ensure timely issues resolution and escalation plans. Ensuring a constant communication with all members of the Project team and stakeholders
  • Ensure appropriate change management discipline for allocated projects working with CFS OCM

Portfolio Support
  • Support the maintenance and evolution of the formal Governance process for the annual CFS Portfolio cycles which drives accountability and decision making and actively engages with CFS & BTS leadership to support the development of the Corporate Finance Services Roadmap, including:
    • Coordinating monthly PMO process meetings, partnering with Project leads in ensuring that project objectives and business outcomes are met
    • Gaining approval on the annual Portfolio Roadmap and project methodologies to deliver the portfolio, including having resource plans in place
    • Creating and communicating a Monthly Governance Cycle on how each project is governed and reporting / meeting cadence
    • Support CFS leadership with ongoing Executive Reporting and other initiatives as required as part of a maturing organization

Education and Experience You Will Bring:

  • Candidate must be an experienced finance professional having with 5 years
    + finance experience (ideally with experience in Finance related Project and Program Management)
  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in business or related field.
  • Experienced in a Multinational environment
  • PM qualified or working towards a qualification; Ideally Green belt certified.
  • 2+ Years of experience leading cross functional team
  • Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and changemanagement principles
  • Global Finance Operations / Shared Service Operations experience & Good understanding of key business and finance processes (Master data management, Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash) is essential
  • Experience in Masterdata management & with working with Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) an advantage
  • Good knowledge of ERP systems desirable

Essential Skills and Abilities:
  • Skilled communicator with an ability to obtain consensus, lead and influence change at a senior level.
  • Ability to work autonomously and proactively in a challenging, fast-paced environment with limited supervision
  • Ability to drive project achievement and deliverables through positive influence and engagement of all involved stakeholders with limited direction
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to lead virtual teams / team members

What We Offer

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

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