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TPM Project Manager III



Full Time

On Site


Austin, Texas, United States

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.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and 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 [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] 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 a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

The Operational Excellence Project Manager has overall responsibility for the development and sustainability of work streams within the site. They are responsible for leading and driving the principle-based behaviors within the plant which include creating value for our business and customers, accountability and ownership at all levels, integration and inclusiveness (within plant and outside of plant), focusing on the process, embracing data & facts, right first-time culture, leading by example and respect for all.

The Operational Excellence Project Manager will be responsible for the identification, management, and execution of projects within the plant which will deliver year-over-year improvements. They will be a catalyst within the plant to appropriately, and respectfully, challenge status quo which will continually drive improvements via best practice replication (learning from within the network and externally), creative and innovative solutions, alignment of goals and objectives and resource planning to deliver results. This is a full-time, on-site position in our Austin, Texas site.

What you’ll work on

  • Lead and implement key strategic projects that will significantly improve margin and drive business outcomes for the site. - Develops an implementation plan, conducts risk assessments, estimates and verifies financial benefits and develops contingency plans to accommodate unforeseen events. - Recognizes and removes barriers to project completion. Recognizes the broader implications of actions and proposals on the overall business.
  • Owns, communicates, educates and facilitates the site Continuous Improvement (CI) Projects/Objectives: - Mentor/train key stakeholders in the use and practice of continuous improvement methodologies and tools. (Lean, value stream mapping, six-sigma, Kaizen, Focused Problem Solving). - Assist in selecting, scoping, prioritizing, and executing CI projects - Estimate and verify financial benefits of CI projects - Acts as the change agent by helping employees learn, understand, adjust and grow within the continuous improvement culture
  • Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees.
  • Thinks strategically to anticipate future issues and challenges and create appropriate plans now, using proactive approaches.
  • Prepares project plans, schedules and budgets by using project management tools such as Microsoft Project and by working with appropriate staff to understand tasks necessary to complete project.
  • Directs project execution by assigning tasks, tracking project schedules, identifying risks, and developing and executing contingency plans.
  • Communicates project status by preparing standard status reports, and by participating in departmental and customer project status update meetings.
  • Resolves project issues by working with team members, project customers, and others as appropriate.
  • Consults with internal project groups by sharing project management knowledge and assisting or mentoring more junior project leaders in project management processes and techniques.
  • Participates in external project management organizations, conferences and seminars to keep current with industry best practices in project management by joining professional associations and implementing a professional development plan with focus on project management.
  • Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends.
  • Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.
  • Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.
  • Leads a project team. Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Exercises judgment independently and manages the team through influence to achieve project objectives.
  • Provides technical leadership to business units.
  • Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones.
  • Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments. Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.
  • Demonstrates analytical capability to find systemic issues to root cause, and create actions plans to mitigate, close and/or eliminate.
  • Drives the change management necessary to implement effective programs.
  • Lead both direct employees and indirect teams of employees. (Solicit the cooperation of a diverse group of disciplines and functions in a tactful and persuasive manner. Organize and lead cross functional teams and align team members to management's vision.)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business, Operations, Science, or related field.
  • Minimum 7 years in related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of a particular technological field. Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Is recognized as an expert in work group and across functions. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.
  • Demonstrated success in applying Continuous Improvement / OpEx tools.
  • Experience in manufacturing operations, business improvement, quality systems and/or other areas related to project management.
  • Operations management and knowledge of cost accounting/financial reporting systems. Good functional computer skills (Microsoft Office programs, Excel, Visio, Minitab etc.) is required
  • Knowledge of applicable standards for a regulated environment, preferred
  • Willingness to travel (to facilitate personal development and support of other sites)
  • Adaptable to change, able to manage competing priorities, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, proven project and people management capabilities.
  • The ability to make critical decisions in a fast-paced production environment

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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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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