• Senior Functional Project Manager, Corporate Financial Services

    Abbott North Chicago, IL 60064

    Job #2425601780

  • 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 113,000 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 will have access to:

    Career development with a global company where you can grow the career of your dreams.

    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; our affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.

    A company named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune Magazine and recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world. A company 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

    Based in our corporate headquarters in Abbott Park, IL we have an opportunity for a Senior Functional Project Manager, Corporate Financial Services. This role will be responsible for:

    • PMO Support: Provide CFS program support as part of the Project Management Office that has been established for strategic initiatives led by CFS/SSO; support other projects & initiatives as allocated from CFS/SSO Leadership

    • Project Manager: Perform a Project Manager role for complex enterprise projects under the direction of the CFS/SSO Leadership

    What You Will Work On:

    • Support the development and implementation of a formal Governance process required to execute Corporate Finance Services' Roadmap

    • Mobilize meeting cadence and partner with other project leads to ensure that project objectives and business outcomes are met

    • Communicate and manage the governance process for CFS workstreams within the allocated project

    • Support Program leadership with ongoing Executive Reporting and other initiatives as required as part of CFS Roadmap and other Strategic Initiatives

    • Partner with GPO, BTS and other functions to achieve the above

    • Project Manager for allocated Projects:

    • Lead assigned projects collaboratively while actively engaging with CFS and other leadership

    • Be able to manage and influence core & extended teams

    • Develop processes and tools as required to enable execution and provide the necessary steps to ensure the deployment of the project success.

    • Develop the project plan, milestones, deliverables, and budget (as required).

    • Communicate the project methodology to stakeholders and team members

    • Identify priorities\schedules relative to each project and ensure deliverables are achieved

    • Manage stakeholder interactions (Project Team, HR, Organizational Change Leads, Process Owners, Business stakeholders, Third Party Service Provider, IT etc.) to ensure project milestones achieved

    • Meet regularly with the PMO and GPO teams to review and make critical decisions to achieve program objectives. Meet regularly with project team to control deadlines, budgets, and activities

    • Proactively identify and escalate potential challenges or project risks to the PMO on a timely basis. Manages risk identification and mitigations. Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved

    • Provide on-going updates to key leaders in CFS, Divisions and other stakeholders including the Project Steering Committee, Program management team, and functional leadership as required

    • Lead and support project team members. Coaches and develops team member and ensures continuing development of their skills.

    • Ensure appropriate change management discipline for allocated projects

    • Produce accurate and timely reporting of project status

    • Track project achievements against objectives

    Required Qualifications:

    • Candidate must be an experienced finance professional having at least 7 years finance experience (with at least 3 years within Finance related Project and Program Management) or an experienced Project Manager with 10 years+ of relevant experience

    • Experienced in a Multinational environment

    • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in business or related field.

    • Good understanding of key business and finance processes (Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, local statutory accounting and tax compliance etc.) is essential

    • Strong experience delivering projects

    • Professional PM qualification desirable

    • Knowledge of the software implementation lifecycle for ERP and data processing systems desirable

    Essential Skills and Abilities:

    • Skilled communicator with an ability to obtain consensus, lead and influence change

    • Strong executive presentation skills and the ability to synthesize complex concepts to support executive decision making

    • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated problem solving skills. Proven ability to easily identify trends, troubleshoot, document, escalate, track, and resolve issues.

    • Ability to work autonomously in a challenging, fast-paced environment

    • Ability to drive project achievement and deliverables through positive influence and engagement of all involved stakeholders

    • Excellent problem-solving ability

    • Outstanding organizational skills

    • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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    • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

    We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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