Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.     

JOB DESCRIPTION:Manage 1 or more projects with high complexity.  Expedite, manage, and coordinate a multitude of interrelated activities within constraints of limited human and financial resources and changing priorities.  Complies with quality system. May be required to establish / manage project budget.

Develop project specifications and objectives, strategies, timelines and milestones/design and development plan. Utilize project scheduling software to plan and track projects.

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.

Develop alternatives to business problems.  Assist management in selecting the specific action plans that will best meet the identified business issues.

Anticipate long term future problems, resolve current issues, learn and adjust based on prior results and prior project leadership experience.

Assure that projects will effectively integrate with existing programs and strategies so that long and short term business goals are attained.

Recognize the broader implications of actions and proposals on the final project outcome, related systems and activities, and general business strategy.

Prepare and analyze project progress reports to keep management and team informed.  Identify problems, their resolution, trends, and their impact on project success; propose recommendations for management action.

Analyze data for true causes of problems.

Negotiate project outcomes and deliverables to meet the conflicting demands of time, money and deadlines.

Maintains project expenses within budget. 

Drive cross-functional teams to meet milestones and deliverables established in project planning and agreed upon with senior leadership

May function as the project contact with third party vendors.

Solicit the cooperation of a diverse group of disciplines and functions in a tactful and persuasive manner.

Job Accountability/Scope:

Accountable for total project scope; completion within budget constraints and scheduled completion date.

Accountable for the successful completion of project tasks under direct or matrix control.

Level loads work to ensure effective use of available resources.

Lead others in the completion of project tasks and sub projects

Manage a cross-functional team which may consist of senior level individual contributors.

Manage the decision-making process.

Is the final decision-maker for conflicts when in context of agreed upon project plan.

Creates a work environment that supports team effectiveness.  Provides feedback to team members on performance


Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to the project. 

7-10 years of experience.  Has successfully led at least two projects from beginning to end.   Demonstrated technical skills and management judgment appropriate to the project.  Demonstrated skills in project management tools and processes.

Coordinate input from multiple areas or multiple project managers on related projects or sub-projects.


JOB FAMILY:Project Management     

DIVISION:ADD Diagnostics        

LOCATION:United States Abbott Park : AP20 Floor-3     


WORK SHIFT:Standard     

TRAVEL:Yes, 5 % of the Time     


SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)     

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.     

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About the company

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Connect with us at, on Facebook at and, on Instagram @AbbottGlobal, and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott, to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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