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Project Manager, Commercial Excellence-Diabetes Care Division

Abbott Laboratries Inc
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

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.


Status: Regular, Full Time


Position Overview:


The Project Manager is the centre of excellence to lead cross functional projects while ensuring strategic alignment for each project.  The Project Manager will manage the full life cycle of each project to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects using a governance structure and applying project management methodologies, standards and tools.  The Project Manager will also establish a Project Management Office that will centrally track project status and direction to set, maintain, and ensure best practices and standards for project management across the organization. Projects include product launch and projects that align with strategic objectives.


As a change management practitioner, the Project Manager will also be responsible to define and deliver objectives that go beyond incremental change to rethink business and operating models and drive growth.




Project Management & Governance

  • For each project, develop a project charter to include project governance, scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility and strategic alignment
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks. Minimize exposure and risk on projects through early identification and by providing thoughtful and timely recommendations for risk management
  • Apply a governance structure to ensure timely project status reporting to leadership, and ensure key stakeholders are informed throughout all phases of the project
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Ensure compliance to regulatory, quality, ethics, and legal for all projects
  • Establish and facilitate regular project team meetings


Project Tracking & Monitoring

  • Coordinate the overall planning, execution and delivery of projects throughout all phases
  • Manage accountability, track project status, manage and escalate project issues and risks as appropriate
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Build work breakdown plans with cross functional team members and track task delivery
  • Effectively apply methodology and enforce project standards
  • Interface with executives to define project priorities and implementation opportunities and challenges and keep them up-to-date with project risks and opportunities.


Change Management & Process Improvement

  • Initiate, design, lead, and implement changes to align with strategic objectives and establish new structures and workstreams that ensure sustainable, repeatable outcomes.
  • Recognize the need to change, identify, and engage change champions, promote and build commitment for change
  • Champion and lead change using change management methodologies
  • Ensure change handover/ knowledge transfer between work streams
  • Effectively develop and implement a communication plan around change to pro actively manage and inform the journey to change


Project Management Office

  • Introduce best practices and standardized project management tools to establish a Project Management Office that supports the business to develop a disciplined approach to projects
  • Be a Project Manager subject matter expert to nurture project management practitioners and share knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Introduce a methodology to centrally track and monitor status of multiple projects


Project Strategy

  • Engage cross functional team members and a Leadership team, as appropriate, to build business plans for projects and ensure strategic alignment
  • Understand and direct the entirety of the project to align with the strategy
  • Demonstrates an understanding of overall project goals and how results/deliverables impact the larger business organization


Team Leadership

  • Establish the project organization structure in line with project objectives.
  • Build and lead effective cross functional project teams
  • Responsible for coordinating project execution across project teams by facilitating frequent cross functional touch points


Knowledge Sharing & Documentation

  • Prioritize key activities within the business while managing stakeholder expectations
  • Develop and update detailed project plans, schedules and associated communications documents
  • Create, maintain and communicate project risk and issue logs
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress


Required Education and Experience:

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Science (Life or Applied) or related field. MBA is an asset
  • 5-8+ years of project management experience, with experience managing large cross-functional teams
  • 3-5+ years of change management experience
  • 2+ years in a Project Management Office environment would be an asset
  • 2+ years of performance improvement experience
  • 3+ years in a regulated industry such as pharmaceutical, medical device, finance, or other regulated environment
  • Certification in PMP, Change Management, or Performance Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma) is an asset


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Project management
  • Organization
  • Project governance
  • Team leadership


One Team

  • Ability to lead the efforts of large cross-functional teams in a matrix environment as one team
  • Mobilize people and teams, organizations and partners in developing goals, executing plans and delivering results
  • Actively collaborate and lead by example
  • Highly developed and demonstrated teamwork skills
  • Significant leadership skills and track record of driving projects and programs (eg multi-site, supply chain end-to-end) to successful completion, even when operating in matrix organizations, with different support groups with potentially conflicting objectives


Anticipatory Problem Solving

  • Anticipate what could happen in business environments and plan for risks



  • Innovates through analysis of issues and trends and how these link to responsibilities, capabilities and potential of the organization
  • Develop well-informed advice, strategies and ideas that are sensitive to the various needs of the multiple stakeholders and partners


Initiative & Self Starter

  • Seize the opportunity to enhance performance and advance horizontal/vertical goals
  • Attend to imminent issues while maintaining an awareness of emerging opportunities
  • Seize opportunities to enhance organizational performance/advancing organizational goals
  • Address future opportunities



  • Presentation skills
  • Facilitation and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to resolve conflicts and develop win-win relationships with other organizations
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues, senior management and partners
  • Able to adapt work priorities in response to complex or changing environment
  • Ability to lead in a fast paced, changing environment with shifting priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communicator who develops effective communication strategies to manage change
  • Ideal candidate will possess experience with new product launch process
  • Proven track record in applied Project Management
  • Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations
  • Ability to work effectively with ambiguity
  • Effective facilitator


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Salary Details

to be determined


Posted: 2021-06-03 Expires: 2021-07-18

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