1+ months

IT Senior Program Manager

Green Oaks, IL 60048

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The Sr Manager SAP Programs will execute, manage, and coordinate a multitude of inter-related IT project activities globally (enterprise wide IT - US based and International affiliates) within the constraints of human and financial resources and changing priorities to ensure the successful completion of projects.  Position will work directly with Strategic Business and Executive IT management to execute various programs and projects.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead medium and large SAP projects, executing on time and on budget all approved deliverables
  • Coordinate project resources to ensure program and business needs are addressed through proactive priority management with business leaders.
  • Adhere to Abbott’s formal SLC process
  • Measure performance to assure projects are progressing as compared to original plan and budget.
  • Assess degree to which changes to scope, issues and risks will affect projects by partnering with the division, group or senior executive management and sponsor, to gain agreement for resolution.
  • Communicate project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to Executive Management, IT Sr Management, the business sponsors, and the project team.
  • Maintain compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Develop a project plan, ensuring that authorized resources are obtained to make certain that all activities are performed. Gather lessons learned and obtain final project approval from sponsor and stakeholders.

    Position Accountability / Scope:

    • Position has enterprise-wide IT and US / International scope. Works with Senior level business and IT management leaders to influence outcomes in support of strategic IT delivery projects.

      Minimum Education:

      Bachelors degree in Business, Computer science or related discipline required. MBA preferred.

      Minimum Experience / Training Required:

      • At least 10 years experience in project management, business systems analysis, software development or deployment, with a minimum of 7 years managing projects.

        Key competencies include:

        • project management mastery
        • time management
        • enterprise thinking with ability to build credibility within the organization
        • expertise in development and implementation of procedures and in-process metrics
        • knowledge of Life Sciences business, preferably in IT & International
        • strong interpersonal skills (i.e. communication adaptability, meeting facilitation, negotiation, mediation, conflict management)
        • ability to successfully adapt to changing requirements
        • ability to operate under ambiguity
        • strong writing, problem solving and creative thinking skills
        • ability to work effectively with conceptual structures, outlines and models

          The Sr Manager SAP Programs is expected to have the proven experience and knowledge needed to ensure the successful leadership of Abbott employees across multiple locations, as well as independent contractors and strategic sourced consulting services across multiple projects.  This requires the capability to oversee highly diverse activities, multiple stakeholder groups, significant scope, schedule and resources.  Sr IT Managers are responsible for the most complex combination of Abbott Business Solutions and Services (BSS) and delivery integration and demonstrate an expert understanding of the appropriate methodology, tools and skills to be used.  This position requires the skills needed to test hypotheses and conclusions leading to the development of innovative approaches, methodology, planning and deliverable standards in a manner that supports and reinforces high quality, effective and efficient delivery of the program. Sr Manager SAP Programs is expected to have:

          • Strong project management skills and have responsibility and accountability for formal program level management
          • 10+ years of project delivery experience
          • Advanced expertise in several integrated business processes across multiple major business functions primarily in areas of scope aligned with their assigned program responsibilities
          • Advanced expertise in multiple SAP system modules within the functional area of expertise (OTC, SCM, RTR, or PTP)
          • High knowledge and experience in integration of SAP with non-SAP systems, both internal and off-the-shelf software
          • Experience with S/4 HANA implementations and initiatives
          • Knowledge of SAP’s latest technologies, such as Fiori, Lumira, Leonardo, etc.
          • Experience in resolving complex business, system, change management and program delivery challenges
          • Experience in project management of projects and large matrix teams responsible for scope, schedule, quality, resource management, stakeholder management, etc.
          • Strong experience in facilitating resolution of cross-team integrated topics
          • Strong expertise in project delivery methods, tools and templates

            Working in a matrixed environment, the Sr Manager SAP Programs partners with and oversees diverse yet complementary leadership groups: 

            Project Managers.  Project Managers are expected to have the proven experience and knowledge needed to ensure the successful delivery of consulting services of an individual “major” project.  This requires the capability to oversee the large and complex combination of services and delivery integration within their area of expertise and to demonstrate an expert understanding of the appropriate project methodology, tools and skills to be used. Team/Thread Leads.  Leads have demonstrated leadership on medium, complex projects, larger, less-complex projects and major phases of very large projects.  Team Leads facilitate and guide requirements gathering, analysis, development of hypotheses/conclusions, production of final reports, stakeholder and executive presentations, oversee solution delivery and quality assurance
            Job Family: IT Services & Solutions Delivery
            Division: GIS Global Information Services
            Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
            Medical Surveillance: No
            Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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