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Job: Senior Director Program Management Office (PMO)
Operations, Production & Supply Chain, Strategy role
Full Time Job
Posted on: January 15, 2020
Locations: USA (New Jersey)
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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.


Leads an organization and cross-functional teams responsible for defining, planning, tracking, and successfully executing APOC’s essential product development and business strategy programs to achieve the Division’s goals.
• Overall accountability for program definition and execution, establishing a culture of and processes to establish and manage milestones, identify and mitigate risk, and ensure transparency throughout the programs.
• Integrates inputs across functions (global strategic marketing, R&D, manufacturing, regulatory) to ensure a comprehensive, integrated program strategy that delivers outcomes of strategic importance to the business.
• Translates strategies into program/project plans, including timelines, budgets, and resource requirements, and continually tracks progress against those plans.
• Defines and develops appropriate infrastructure and capability for the PMO function in terms of organizational design, skills and roles, and program management processes.
• Leads a team of program managers who manage activities across numerous functions to meet the objectives of a given program including scope, resources, budget, and schedule.
• Ensures that the cross functional members work as a “team” focused on divisional goals, identified and manages program and solution interdependencies.
• Establishes proactive, transparent, and effective communications cadence to ensure timely dissemination of information with the senior leadership team, program/project teams, and matrix stakeholders


• 10+ years’ experience managing cross-functional teams in the medical devices or IVD industry (IVD preferred).
• 8+ years’ experience managing cross-functional drug or device development teams, including experience managing clinical trial and regulatory aspects of these programs. Track record of delivering complex programs on time, within budget, and aligned to performance commitments.
• Deep knowledge of the drug/device development process, regulations, and regulatory requirements, and technical counterparts (e.g., Global Strategic Marketing, R&D, RA, QA, Operations) required for success.
• Demonstrated experience building and directly managing program management talent.
• Adept at clearly defining objectives and priorities, establishing appropriate milestones, and leading cross-functional teams to meet and exceed goals, even under adverse circumstances.
• Exceptional project management skills, with proven ability to clearly define objectives and priorities, establish milestones, anticipate and mitigate risks, lead cross-functional teams to meet and exceed goals in a dynamic environment, while maintaining strong attention to detail and quick recall.
• Experienced managing with ambiguity; demonstrated ability to take ownership of problems, exercise sound judgment and independently determine appropriate course of action where precedent may not exist.
• An approachable and credible communication style, with exceptional verbal and written communication skills; to keep all levels of the organization informed, engaged and motivated.
• Skilled change agent with experience aligning a geographically-dispersed team around a vision and strategy and creating a sense of urgency to execute the strategy and deliver on commitments.
• Intellectual agility - able to pivot based on shifting priorities and balance multiple projects seamlessly in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent collaboration skills – able to navigate complex matrix within the Division and the broader Abbott organization to ensure alignment of priorities and partnership throughout program execution.

• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific field is required. MBA is desired.
• PMP certification, or other formal training through the PMI, is

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