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Abbott Senior Project Manager Global Innovation, PPMO - Nutrition - Columbus, OH in Columbus, Ohio

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Senior Project Manager Global Innovation, PPMO

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.

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

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’ll also have access to:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs, Medical Benefits start day 1

  • Vacation – 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr. is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays

  • Company Paid Pension Plan

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

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

  • A company that is 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 stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Columbus, OH location in the Nutrition Division .


Primary Function:

  • Responsible for managing multiple new product innovation or supply chain projects, both domestic and international, from beginning to end, with accountability for project execution. Projects will include line extensions, reformulations, new products, new manufacturing processes and new packages

  • Disciplined Project Management: Deliver Project Excellence by incorporating best practices into project management to meet and/or exceed customer needs across the Project Management Process Groups:

  • Initiate projects and assure clear scope and success criteria.

  • Plan projects by establishing timelines & budgets. Identify opportunities to improve project planning and forecast accuracy.

  • Execute the project plan by facilitating meetings and managing resources (FTEs & costs) and deliverables. Identify and address synergies and/or conflicts across multiple projects.

  • Monitor and Control through reports & updates, managing risk, and effectively using systems.

  • Close projects by conducting lessons learned sessions and completing closeout documentation. Identify trends across projects and propose systematic changes for broader application of lessons learned.

  • Coach/guide/lead other PMs to elevate their level of performance in the above areas.

  • Effective Stakeholder Management including identifying stakeholders and providing clear and consistent communication, both oral and written to all project stakeholders on key project elements such as scope, timeline, issues, etc

  • This position will work with limited supervision; is accountable for all project deliverables


  • Participate in project assessments and ensure project scope and success criteria are clearly outlined

  • Establish clear priorities among project activities, and develop and manage project plans to meet deliverables

  • Manage cross-functional project timeline and follow-up with project team members to ensure timely completion of tasks

  • Provide cross-functional forecasting, tracking, reporting and oversight on project budget and expenditures.

  • Maintain documentation and provide data management for project deliverables; identify communication plans for knowledge sharing across functional areas and project teams

  • Proactively identify changes in project scope and assure appropriate measures are taken to reassess and amend requirements, budget and timeline

  • Manage project plan in Project Management (PM) software through lifecycle and maintain resource and financial allocations. Maintain documentation, provide data management, and conduct lessons learned at appropriate project phases

  • Work directly with functional area managers to resolve issues that impact completion of project objectives; determine when to escalate issues to appropriate levels of management

  • Create and deliver program review presentations to senior leadership


Required :

  • Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent experience plus demonstrated competence in project management. PMP certification desirable

  • 3-5 years’ experience in project leadership roles

  • Critical thinking/problem-solving skills method

  • Extensive knowledge of and competency in project management methodology and processes, including planning tasks and allocating resources, risk management, working in teams, issues management, monitoring and reporting, and documentation


  • Strong written and presentation skills; ability to communicate effectively with senior management

  • Ability to negotiate consensus among diverse groups and influence the activities of others not in own reporting structure

  • Personal integrity and courage to escalate issues about the project and to advocate for responsible solutions to management

  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change

  • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings

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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.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: (

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $90,700.00 – $181,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email