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Sr Project Manager
Waukegan, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on August 14, 2022
Job Id #57946 Posted July 27, 2022


  • The IT Project Manager will be responsible for planning, leading, and coordinating activities of technology projects to ensure that project goals are accomplished by performing all project management duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.
  • The role holder will keep management, clients and other stakeholders informed of project status and related issues.
  • The role holder will link the Abbott business mission, strategy, systems and processes to its IT strategy, and document this using multiple architectural models or views that show how the current and future needs of Abbott will be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner.
Project Information:
  • Manage projects related to migration of Back Office Applications to new ERP system (CATAPULT Wave 2)


  • Consult with stakeholders, senior management and business leaders and key staff members across the global Abbott business to collect project requirements.
  • Review project proposals to determine goals, time frame, and procedures for accomplishing project, and allotment of resources.
  • Develop project plans specifying goals, strategy, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources.
  • Conduct business analysis research to formulate and define technical scope and objectives of projects.
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks.
  • Act as point of contact between business personnel and IT delivery staff; PM is the key liaison between delivery personnel and project owners.
  • Lead and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and answer questions related to project detail and deliverables.
  • Adhere to the project governance framework for project reporting and documentation.
  • Drive project delivery to meet the agreed scope covering time, quality and budget.
  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel, modify schedules and plan as required.
  • Prepare project status reports and keep management, clients, and others informed of project status and related issues.
  • Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems.
  • Coordinate and respond to requests for changes from original specifications.
  • Monitor project results against technical specifications.
  • Develop and maintain technical and project documentation.
  • Apply technical knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals.
  • Effective record management through documenting meetings, action items and quarterly objectives
  • Works proactively and uses own initiative to ensure business needs are met effectively
  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of applicable Quality Processes as per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
  • Responsibility to understand and maintain awareness of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

Education And Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field from an accredited college/university or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage simultaneous projects in a complex environment
  • Knowledge of IT governance and operations.
  • Experience of operating effectively in a project management function in a culturally diverse business environment.
  • Able to work in a dual reporting matrix environment.


  • Experience of operating effectively in a project management function in a culturally diverse business environment.
  • Strong project management and planning skills, able to manage simultaneous projects in a complex environment, effectively create and manage project teams, and develop and maintain productive project team environments.
  • Ability to write concise, informative and compelling documentation.
  • Strong customer service orientation, able to understand and meet the needs of a diverse client base in a positive and professional manner.
  • Proactive and result-oriented, with proven ability to priorities and organize a challenging workload, adapting to fit the changing needs of the business
  • Effective communicator with highly developed verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to explain complex, technical issues in a way that non-technical people can understand.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, with strong collaboration, facilitation and negotiation abilities.
  • Systems thinking - the ability to see how parts interact with the whole (big picture thinking)
  • Knowledge of and ability to ensure adherence to project/solution related compliance requirement.
  • Comfortable with conflict – willingness to challenge ‘conventional thinking’
  • Proficient in delivering presentations and workshops, able to engage and motivate diverse audiences.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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