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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 position of Operations Program Manager is within our Infectious
Disease Emerging Markets (IDEM) business unit located at Ballybrit Galway,
Ireland. The Operations
Program Manager will work with global corporate and manufacturing functions
based in the US, Europe and Asia. In order to interact with sites on different
time zones occasional out of hours working required.
The Operations Program Manager will oversee the end-to-end program
management of strategic Operations projects, from ideation through implementation
and benefit realization. This includes coordination, organization, direction
and implementation of multiple projects aligned with ADRx division strategic
vision. The scope of the role includes new product launch, Operations capacity
expansion and ramp, network optimization, product standardization and
implementation of best in class project management systems to enable
step-change margin improvement. The primary responsibility of this role is to
ensure that the program delivers results within the specified tolerances of
time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits.
**Responsibilities and Duties**
+ Responsible for programdefinition and execution; developing the strategy and vision of the OperationalExcellence program over the next 3-5 years, in collaboration with the broader Operationsorganization.
+ Translatingstrategies into program/project plans; including scope management, stakeholder management,deliverables (KPIs), schedule, budget management, risk management and resourcerequirements.
+ Acts as global leaderfor cross-functional project teams; identifies and leads the Project Teams,owns the Project Plans (Gantts), leads and coordinates execution of allactivities required for change implementation.
+ Creating/maintaining the projectdocumentation that will be used throughout the change lifecycle ensuring changeis controlled and aligned with corporate strategy and business objectives.
+ Prioritizing work andresources to best meet IDEM priorities and financial targets (includingCIP/PPV/Unit Cost Glides), resolving issues and initiating corrective actionsas appropriate for delivery of program.
+ Developing/managing programgovernance model and communication plan (verbal or written), both internallyand externally, for effective project management and coordination for OperationalExcellence.
+ Establishing and leadingproactive, transparent, and effective communications cadence to ensure timelydissemination of information with the senior leadership team, program/projectteams, and matrix stakeholders.
+ Leading and motivating theproject team; ensuring the behavioural expectations of team members are established.
+ Ensuring that thecross-functional members work as a “team” focused on business unit goals identified,and managing program and solution interdependencies.
+ Holding project teamaccountable to critical milestone dates; highlighting opportunities foracceleration; clearly communicating project delays and escalations.
+ Coaching and/or mentoringindirect reports (project team) to ensure a comprehensive, integrated programstrategy that delivers outcomes of strategic importance to the business.
+ Driving continuousimprovement into activities within the OperationalExcellence and Manufacturing Operations organizations and seeking regular feedback from leadership andstakeholders.
Degree (or higher) which should include supply chain, engineering, science, IT
or business disciplines.
• Minimum of three to five (3 - 5) years of project
management experience in a position requiring intra-company, and inter-company,
planning and coordination of multiple priorities. This experience should be in a leadership or
multi-functional role in medical diagnostic, medical device, pharmaceutical or consumer product, or similar
environment. Experience in medical diagnostic
• One or more professional certifications or
equivalent experience (preferably
PRINCE2, MSP, PMP, Agile, etc.).
• Strong communication skills – in English in
written and verbal; briefing, presentation, education/training skills.
+ Exceptionalproject management skills, with proven ability to clearly define objectives andpriorities, establish milestones, anticipate and mitigate risks, leadcross-functional teams to meet and exceed goals in a dynamic environment, whilemaintaining strong attention to detail and quick recall.
+ Abilityto create & manage a vision, think strategically, plan and organize,innovate, analyse complex data and situations, and exercise sound judgment. Abilityto influence without authority, motivate, lead, coach, and develop employees,and collaborate with functional leaders and teams.• Experience managing with ambiguity;demonstrated ability to take ownership of problems, exercise sound judgment andindependently determine appropriate course of action where precedent may not exist.
+ Self-starter demonstratingflexibility and ability to provide leadership under pressure whilst dealingwith ambiguity in a fast-changing environment.• Fosters a culture of Operational Excellence/continuous improvementthroughout the organization.• Ability to work in a highly matrixed andgeographically diverse business environment. **TravelExpectations** Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally/Internationaltravel is a regular requirement of the role.
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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
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