IT PDP Manager

in Waukegan, IL

IT PDP Manager Job

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  • Job Location

    Waukegan, IL, US

  • Job Category

    Information Technology

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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.

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:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • 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 Opportunity

Join our IT Talent Development Office as the IT Professional Development Program (ITPDP) Team Lead, where you’ll oversee the development of up to 30 new IT professionals and manage a team of up to 25 IT interns. Leverage your passion for growing talent as you directly oversee and manage the team, ensuring their success throughout their 6- and 12-month assignments through coaching, mentoring, and individual development.

As a member of our Talent Development Office, you will have a direct impact on growing our IT talent pipeline.  You will work with a dynamic team of enthusiastic recent graduates and college students as they grow their IT skills and acumen across temporary assignments in our global organization. You will be empowered to think critically, act quickly, and influence the next generation of talent in a dynamic and impactful role.

Ideal Candidate

  • Owns the day-to-day management of up to 30 recent college graduates participating in the ITPDP.

  • Blends human resources and IT knowledge with strong organizational abilities and creative problem solving to support concurrent activities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Manages concurrent operational and continuous improvement activities, reaching successful outcomes within specified timelines.

  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, builds relationships across the global IT organization, and acts as a champion of talent.

What Will You Do

  • Directly manage up to 30 individuals.

  • Identify and administer rotational assignments across our global IT organization, including onboarding and offboarding, logistics, and coaching.

  • Plan and deliver new program member orientations and bi-annual summits, and co-manage cross-functional PDP events.

  • Support global ITPDP expansion and ensure continuity across regions.

  • Identify and secure mentors and rotational assignment managers, and engage senior IT leaders for events and growth opportunities.

What You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.

  • 5+ years relevant work experience in HR or IT.


  • Proven experience working in a global shared services environment

  • Demonstrated ability working with and influencing cross-functional teams, leadership, and high-potential talent in a matrixed environment.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to influence others.

  • Demonstrated passion for mentoring, learning, and continuous improvement.

If you’re ready to take on a role that offers great challenges and greater rewards, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply Now

* 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 $95,000.00 – $190,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • talent development
  • intern management
  • professional development
  • mentoring
  • human resources

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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