IT Senior Project Manager - Infrastructure

in Abbott Park, IL

IT Senior Project Manager - Infrastructure Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Abbott Park, IL, US

  • Job Category

    Information Technology

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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:

The IT Senior Project Manager - Infrastructure position leads project planning and execution teams, using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, to deliver complex IT infrastructure projects. Responsible for the planning, execution, and management of IT projects within the defined scope. Managing and coordinating a multitude of IT Infrastructure project activities within the constraints of human, schedule, and financial resources, adjusting to changing priorities as needed to ensure the successful completion of projects.

The PM will manage projects for the Global Network and Unified Communications organization. These projects are focused on the implementation and enhancement of the global Network (Local Area, Wide Area, Border, Manufacturing Segmentation, Data Center, Wireless) and global Unified Communications solutions (Cloud Voice, Cloud Contact Centers, Cellular Antenna Systems). This includes managing infrastructure LifeCycle activities for both Network and Unified Communications infrastructure. The role is also responsible for working with Global Engineering Services and Facilities to implement IT infrastructure for Commercial Offices and Manufacturing Plants; new sites, office consolidations and decommissioning of closed sites.

What You’ll Work On:

  • Responsible for the management and implementation of all aspects of infrastructure for IT organization
  • Plan, execute and manage all aspects of project management at the department or division level, including initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure.
  • Work with business and IT management to establish and gain consensus on project goals, objectives, and deliverables.
  • Develop and execute a work plan, obtaining authorized resources to ensure all activities are performed.
  • Create and manage project scope, budget, resource planning, and management reporting & metrics.
  • Expedite, manage, and coordinate a multitude of interrelated IT project activities within the constraints of human and financial resources and changing priorities to ensure the successful completion of projects.
  • Able to build strong cross-functional partnerships with business stakeholders, IT Business Relationship Managers, Internal IT resources, and External integration partners and contractors.
  • Assess the degree to which changes to scope, issues and risks will affect projects working with department, divisional management, and sponsor to gain agreement for resolution.
  • Measure performance to assure the project is progressing as compared to original plan and budget.
  • Communicate project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to Project Team, Department, Customers, and IT Leadership.
  • Coordinate resources to ensure project needs are addressed and effectively assign tasks and deliverables to team members based upon their abilities.
  • Upon project completion, obtain final project approval from sponsor and stakeholders, perform appropriate closure tasks, and gather lessons learned.
  • Directly or indirectly supervise and motivate cross-functional project team of technical SMEs and third-party resources.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Manages Global IT infrastructure Projects at the department or division level.
  • Makes decisions that impact projects or Departments.  Influences or has final decision authority for project level budget and activities.
  • 0-$10MM = direct project financial responsibility

Required Skills and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 6-10 yrs. experience in managing IT Infrastructure projects on an enterprise and/or global scale including managing infrastructure LifeCycle activities for both Network and Unified Communications infrastructure.
  • Project leadership using Waterfall, SCRUM, and Agile methodologies.
  • Must be able to lead projects that could include various types of technologies including, but not limited to: Network (Local Area, Wide Area, Border, Manufacturing Segmentation, Data Center, Wireless), Unified Communications, Telecom/Voice, Data Center, Audio Visual, End User Computing/Desktop, Physical Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Server/Storage.

Preferred Skills:

  • PMP certification is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills, including demonstrated proficiency in tools such as Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and SharePoint. PowerBI a plus.
  • Ability to accomplish results through others, particularly by establishing relationships, effective controls, and monitoring processes.
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong collaboration and partnering skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex ideas in easy-to-understand business terms to senior leaders.
  • Ability to design and optimize processes. 
  • Demonstrated ability to assess customer/client needs, creatively approach solutions, decide, and influence appropriate courses of action.
  • Experience of indirect management – managing by influence as opposed to positional authority.
  • Ability to work within a diverse, performance-based team environment.
  • Proven leadership skills, including the ability to lead meetings and communicate course of action.
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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 $95,000.00 – $190,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • it infrastructure
  • pmp
  • project management
  • it management
  • microsoft project
  • project leadership
  • waterfall
  • agile
  • project planning
  • scrum
  • cyber security
  • pmp certification
  • resource planning
  • sharepoint
  • visio
  • influencing
  • unified communications
  • indirect management

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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