Manager, Corporate Relations

in Abbott Park, IL

Manager, Corporate Relations Job

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  • Job Location

    Abbott Park, IL, US

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    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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

Our location in Abbott Park, IL currently has an opportunity for a Manager, Corporate Relations. 

The Manager, Corporate Relations has primary responsibility for the management and execution of corporate projects, programs and events. Charged with managing internal and external relationships with key stakeholders to influence outcomes that will positively promote Abbott's reputation. Is responsible for managing operations at Abbott House, a small museum and cultural center on Abbott’s headquarters campus, including events and daily operations. Consistently exhibits mastery of stakeholder engagement and written/verbal communications, and demonstrates an ability to deliver favorable results within allocated budgets and deadlines. Provides support to DVP, Corporate and Civic Relations and to the Office of the Chairman to execute projects for executive management, and works closely with colleagues in Corporate Relations.

What You’ll Work On

  • Manages coordination and tactical execution of high-profile events.
  • Conducts ongoing reviews of Corporate Officer profiles and bios.
  • Serves as the primary interface for Abbott House events including management of all logistics, content updates, and overall operations.
  • Is responsible for maintaining exhibits and content at Abbott House, to effectively capture Abbott's history and inspire visitors to the House.
  • Works with sensitive information and oversees high-visibility products and processes.
  • Work includes the support and/or management of employees and service organizations across all levels.
  • Has budgetary responsibilities specific to Abbott House programming.
  • Requires broad managerial abilities requiring the integration and coordination of multiple, dissimilar functions across the enterprise.
  • Will work with cross-functional/divisional teams, over which he/she has no authority, to provide solutions that ultimately will serve the corporation.
  • Has contact with a broad range of internal contacts, across levels, including executives and other senior managers

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in writing, journalism, business, or marketing strongly preferred OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum 8 years PR experience, preferably in a corporate setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Outstanding executive presence and verbal communication skills; strong cognitive and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, work under pressure and travel on short notice.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to respond efficiently in a continuously changing environment.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, work under tight deadlines and determine appropriate course of action.

* 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.

Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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

  • managerial
  • executive management
  • project management
  • stakeholder engagement
  • logistics
  • medical devices

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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