SR. IT Technical Specialist (BI Product Owner)

in Lake Forest, IL

SR. IT Technical Specialist (BI Product Owner) Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


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  • Job Location

    Lake Forest, IL, US

  • Job Category

    Information Technology

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % 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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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

This position works out of our Lake Forest, IL location in the ARDx Division.

What You’ll Work On

If hired in this role you will work as a BI Product Owner with cross-functional teams and projects throughout the business including but not limited to Global Business Services, Quality, Operations, Supply Chain, and IT to coordinate efforts in data centralization and reporting best practices with BI tools.

In addition, you will work closely with internal stakeholders to define needs and to implement solutions while making sure any data or reporting that is created reflects the quality and standards of the organization.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Leverage existing infrastructure and resources across the enterprise to align the Business Intelligence Strategy with RMDx initiatives and guidance.

  • Proactively identify new data sources and analytics opportunities with business partners to ensure that leadership’s decision-making is based on the most current, objective, and comprehensive insights.

  • Be responsible for BI Product Ownership through its data life cycle, including sourcing, design, build, release as well as production support. 

  • Work with other Product Owner(s) to learn, to collaborate, to lead, to engage with corresponding business domain users.  

  • Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.

  • Self-motivated, ability to lead initiatives involving analytics, ERP, Financial Systems and/or Supply Chain Systems.

  • Analytical thinker with excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or Master’s degree preferred) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field is required.

  • 8+ years of experience product management or similar experience of managing application lifecycle from ideation to production and support

  • Experience of working in Agile, DevOps, and Cloud technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Health Care industry

  • Experience in environments using Azure

  • Experience in a quality regulated environment

  • Consulting/ advisory mindset

  • Product Management or product design experience for business intelligence products

  • Practical experience with design/ collaboration tools and lean, agile methodologies/tools

  • Experience of contributing to strategy, creating outcome-driven product roadmaps, and driving creation and management of backlogs.

  • Experience with Lean Product Management and User-Centered Design methodologies.


  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to break down complex problems into smaller steps.

  • Experience navigating large organizations and an understanding of complex stakeholder relationships.

  • Enjoys working in fast moving product team.

* 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 $90,700.00 – $181,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • cloud technologies
  • sap
  • business intelligence
  • agile
  • erp
  • devops
  • user-centered design
  • business intelligence strategy
  • ppo
  • business domain
  • computer science
  • lean product management
  • supply chain
  • computer engineering
  • critical thinking
  • collaboration tools
  • financial systems
  • agile methodologies
  • bi tools
  • data life cycle

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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