Apr 26, 2024

Specialist - Project Management

  • Abbott
  • Columbus, OH, USA
Full time Engineering Manufacturing Purchasing-Procurement Strategy-Planning Supply Chain

Job Description

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:

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure® and Glucerna® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Columbus, OH, currently has an opportunity for a Project Coordinator.  


  • Assure access to high quality ingredients through efficient and effective ingredient qualification project management.
  • Responsible for managing straightforward to medium scale ingredient qualification projects from beginning to end, with accountability for project execution and timeline management inclusive of supplier engagement.
  • Create, maintain and share interactive Power BI Ingredient Qualification dashboards and reports that provide actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Support development and enhancements of Management Operating System (MOS) boards, Devex data reporting/visualizations and Enterprise Excellence.
  • Maintain data, systems and tools in support of ingredient qualification project portfolio management and metrics.


  • Manage and direct the activities and people associated with global ingredient qualification projects and ensure timely completion of tasks to meet business objectives and cross-functional project timelines.
  • Responsible for identifying critical project issues and risks, and timely communication to leadership and other project leads, where applicable.
  • Interface with external suppliers to collect pertinent quality and compliance information.
  • Utilize IT systems to execute qualification projects, resource tracking and metric development.  Including data extractions, transformations, loading data from various sources as well as data quality checks and validations.
  • Leverage various software, systems and databases to analyze data, develop automations, apply statistical methods to analyze trends/correlations, generate reports and create visualizations for cross-functional, global consumption to drive process improvement and Enterprise Excellence.
  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.
  • Exercise authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, external suppliers, systems partners and global project teams.

Experience Level

Entry-level (0-5 years)

Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree.

Required Experience



  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 2+ years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area.


  • Master’s Degree.
  • Ability to manage, communicate, and coordinate the ingredient qualification phases of Pre-Qualification, Supplier Assessment, Ingredient Assessment, Finished Product Assessment Approval and Communication
  • Understanding of quality and compliance culture
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating and influencing cross-functional project teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning and execution skills
  • Engagement with external parties such as vendors
  • Strong integration skills; ability to coordinate all aspects of a project or systems
  • Experience with Power BI, Sharepoint, Planview, Devex and Microsoft Office apps


  • PMP Desired but not required.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: 

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance  
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans  
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs.
  • Paid time off  
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities.

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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:  www.abbottbenefits.com 
  • 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 www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

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