Project Manager Purchasing

Lake County, IL
Aug 23, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
  • Effectively lead project teams while building positive professional relationships with stakeholders.
  • Define project objectives, requirements, and assumptions necessary to structure a project or activity.
  • Plan, schedule, and control project activities to fulfill objectives and satisfy project requirements.
  • Develop and drive integrated project plans, aligning project tactics with project strategy and global purchasing or AbbVie strategies.
  • Establish, maintain, and lead high performance project teams, serving as the project advocate within the organization.
  • Lead, coordinate, facilitate, and motivate all associated project resources to gain alignment on project goals and deliverables including project risk assessment and contingency planning to assure successful project completion.
  • Manage projects within established scope, schedule, and budget
  • Develop and document high-level strategies for accomplishing specific project objectives.
  • Facilitate and lead effective project meetings, manage change and conflict, and develop resource planning estimates to manage project workload and productivity.
  • Support project management team members to ensure success of projects while maintaining customer service focus.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in science or related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities with strong technical aptitude and displayed ability to grasp a general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp strategic concepts and develop strategies and to effectively organize and structure activities around those strategies
  • Ability to lead and facilitate multiple activities and resources.
  • Good general understanding of business and financial principles.
  • Minimum of 6 years of industry experience related to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and/or medical device industries in project management, purchasing, supply chain, or similar roles
  • Minimum of 2 years of Project experience related to one or more of the following: product development and launch, business process optimization, technology transfer, regulatory submission/regulatory compliance, quality assurance, and/or alliance management. Including strong computer skills.
  • Desirable but not required: Knowledge and application of a disciplined project management process (Six Sigma and PMP certifications are a plus)