Responsible for the IT portfolio across the Abbott Nutrition Laboratory Information Management Domain. Makes sure the portfolio enhances organizational strategy through successful, consistent and predictable delivery of programs, projects and applications. Achieves this by partnering with the business, vendors & IT solution delivery teams.
Proactively identifies areas of opportunity to apply IT for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies. Provides insight to Abbott Nutrition Quality Assurance Leadership on how to best develop and leverage IT Laboratory Systems for the organization.
Proactively identifies areas of opportunity to apply IT for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies in the Laboratory Management domain. Provides insight to Abbott Nutrition Quality Assurance on how to best develop and leverage IT capabilities for the organization. The person will have excellent understanding of the laboratory management business processes, is aware of the evolution of technologies, and takes into account GxP regulations relevant to the business area. This role will be responsible for defining the technology roadmap for LIMS, CDS (Chromatography Data Systems), Qualtrend and other systems that distribute produce specifications and testing requirements to the overall Nutrition division.
Core Job Responsibilities
Understands and contributes to the business unit strategy and translates business strategy in an aligned IT strategy and portfolio of programs, projects and applications.
Champion change and innovation. Stimulates creativity and innovation in others. Open to new ideas. Supports those who initiate change and take risks. Promotes a Global Perspective.
Constant awareness of evolving regulatory requirements to the specific business unit, and influence the IT stakeholders and vendors in addressing these evolutions in the most efficient way.
Understand the business of the unit, and ensure that IT solutions meet the needs of the business.
Understand the specific challenges and opportunities linked to the regulatory, legal, and economic situation of the business unit.
Consulting toward business process owners and business unit management on IT tools and solutions. Recommend solutions assuring fit with BU direction, strategy and priorities. Where needed involve IT business consultants and external technology experts.
Influence and partner with business leaders (Director, Sr. Director level) to manage and align the unit IT portfolio. Close collaborate with other parts of BU IT, adjacent business departments, and external partners to ensure adequate and timely delivery of agreed services, in line with agreed service levels.
Partner and collaborate with key IT staff of other Abbott divisions in order to support cross divisional business initiatives, and explore IT synergies and efficiencies.
Portfolio & Budget Management:
Agrees with unit management and global BRM, on the portfolio of programs, projects, and applications, and ensures that unit long range plan and budgets are aligned.
In the BRM team align the unit portfolios, identify conflicts and synergies and act upon this.
Negotiates for and secures resources to meet the long range needs of the unit.
Oversee and control the unit IT budget, project capital/RCE expenditures and ROI.
Oversee the Business IT Expert team budget, project capital/RCE Expenditures
Continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance.
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
Responsible for assessing the compliance of system solutions with regulatory requirements, inclusive of validation.
Position Accountability / Scope
Operates with goals set by the sector BRM and is accountable for the accuracy of the fit of the proposed business process improvements and the technical solution to the business needs and the information upon which the business justification and prioritization decisions are made. Also accountable for communicating the business need and drivers to development groups to assure the implementation phase can fulfill the business need.
Financial implications of the applications ranging up to $ 10MM. Cumulative project budgets ranging up to $5MM.
Typ 1,000+ users and $5 MM