Project Manager, Advanced Analytics

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Basel, BS, Switzerland
  • 13/01/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

The central Advanced Analytics team is an integral part of the Strategy Office at Abbott Established Pharma Division’s (EPD) headquarters in Basel and is tasked to define and lead the transformation towards becoming a global, data-driven company with the help of data and modern data technologies (e.g. Machine Learning, Deep Learning). Advanced Analytics is an important lever to reach our business targets, now and in the future; It helps differentiate ourselves from our competition and ensure sustainable revenue growth at optimal margins. Hence the central AA team at EPD that has a very close link and regular interactions with the EPD Senior Leadership Team.

With the above requirements in mind, EPD is looking to fill a role of (Senior) AA Project Manager who would be a key member of the newly created central Advanced Analytics team. This role would be specifically accountable for defining and implementing an effective and efficient approach when leveraging Advanced Analytics to support EPD growth and development worldwide. This includes end-to-end design, detailing, execution and project management of key projects of Established Products Division.

The (Senior) AA Project Manager combines deep business understanding of a relevant business area within EPD, proven project management skills and a strong interest in getting to know the Data and Advanced Analytics field. He/she helps ensure that we work on the right topics to ensure optimal business impact for EPD, both strategically and in terms of efficiency improvements and cost reductions. The position is responsible for working with and / or leading cross-functional teams across the commercial and functional divisions as well as support functions of EPD to execute strategic Advanced Analytics projects worldwide. The job involves being an integral part of EPD Strategy team and regular interaction/s with Executive Vice President, EPD and his leadership team.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed design of strategic / transformational initiatives and projects for Abbott EPD related to Advanced Analytics, bringing in best practices and insights from internal and external sources (market, competition and other industries) into the project design.

  • Lead cross functional teams across Abbott EPD and its businesses – across commercial, operations, HR, finance and product development functions on these advanced analytics-related transformation projects.

  • Own the execution and delivery of chosen transformation projects and ensure regular problem solving, tracking and de-bottlenecking. Handle a number of projects in parallel at any time. Each project to be delivered accountably with clear deadlines and outcomes (defined KPIs)

  • Ensure that project design and execution roadmaps are fully aligned with the senior leadership team of EPD. Perform escalation of issues along with mitigating actions to relevant owners, sponsors and EPD senior leadership team members.

  • Support EVP, EPD on regularly benchmarking / analyzing competitive shifts impacting performance and health of EPD and individual businesses. Develop dashboards and KPIs to monitor changes.

  • Support in identifying transformation initiatives and projects for EPD based on short and long term business needs.

  • Develop and document AA methodologies, processes, standards and good practices together with AA core team

  • Facilitate good practice sharing within the world-wide EPD AA community and with EPD business stakeholders

  • Coordinate / facilitate the end-to-end AA process from prioritization, implementation to scaling, e.g.,

  • Set up area opportunity reviews and assessments together with AA core team and local business stakeholders. Help create transparent business cases and documentation (as required).

  • Help prioritize projects, manage the project pipeline and follow up on todos and actions

  • Co-lead AA project delivery implementation with cross-functional local teams at the specific locations

  • Support the scale up of AA solutions through the building and integration of structured ramp up plans

  • Develop and maintain AA status dashboard, impact tracking and status/progress

  • Support AA communication, branding and reporting, also in collaboration with Public Affairs

  • Support talent recruitment and onboarding with AA core team

  • Act on ad-hoc requests and enquiries

The (Senior) AA Project Manager is expected to lead cross-functional teams and influence with logic and data. He/she will not have direct reports at the start but will be facilitating a large world-wide, cross-functional community of AA pioneers within EPD.

The (Senior) AA Project Manager is specifically accountable for ensuring that we follow an effective and efficient approach when leveraging Advanced Analytics to support EPD growth and development worldwide.

Minimum Education:

  • Master or PhD from a reputed institute in relevant field

Minimum Experience/Training Required:

  • 2 - 8 years of relevant working experience, preferably in pharma environment

  • Prior experience in driving strategic projects and cross-functional teams is a must

  • Proven project and program management skills, high problem-solving skills, business acumen, industry knowledge

  • Proven, impactful ideation and problem-solving ability in international and cross-functional settings

  • Ability to set up and run cross-functional projects efficiently

  • For a senior position,

  • demonstrated senior-level leadership in engaging with senior executives and senior business as well as technical stakeholders

  • Effective communication and influencing skills, solid experience in bridging between Advanced Analytics / modern data technologies and business.

  • Bring urgency to the tasks at hand

  • Ability to multitask

  • Being adaptable towards new situations and having an out of the box approach

  • Accountability for delivering high quality results

  • Intrinsic motivation to guide people and make Advanced Analytics more accessible to a broader range of stakeholders. Ability to work with cross-functional teams and bring business and data science closer together – strategy consultancy experiences a strong plus

  • Fluency in English a must, additional languages a plus

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