Strategic Program Manager – Nutrition – Columbus, OH

Abbott Nutrition

Columbus, OH

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.



Strategic Program Manager – TPM Strategy and Technology

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.

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®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

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:

  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Vacation – 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr. is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%
  • 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 stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Our location in Columbus, OH, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Program Manager – TPM (Third Party Manufacturing) Strategy and Technology

The Opportunity

  • This position has the responsibility for the Strategic and Technology Programs for Global TPM (Third Party Manufacturing). The position demonstrates stewardship and provide strategic leadership for executing organizational goals on behalf of senior leadership, be able to anticipate challenges and by working with directors and regional management to drive these programs.
  • Build regional and global metrics that clearly measure the success of the program. An understanding of financial accounting to ensure savings, and/or financial impact are achieved and accounted for properly.
  • Drive the organization to fact-based data technology to support the growing business needs to have accurate data through technology means. Build, nurture and support a strong data management culture with technology, high quality implementation, self-motivated innovation, problem solving and evolve the teams balance for use of information and data.


  • Lead the Technology programs, ensure program scope and success criteria are established and aligned. Proactively identify, monitor, and manage program opportunities/risks/issues.
  • Lead and coordinate multiple workstreams which focus on improving the flexibility, agility, and overall performance of TPM function through the overarching umbrella program as “Operational Excellence”.
  • Developing and implementing standard operating procedures and best practices to ensure consistency and compliance across the Global TPM network.
  • Provide strategic leadership for developing the strategic programs and ensuring the content roadmaps get executed by working with both leadership and management of the global TPM organization.
  • Lead representative for the TPM organization at the management level for all division led Operational excellence and technology programs.
  • Liaise with other Project Owners, functional managers, and management to monitor business processes.
  • Leads project planning, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting of projects.
  • Identifies areas for process improvement, and defines and implements solutions, liaising with other stakeholders such as Project Owners, functional managers, and senior management as appropriate.



  • Bachelor’s Degree Business, Supply Chain or Procurement discipline preferable but not a prerequisite.


  • 8 plus years preferable not a prerequisite.
  • This position requires someone with Procurement/Project Management/Operational Excellence/Supply Chain experience at a mid/senior level. Excellent interpersonal skills to manage key stakeholders’ expectations, TPM leadership in an environment with changing priorities and challenges.

Apply Now

  • * 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.
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The salary for this role is between:



ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain


United States > Columbus : 2900 Easton Square Place






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Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)


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