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Abbott Sr. Manager Human Resources - Abbott Transfusion in Lake Forest, Illinois

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott is a leader in transfusion medicine, helping people live longer, healthier lives by working to keep the global blood supply safe. Abbott works with blood and plasma centers to screen more than 60 percent of the world’s blood supply .

Abbott Transfusion Medicine is seeking a Sr. Human Resources Manager to serve as the primary strategic partner for the DVP’s of Global Operations and Global Quality. We’re looking for a strategic business partner who can drive business success through attracting, managing, developing, and retaining talent. This is a great entry point into Abbott, with the opportunity to grow into progressively complex HR leadership roles. The role reports to the HR Director, Abbott Transfusion Medicine.

Main Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with business leaders, develop and implement a talent plan that ensures the organization has the right talent to deliver on financial commitments, consistent team performance and a sustainable talent bench for business growth over several years.

  • Collaborate closely with business leaders to define and implement business-specific programs to ensure a culture of high performance, engagement and overall organization effectiveness.

  • Develop the breadth and depth of business model, competitive landscape and division strategies understanding to assess talent implications and align human resources initiatives and resources accordingly.

  • Implement Abbott Transfusion talent strategy and processes within the assigned business teams; partners with senior leaders to translate talent strategy into relevant actions, metrics and milestones.

  • Ensure talent acquisition, talent development, and succession practices are effectively operationalized within the assigned business teams.

  • Ensure business priorities are shared with Practice and Service Centers, so that appropriate resource planning and priorities can be aligned.

  • Collaborates with HR colleagues regionally and globally to ensure that business decisions and actions are fully executed per the agreed upon plans

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelors degree required, MBA or Masters degree preferred, or equivalent. SPHR Certification highly preferred.


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in client-facing human resources business partnering roles driving talent management and employee relations programs and initiatives.

  • Minimum 4 years of experience partnering with business partners and HR colleagues across multiple geographies (international experience is a plus).

  • Experience supporting Quality and/or Operations areas is highly preferred.

  • Experience working in matrix environments and successfully delivering results through collaboration.

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage business acumen and interpersonal savvy to influence senior business leaders.

  • Demonstrated track record of success in developing and driving organizational effectiveness and improvement initiatives (e.g., high performing teams, large scale transformation/change initiatives, etc.).

  • Experience deploying priorities across multiple locations (across multiple countries and cultures is highly desirable).

  • Advanced knowledge of all facets of Human Resources including talent acquisition, total rewards, talent assessment and development, culture and employee engagement, and performance management.

Note: This position needs to be based in Lake Forest, IL. No relocation support or visa sponsorship available.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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