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Senior Director, Finance

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.Working at AbbottAt 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:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the student debt program and 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 scientistsThe OpportunityThis position works out of our Lake Forest, Illinois location in the Rapid Diagnostics business.This is a critical finance leadership role supporting our fully integrated Toxicology Business Unit. The Senior Director is a key member of the Business Unit leadership team, providing direct support to the DVP, Toxicology and DVP Controller, ARDx.She or he is responsible for the financial management of the Toxicology Business Unit with fully integrated P&L responsibilities including revenue (+$600MM), manufacturing, laboratory operations, R&D and SG&A.What You'll Work On
    • Active participant on BU Leadership team working across Commercial, Manufacturing/Supply Chain, R&D, Laboratory Operations, Marketing, Regulatory and Human Resources to drive the development and execution of the BU Strategy.
    • Establishing, maintaining, and controlling financial planning processes to deliver meaningful and comprehensive Plans and LBEs, assuring compliance with Division requirements.
    • Maintaining a strong and compliant internal control environment across the Business Unit.
    • Leadership role in identifying trend anomalies/risks/opportunities versus financial targets.
    • Along with DVP, Operations responsible for Business Unit capital funding including prioritization of key projects in line with overall strategy.
    • Drive Gross Margin Improvement across the Business Unit.
    • Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop financial staff to ensure the organization's accounting activities are conducted accurately, ethically, consistently and according to relevant regulations, laws, and standards.Required Qualifications
      • Bachelor Degree in Accounting and/or Finance
      • Minimum of 15+ years of relevant experience in a fast-paced work environment with frequent deadlines; ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
      • Prior experience managing a large and diverse teamPreferred Qualifications
        • MBA and/or CPA preferred
        • Strong analytical, time management and people skills
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people
        • Flexible and well-organized with a strong attention to detail
        • Ability to effectively translate complex financial data and business strategy into concise and insightful executive summaries* 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.Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

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