ABBOTT LABORATORIES MES Program Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a MES Program Manager make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for MES Program Manager at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $203,112 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $171,112 and $235,112. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a MES Program Manager do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

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 looking for an IT Program Manager to join the Manufacturing Execution Systems group within the Business Solutions & Services Plan/Build organization. The primary responsibility of this position is to lead and manage large complex programs in the manufacturing technology domain. The program manager will play a lead role in defining, planning, and working with internal partners and suppliers to deliver IT solutions.

The successful candidate in this position must be a trusted business partner and enabler, who demonstrates mastery in all aspects and phases of large-scale application development and program management, vendor management, and validated systems implementations. This position requires strong leadership capabilities, an executive presence, and the ability to simultaneously think and act strategically and tactically to balance long-term planning in parallel with flawless execution. The IT Program Manager will lead the team and delivery activities that require collaboration with Business Partners and Information Technology Resources to successfully deliver solutions and ensure value is achieved.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages programs/project at the division or enterprise level.
  • Works with business and IT management to establish and gain consensus on project goals, objectives and deliverables
  • Assesses the degree to which changes to scope, issues and risks will affect projects working with division or senior/executive management and sponsor to gain agreement for resolution.
  • Measures performance to assure the project is progressing as compared to original plan and budget.
  • Leads project managers and teams in developing and executing a program plan ensuring that authorized resources are obtained to make certain that all activities are performed.
  • Gathers lessons learned and obtains final project approval from sponsor and stakeholders.
  • Communicates project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to Project Team, Division, Cross Division and Executive management.
  • Makes recommendations based on current project status to resolve issues.
  • Coordinates resources to ensure program and business needs are addressed through proactive priority management with business leaders.
  • Supervises, motivates and mentor cross-functional /cross divisional project team of project managers, business analysts, developers, and validation analysts. 
  • Manages, motivates and mentors cross-functional and enterprise project teams.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
  • Takes account of relevant legislation, compliance requirements and industry regulations.
  • Stays current with industry advancements and direction of domains supported.
  • Thinks strategically leveraging knowledge of domain needs across Abbott.


  • IT and Manufacturing/Engineering project management experience in large or midsized multinational Health Care, Medical Device, or Consumer Goods organization preferred
  • Broad and deep knowledge in Supply Chain business processes and technologies with a focus in Manufacturing Systems
  • Previous experience working with Manufacturing Execution Systems is preferred
  • Working knowledge of the following systems is desired: Siemens Opcenter, POMS, SAP, Infinity QS Proficient SPC, Rockwell Factory Talk, Emerson
  • Strong ability to collaborate, influence and build consensus.
  • Experience with GxP validation.

Minimum Experience:

  • At least 9 years experience in either project management, business systems analysis, software development or deployment, or manufacturing operations
  • Bachelors Degree
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