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Abbott Business System Analyst MDM in Waukegan, 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in Waukegan, IL . currently has an opportunity for a Business Systems Analyst - MDM . This person will develop and execute IT strategies for Master Data Management (MDM) globally for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. This person will also understand business strategies and capabilities for Master Data Management, provide advice, assistance and leadership in any area associated with the planning, procurement, provision, delivery, management, maintenance and effective business use of MDM systems, and identify, propose, initiate and lead significant improvement programs establishing requirements for the implementation of changes in processes, organizational roles and responsibilities and MDM service delivery.


  • Identify current and emerging business needs and evaluates alternative IT solutions using standard information systems methodologies and best practices

  • Proactively seek out strategic business opportunities for the application of new or existing IT capabilities with IT leadership providing key opinions and comprehensive strategic analyses and insights to help discover strategic uses of IT products and services

  • Develop, lead, or review the creation of information systems strategy to support the strategic requirements for MDM. Contribute to development of roadmaps and business cases that sequence IT solutions working towards the achievement of the business strategies

  • Ensure compliance between business strategies and technology directions

  • Make recommendations to process stakeholders regarding the correct approach to achieve process improvement objectives

  • Develop business relationships and integrate activities with other IT departments to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts. Manage relationships between clients and IT organizations to assure effective communication between the groups is occurring.

  • Broker services within IT community on behalf of customers; coordinate portfolio of solutions and identify interdependencies.

  • Identify standardization of processes and support solutions

  • Support planning, controlling and monitoring, risk management, and resource management to best meet project objectives

  • Regularly communicate status of solutions and services

  • Lead and manage data integration and conversion areas of planning, co-ordination and meeting customer expectations for SAP releases

  • Develop and maintain Software Life Cycle (SLC) documentation and objects to support data design, development, and conversion

  • Prepare testing plans to confirm that requirements and system design are accurate and complete

  • Conduct training and provide direct subject matter expertise to business and technical resources for all areas of master data management, including data conversion processes and tools

  • Develop domain expertise for key master data domains (customer, supplier, material, and other critical objects) to enable direct participation in data conversion activities in support of implementation projects

  • Effectively communicate end-to-end impact of master data to business and technical stakeholder groups



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration or another discipline relevant for the healthcare industry or equivalent experience

  • 7-10 years of IT and ERP experience in large global company

  • Familiarity and previous hands-on experience with SAP MDG, SAP DS/IS, is required

  • Strong knowledge in Supplier / Customer /BP CRUD process

  • Experience in setting IT or business strategy and business IT alignment

  • Strong project management skills

  • Good communication, logical thinking, decision making and problem-solving abilities

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all management levels

  • Strong ability to collaborate, influence and build consensus

  • Experience with GxP validation and/or other regulated environments


  • Working knowledge of SAP data structures is required; SAP S4 experience strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with BPCS or other AS/400-based ERP systems is preferred

  • Experience in complex environments with a wide variety of interfaced applications preferred


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • 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

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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