Specialist – SAP BODS / IS

at Abbott Laboratories
Location Waukegan, IL
Date Posted July 9, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


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 Specialist – SAP BODS / IS .  This person will develop and execute IT strategies for ETL process globally for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.  We are looking for innovative and motivated indivisual who has experience to perfrom ETL design & build tasks as well as make recommendations to meet the project requirements. While working on complex projects, this indivisual will provide the technical direction and subject matter expertise , work closly with business analyst, process team and business users.


  • Identify current and emerging business needs and evaluates solutions using standard information systems methodologies and best practices
  • Develop, lead, or review the creation of ETL strategy to support the strategic requirements for data migration process.  Contribute to development of roadmaps and business cases that sequence IT solutions working towards the achievement of the business strategies
  • Analyz and review business requirements and helps create functional design documents
  • Develop business relationships and integrate activities with other IT departments to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts
  • Identify standardization of processes and support solutions
  • Regularly communicate status of solutions and services
  • Develop and maintain Software Life Cycle (SLC) documentation and objects to support data extract, transform and load
  • 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  SAP BODS/IS , including data migration processes and tools



  • 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
  • 3-5 years of SAP data migration experience utilizing SAP BODS and IS
  • Experience in setting IT or business strategy and business IT alignment
  • Strong project management skills


  • Experience with SAP Master data applications, like, MDG, SDQ
  • Experience in loading data using Migration cockpit
  • 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
  • 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


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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.