Sr Security Program Manager
Gurnee, IL 
Posted 9 days ago
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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

About Abbott

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on

Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Gurnee, IL currently has an opportunity for a Sr Security Program Manager.   This role directs, develops, implements, and maintains the security program at the facility.  The Security Manager develops programs to safeguard ARDx's critical infrastructure, equipment, processes, products, people, and confidential information, and ensures the workforce complies with the organization's security policies and procedures.He/she assists the ARDx Security Team and Global Security Division in the creation of asset protection strategies and assists ARDx and Facility leadership in implementing programs designed to provide security support for the facility's Quality Systems.


  • Oversees the implementation of the facilities' security risk mitigation policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Proactively develops, recommends, and implements risk mitigation strategies focused on safeguarding tangible and intangible assets, brand, facilities, supply chain, customers, stakeholders, and workforce.
  • Conducts and coordinates (with Global Security and other stakeholders) risk mitigation efforts aimed at reducing the risk from theft, counterfeit, diversion, threats, employee misconduct/malicious acts, and the misappropriation of Intellectual Property.
  • Partner with Global Security, internal stakeholders, and external partners, to identify opportunities to add value and raise awareness of security risks.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to ARDx business leaders and incorporate services and ideas which provide risk mitigation.
  • Partner with the Global Security's ARDx Business Support Team/Senior Program Manager to use available Physical Security, Supply Chain Security, Investigative, and Business Continuity subject matter expertise to develop solutions and ensure comprehensive risk reduction for the facility.
  • Deliver verbal and written briefings to internal partners and key leaders regarding identified issues and findings relating to each initiative.
  • Work directly with security systems integrators, IT staff, guard force vendors, operations, HR, and logistics personnel to ensure that a holistic facility security program is properly developed, rapidly implemented, and audited for sustained effectiveness.
  • Monitors ARDx's compliance with Abbott's security policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the development of a security budget at ARDx facilities to meet organizational goals.
  • Forecasts future security needs including human and material resources and capital expenditures.
  • Creates immediate to long-range plans and makes decisions regarding work processes and schedules to achieve the program objectives established by senior management.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Demonstrates strong and effective leadership skills and the ability to operate comfortably within a complex cultural and global environment.
  • Strong background in security systems, supply chain security, intellectual property protection, vulnerability assessment, and/or risk mitigation preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with internal and external clients at all levels.
  • 10+ years total experience in security which includes corporate, private contractor, military, law enforcement, or government service.  Experience conducting audits in related areas (e.g., quality, regulatory) may be considered.
  • At this level, the successful candidate should possess almost all of the required skill set to begin making an immediate, positive contribution to the business.
  • Expert oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information accurately, clearly, and quickly to all levels.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong technical aptitude; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to positively influence teams.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful risk mitigation, investigative, and/or security leadership preferably within the health care industry.
  • Demonstrated experience preferred in designing and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies for safeguarding personnel, information, and/or assets.
  • Cybersecurity certification and/or work experience a plus.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive and/or complex investigations and incidents.
  • A strong sense of integrity with the ability to handle projects of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Ability to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and integrate these into successful solutions.
  • Results-oriented with the ability to identify the long-term effects of decisions /solutions on customers and the business.



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

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • 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 a 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: 

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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