Abbott Supply Chain Supervisor in Atlanta, United States

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Job Summary :

Collaborates with cross-functional partners across global markets to lead various continuous improvement projects related to inventory management. Ensure appropriateness of demand & phase-in/out planning processes, cost-effective product flows and other supply chain optimization efforts.

Job Duties :

• Prepares, summarizes and presents data accuracy, delivery performance & other key metrics to assess performance, modify production plans & assess/prioritize focused improvement efforts.

• May manage the demand & supply forecasts by analyzing & challenging data to ensure all relevant business requirements/trends are incorporated and appropriately reflected where demand planners/forecasting does not reside within the entity.

• Pulls highly complex reports to prepare, summarize and present to senior level management reporting accuracy, delivery performance & other key metrics to assess performance, modify production plans & assess/prioritize focused improvement efforts.

• Develops and publishes KPI’s as required for all inventory related metrics including: forecast accuracy, DIOH, line order fill rate, stock levels and SJM entity delivery performance

• Establishes back up plans for scenarios related to potential changes in product offerings, customer volumes, manufacturing changes, etc.

• Represents the supply chain program management function in working with sales, customer service, and other departments as necessary to resolve issues

• Works in conjunction with IT and other individuals as necessary to better understand system functionality and how it can be leveraged to enhance supply chain efficiencies.

• Manages accuracy of product identifiers in reports and systems by planning for new products and obsoleting outdated products

• Identifies & manages process improvement projects that improve customer service levels, improve product flows, minimize supply chain costs and improve asset management.

• Partners with global markets and SJM entities to set and monitor distribution center & field inventory targets while optimizing freight costs and minimizing scrap & obsolescence.

• Partners cross-functionally and with global markets and SJM entity to rationalize product portfolios and manage phase-in/out planning.

• Develop & maintain excellent cross-divisional, cross-functional and multi-geographical relationships with key business partners.

• Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

• Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

• Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

• Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Qualifications :

• Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or related field or equivalent experience

• 8+ year progressive experience in supply chain

• Strong ability to work seamlessly with remote/international sites & business partners

• Strong quantitative & qualitative analysis skills, including a comfort working with large data sets

• Strong analytical, strategic and problem-solving skills required

• Strong MS Excel and quantitative analysis/ability while working with large data sets

• Strong communications and negotiation skills, sensitive to cultural differences while having ability to influence key stakeholders

• Ability to work with multiple stakeholders product division, IT organization, sales management and marketing organization to drive improvement in our operating metrics

• Strong conflict resolution skills to achieve results through cross functional groups.

• Project management skills—ability to manage complex projects and programs. Ability to pull the appropriate functional and geographic functions together to support initiatives.

• Ability to travel approximately 15%, including internationally.


Supply Chain


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > Atlanta : 387 Technology Circle NW Suite 500


United States > Minnesota : One St Jude Medical Drive




Yes, 15 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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