Abbott Supply Chain Manager in Sylmar, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Supply Chain Manager. This role has ownership of supply chain through a team of managers and individual contributors of assigned value stream/product. Responsible for managing people, processes, systems and metrics to measure and improve our processes and performance in these areas. Provides leadership and partners with key stake holders within the manufacturing teams to drive process improvement and meet business demands in some or all of the following functions: new product launches, product line transfers, end of life (EOL) product life cycle planning, purchasing, production scheduling, inventory management, customer service, supply chain systems, freight and logistics and warehouse efficiency.


  • Lead effort and provide direction on achieving high product and material availability while minimizing finished goods and raw material inventory levels.

  • Removes obstacles and implement practices which ensure customers receive product in a timely manner using cost efficient processes (workforce planning, inventory management, purchasing, and systems utilization).

  • Manages metrics for the Supply Chain organization to measure success in each sub-discipline within Supply Chain. Shares results with key stakeholders. Develops, presents, obtains buy-in and implements action plans based on metric results.

  • Works with manufacturing site and functional leaders to recommend annual operating plans.

  • Prepares inventory and cost forecasts and budget recommendations.

  • Provides leadership to teams through setting goals which align to the teams annual plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring

  • Partners with commodity management to execute commodity strategies which may include vendor sourcing, product/component criteria creation, pricing, inventory management, terms and conditions, etc. ·

  • Achieving cost improvement goals related to raw materials while minimizing inventory cost such as excess & obsolete.

  • Establish and continuously improve planning & scheduling business

  • Establish and continuously improve purchasing processes

  • Develops a culture of continuous improvement, professional growth, cross functional collaboration and goal planning and execution.

  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback.

  • Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

  • 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.

Your experience(s), education and knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, a related field, or equivalent.

  • A minimum of six plus years of demonstrated experience at a supervisory/managerial level.

  • A minimum of six plus years of demonstrated experience in SAP.

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • An advanced credential, such as an MBA, MA, or MS in a relevant discipline/concentration


Supply Chain


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > California : 15900 Valley View Court





Yes, 10 % of the Time


Not Applicable


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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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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