Abbott Global Process Manager Supply Chain Management (SCM GPM) in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The SCM GPM is responsible for the global end to end processes for Supply Chain Management (SCM), they provide business process improvement capabilities to advance the implementation of a multidivisional enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enabling technologies with a focus on the Planning, Manufacturing, Quality and Warehousing processes, and an emphasis on end to end process optimization and standardization across the business and corporate functions, including IT.


  • Establish and sustain end to end process and data accountability, participating in various Supply Chain process councils were applicable.

  • Establish and sustain Process Change Control for SCM end to end process,

  • Act as the global process and data standards sponsor for the SCM thread process area, provide leadership for end to end process across Abbott divisional areas.

  • Working in a matrixed environment, assure the regional teams follow global direction to ensure standardization

  • Set the strategic direction for global process design

  • Work directly with the ERP program and Abbott divisional functions as the business owner of the end to end process to develop overall business strategy and prioritization of initiatives

  • Lead the process harmonization/business systems and working in combination with Business Relation Managers (BRM) drive the associated end to end process strategies and gain buy-in from key stakeholders

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Act as a liaison with Abbott Division and Corporate business partners.

  • Identify, drive and monitor continuous improvement related to the SCM process area and create opportunities to bring service innovation to Abbott across the end to end process

  • Ensure adequate and timely root cause analysis to understand problem drivers and implementation of necessary corrections and/or changes

  • Define and agree KPIs and performance measures associated with the end to end process, benchmark the process performance, and establish the mechanisms to manage performance over time

  • Work closely with Business Process Management Executive for leadership responsibilities related to business strategy, business case development, and business design decision making.

  • Work with/be supported by functional process managers FPM’s for both strategic and legacy business process and systems in the divisions/countries.

  • Identify and lead opportunities for change management at a senior level is which is essential for securing buy-in from senior management.

  • Must be viewed as the process leader within the Supply Chain Management function and other organizations associated with the end to end process, as the position will be responsible for influencing all levels of Abbott, from executive to staff members across the Supply Chain, finance (Division/Finance executives, Finance Controllers, Operations leadership, etc.) and operating unit’s business management at the Corporate, Division, Region, Area, and Country levels.

  • Interact effectively with leaders of support functions as new processes are designed and implemented (Information technology, Internal/external audit, legal, compliance, etc.)

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