Abbott Global Supply Manager in Alameda, California

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.

Primary function: Responsible for global supply planning for meters, readers, and accessories. Includes finished goods inventory planning, manufacturing master schedule generation, distribution requirements planning, and raw meter/reader planning.

Responsible to provide input to IBP TPM process and IBP demand control process.

Work cross functional with international commercial operations, finances, R&D, program and global sourcing teams to ensure market successfully new product introductions, improved produce availability, timely product delivery, and reduced cost and obsolescence.

Major responsibilities: Provide leadership and coordination for global supply planning activities. Develop plans that meet division strategies and goals for product availability and costs while taking into consideration material and capacity constraints. Responsible for generation of DRP and MPS plans on a global scale across the distribution chain, manufacturing operations, and contract manufacturing. Provide input and support to the implementation of the integrated business processes and long range plan. Work with other WW supply chain organization to identify and implement supply chain optimization projects to reduce costs, lead time, and improve product availability. Support the development and implementation of Advance planning systems. Manage the coordination and integration of data from multiple software systems to facility divisional reporting and planning activities. Lead supply planning activities in connections with product introductions and discontinuation to ensure smooth and effective program execution, minimizing obsolescence while ensuring product availability. Be proactive and direct in communicating opportunities, issues and requirements ensuring that management and senior staff are current on all critical matters, with a focus on resolution alternatives, recommendations and implementation planning, costs and benefits. Maintain and develop positive relationships with commercial affiliates, global forecasting, program, finance, global sourcing and R&D to positively influence decision-making and improve performance. Contribute to building a strong team with a commitment to the company’s core values.

Supervise: one direct report


  • Bachelor's of Science required,Masters

  • Ideally, APICS CPIM certified

  • 6-10 years of relevant experience in sales & operation planning, production planning, master scheduling, logistics management, inventory planning, supplier management, project management, customer service, supply planning, or demand planning

  • Proven leadership skills, results oriented, team player, self-starter who can operation in a dynamic and diverse environment

  • Extensive experience in management information systems development and implementation

  • Medical device background preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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