Abbott Materials & Logistics Supervisor in Irving, Texas

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Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. Manage the direct activities of an area within a department or function. Provides direct supervision to professional,direct or indirect labor staff. Insure that plans are implemented and milestones are achieved. Direct the activities of staff to achieve objectives at lowest cost.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Gather and prepare trend information and recommend areas of focus.

  • Assist in the preparation of the financial plan,gather financial and other data to support the plan.

  • Assist in the development of the capital plan by identifying projects to improve processes,reduce costs,and maintain operations.

  • Sets standards and monitors staff performance,provide performance feedback,write and conduct appraisals for employees,recommend merit increases and promotions,deliver rewards and sanctions.

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance.

  • Understand detailed area operations (function specific).

  • Regularly makes decisions which impact quality,time or cost,timely decisions are required regarding issues such as to proceed or abort,work OT,etc.. Manages assigned projects,work cross functionally to identify changes and necessary resources.

  • Develop and recommend departmental reward and recognition programs.

  • Assist employees in the creation of development plans,work with employees to meet their development needs.

  • Establish the motivational climate for the group.

  • Communicate work center/department objectives and results.

  • Uses time effectively,both for self and others,identifies appropriate meeting participants and uses meetings effectively.

  • Coach teams,provide guidance,direction,training,resources,and time.

  • Direct supervision of workforce.

  • Create a climate of trust and respect within the group . Exchanges information with employees,peers,and management regarding operations.

  • Conducts individual discussions with employees,including performance reviews,and development,discipline,and staffing interviews.

  • Interviews candidates for positions on the direct staff.

  • Interact with peers in operations and within other cross-functional groups.

  • Responds directly to on- site requests for information from internal and external regulatory agencies.

  • Plans Activity Structure: Makes plans to accomplish assigned activities and projects,establishes priorities so as to handle competing demands,optimizes use of available resources,estimates time and resources necessary to complete tasks or projects,establishes follow up systems.

  • Troubleshoots: Tracks and reviews daily indices (e.g.,line outputs,labor efficiency,reject rates) and regulatory requirements to identity gaps between current and desired performance,applies standard problem solving tools (e.g.,fishbone diagrams,Pareto analysis),recommends and implements corrective action so that the impact of the problem is minimized,interfaces with other areas to identify and solve problems.

  • Interprets Data and Information: Collects,analyzes,and transmits financial and technical data and information,forecasts future performance based on history and environmental changes,assesses impact of decisions and actions on own and other areas of the organization,Staffs Positions: Recruits,interviews,and selects candidates to fill current position openings.,Utilizes Financial Information: Makes day-to-day decisions which demonstrate a basic understanding of the financial business drivers (e.g.,ROl,factory costs,cost reductions) and their inter-relationships.

  • Adapts Information to Customer Needs: Adjusts communication style and medium (oral,written,or electronic) to meet the needs of the receiver (direct reports,peers,customers,managers),delivers only important information,uses appropriate level of language and detail for the receiver.

  • Exchanges Information: Shares information with appropriate timeliness,accuracy,and frequency so as to meet the needs of the receiver,distributes background information prior to meetings and conferences,allows adequate response time when making requests and promptly responds to requests for information,keeps parties potentially affected by decisions apprised of events.

  • Listens Actively: Receives and interprets both verbal and non-verbal messages,confirms understanding of message before responding,asks for help and ideas when appropriate.

  • Motivates Others: Promotes productivity and morale by treating others with respect and dignity,listening to different points of view,taking ownership and responsibility for own actions,displaying consistency between words and actions,following through on commitments,being available to answer questions,providing positive feedback on individual and team accomplishments,and providing and receiving developmental feedback in a timely and non-threatening manner.

  • Confronts Issues: Raises issues that block the achievement of individual and team performance (e.g.,performance and discipline problems),voices opinions and concerns without waiting to be asked,and attempts to establish areas of difference as well as areas of common interest.

  • Coaches Direct Reports: provides on-the-job guidance,instruction,training,and resources.

  • Identifies Self Development Needs: Translates changes in business goals and objectives into the skills,knowledge and experience needed for future work,and establishes appropriate development goals.

  • Plans for Development of Direct Reports: Assesses strengths,development needs,and promotability of direct reports and provides feedback,gives input into development plans,provides opportunities for growth and learning,provides career guidance and support.

  • Participates as a Team Member: Contributes to the creation of the team's mission,objectives,and strategies,accepts team decisions and works toward their implementation.

  • Participates as a Team Leader: Establishes and supports the norms and conditions for a work environment that supports team productivity,draws on the strengths of each team member,seeks input of team members,works cross functionally to resolve issues.

  • Builds Teams: Determines if the team approach is warranted,identifies talents necessary for team success,ensures all relevant functional areas are represented on the team,recruits team members.

  • Recognizes Risk: Recognizes risk relative to procedures and takes appropriate action.

  • Quantifies Risk: Identifies and quantifies the financial,quality,regulatory,and human considerations associated with decisions.

  • Stays Current: Demonstrates awareness of the changing competitive,technological,healthcare,and regulatory environments,and demonstrates a perspective beyond one's own function.

  • Improves Processes: Utilizes information from seminars,benchmarking,focus groups,etc.,to identify trends and generate recommendations for continuous process improvements in such areas as reduced costs,new technologies,and reject rates.

  • Aligns Work with Function Priorities: Understands functional strategy and carries out responsibilities in line with functional priorities.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent operations experience. 3-5 years in Supply Chain, Distribution or Operations. Experience may include manufacturing or distribution environment; knowledge of materials and inventory computer systems; Fork-lift certifications required Experience with CAPA and Change control preferred Thorough understanding of Abbott planning / inventory management or distribution systems

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