Abbott Supply Chain Manager in Sydney, Australia

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Supply Chain Manager to support our Operations Manager. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for product supply planning and execution, inbound logistics and procurement from 3rd parties, managing Opex, inbound freight and scrap costs within target levels.

The main aspects of this role include:

  • Manage & maintain Inventory levels to achieve the DIOH & Service level targets established by the business.

  • Develop and execute strategies to minimise expired and obsolete inventory. Identify future risk, fix root causes and take action to avoid cost. Prepare and publish expiring and low UBD reports for action by the business.

  • Maintain the integrity of the business inventory systems and validation programs.

  • Provide resolution for all supply issues. Build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers including sales management, product management, territory management, customer service, quality and regulatory affairs.

  • Provide support to the sales and marketing teams in inventory analysis and optimisation of stock levels through consignment management, product launches, recalls and swap outs.

  • Development of all reporting required for comprehensive review on inventory management performance across Australia and New Zealand for product portfolio

  • Manage relationship with 3rd party suppliers, inbound freight providers and customs agents. Including price negotiations, SLA management and annual reviews. Ensure costs are in line with budget levels.

  • Attend regional S&OP meetings with global planning stakeholders.

  • Ensure compliance with global customs and trade requirements

  • Assessing the current planning processes and implementing improvements where necessary

In addition to the above, the relevant experience is required:

  • Tertiary qualification in supply chain or business related discipline

  • APIC's qualification preferred.

  • Minimum 3 year experience in similar role ideally in global healthcare organization.

  • Extensive SAP MM, Purchasing, APO, SNP experience.

  • Advanced Excel and MS Office

  • Experience in use of Business Objects reporting or similar

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

This role will work within a team of very capable and passionate individuals committed to getting the best outcomes for the patients and the customers that we serve.

Abbott provides some fantastic benefits for our employees, these include:

  • Free Parking

  • Onsite Gym

  • Mothers Room

  • Discounted Healthcare

  • Discounted Shares program

  • Fresh fruit available to employees

  • AND…..Lots, lots more

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit our careers site at for more information

Abbott is an equal opportunity employer

We ask that recruiters respect our internal recruitment process and PSA panel, and refrain from contacting us, or referring candidates to this role.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email