Abbott Manager Supply Optimization in Temecula, 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 Job Functions:

The position is responsible for maximizing product availability while optimizing inventory over the long-term planning horizon. Position will influence members of the finance, R&D, marketing, customer service, and other members of supply chain enterprise to create strategies for network optimization and inventory. Manages supply risks and uncertainty and plans mitigations to respond to dynamic business conditions.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  1. Compliance: Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures & contracts.

  2. Strategy: Collaborate with business units & external third party providers to identify and document key assumptions that could impact the supply network and develop strategies for efficient response to changes.

  3. Performance: Provides guidance and direction to teammates to ensure consistent execution to and escalation of deviations from, agreed strategies.

  4. Financial: Accurate projection and reduction of Distressed Inventory (Excess & Obsolescence). Develops plans for Plan, LBE and LRP packages.

  5. Service: Maximizing customer experience through product availability.

  6. Inventory: Reduction of AV inventory to reduce capital, Standards Revision Variance (SRV) and distressed Inventory impact on the AV P&L. Analysis: Develops tools to test the cost, flexibility and efficiency of the network.

Position Accountability / Scope:

Within an assigned scope of products:

  • Representing Supply interests during new product introduction and throughout significant change events

  • Collaborating with the demand planning team to identify scenarios that require demand forecasts and documenting assumptions and levels of risk

  • Influencing the AV manufacturing sites, Third Party providers and Distribution Center supply teams

  • Interaction with the Marketing and Commercial teams for inventory reduction and delivery of customer service expectations

  • Leading the reduction of AV inventory & reduction in enterprise wide distressed inventory

plans and organizes project assignments of substantial complexity and strategic impact to organization

Minimum Education:

-Bachelor degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Management

-MBA preferred

-Supply Chain and Project Management certifications preferred

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

-Minimum of 5 years of related work experience

-This position requires excellent leadership, problem solving, negotiating, and general “people skills”

-Excellent written and oral communications skills with particular attention to detail.

-Proficient with MS Excel and PowerPoint and presenting to executive leadership

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