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Abbott Supply Chain Data Scientist in Waukegan, Illinois


At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Planning and Data Analytics, this Supply Chain DataScientist will have high visibility and opportunities for collaboration with leadership and cross-functional teams around the world under the Infectious Diseases Developed Markets business unit under Abbott Rapid Diagnostics. It will be a key contributor to business unit’s data analytics maturity roadmap to enable automation and insight generations across all supply chain planning function for the business unit. Working under general supervision, Supply Chain Data Scientist will develop the next generation of business analytics that will transform the Business Intelligence experience to executives and a large group of internal cross-functional key stakeholders.

We support a rapidly expanding business unit within Abbott. We liaise with Manufacturing operations in US, Korea, China amongst many other external Global Suppliers. We serve and support a global customer base and provide essential testing solution including rapid COVID-19 tests (ID NOW, BinaxNow, Pnbio, etc.). Our primary ERP systems are SAP and Fourth Shift.

This role is to be based in one of the Abbott Rapid Diagnostics headquarters located in Lake Forest, IL, USA.

Responsibilities andDuties

  • Design, deploy andautomate supply chain reporting and BI tools

  • Develop businessintelligence improvement processes and roadmap

  • Collaborate with SupplyChain Data Analyst and other internal team members to develop/upgrade tools toanalyse current & projected performance and outline data driven opportunitiesfor performance improvement.

  • Streamline data acquisitionand transformation processes

  • Develop predictive modelsto project demand, supply, inventory and distribution plans.

  • Identify and recommendconstraints against order fulfilment and revenue specifying constraints thatneed to be addressed.

  • Develop automated reportingcapability that provides real time performance insights.

  • Collaborate with IT,Finance, Commercial and Supply Chain to build solutions that supports all Businessanalysis requirements from a standard data set.

  • Outline process enhancementsand transformations across the Supply Chain functions based on the insightscreated.

  • Actively prepare andparticipate in monthly S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) review.

  • The role will evolve toleading and building organizational capability through identifying anddeveloping additional analytical resources through intern and graduate programs,leveraging across Abbott Business Units.


  • 3+ years of data analystor data scientist experience.

  • Highly skilled in PowerBI, PowerQuery, Tableau, Alteryx and/or one of the following programminglanguages - SQL, R, Python, C, VB, etc..

  • Experience of supplychain in medical device industry is an advantage.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in SupplyChain, Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Maths or Data Science.

  • Ability to travel globallyas required (with advance planning)

  • A strong track recordof collaborating with and influencing multifunctional, globally dispersed teams, witha project environment preferred.

  • Experience of presentingto Global Executive teams.

  • Proficiency with project managementmethodologies and techniques preferred.

  • Demonstrated organizational and leadershipskills necessary required to lead process changes.

An equal opportunity employer,Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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