Abbott Manager, Materials & Warehousing in Westford, Massachusetts

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 Function

Lead AV Planning, Purchasing, and Material Handling departments, supporting AV product business units.

For Planning department:

· Facilitate Business Unit S&OP processes for business unit or entire site, provide direction to demand, supply, NPI, financial integration steps.

· Lead cross-site coordination on supply planning for products shared with other sites Establish and

continuously improve planning & scheduling business processes

· Manage planning of all new product launches and planning of product transfers to/from other manufacturing sites

· Maintain relationships, and benchmark with sister sites to continually look for improvement opportunities for planning.

· Lead effort and provide directions on achieving high product availability while minimizing finished goods inventory level.

For Purchasing:

· Manage direct and indirect materials for manufacturing activities, as well as materials for packaging/labeling activities.

· Establish and continuously improve purchasing processes

· Ensure purchasing and financial compliance with all inventory and non-inventory spend for the site

· Manage relationships with suppliers, build stronger relationships with high performance suppliers and

mitigate risks with poor performing suppliers

· Lead effort and provide directions on achieving high material availability while minimizing raw materials inventory level

· Participate in purchasing efforts led by corporate purchasing

· Achieving cost improvement goals related to raw materials while minimizing inventory cost such as excess & obsolete

For Material Handling:

· Manage raw material and expensed item inventory for AV manufacturing sites, as well as packaging/labeling activities

· Establish and continuously improve material handling and warehouse management processes

· Lead effort with Operations in ensuring high inventory accuracy in production-side inventory locations

-Minimize inventory level in non-warehouse locations next to production areas

Core Job Responsibilities

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

For Planning:

· Establish vision, strategy, and metrics for Planning department

· Lead effort with Operations to ensure 98.1% product availability for all products manufactured

· Lead effort in setting inventory target and optimizing inventory level at distribution centers

· Lead effort in achieving site-wide planning/manufacturing goals for adherence to supply plans, production schedules, and manufacturing turn-around time.

· Establish process to monitor and prioritize lots throughout the supply chain, coordinating efforts to prioritize production and supply chain activities

For Purchasing:

· Establish vision, strategy, and metrics for Purchasing department

· Manage raw material spend

· Manage expense purchase spend

· Manage raw material inventory

· Manage E&O budget

· Establish and achieve Purchase Price Variance, Cost Improvement Project goals in alignment with AV

Operations Strategy

For Material Handling:

· Establish vision, strategy, and metrics for Material Handling department

· Manage warehouses and stores areas in multiple manufacturing/packaging locations

· Manage raw materials

· Manage raw material inventory

  • Monitors processes for opportunities to improve safety and efficiency.

Establish and continuously improve cycle-counting processes that ensure inventory accuracy and are in

accordance to corporate requirements

Position Accountability / Scope

Responsible for customer service level of 98% for all AV products

· Responsible for raw material spend and negotiation

· Exempt employees and non-exempt employees

· Manages site S&OP planning

Minimum Education

Bachelor degree and 10+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. A good understanding of specified functional area.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

  • Medical Device experience Required

  • Managing staff

  • Experience with large scale ERP, i.e. Oracle, JD Edwards, SAP (SAP preferred)

  • Experience with EOL (End of Life) changes

  • Experience with high mix/low volume

  • Experience dealing with multi-site partnerships

  • Business Planning

  • Financial management

  • Inventory management and optimization

  • Capacity planning

  • Purchasing and negotiation skills

OPEN TO CONSIDER CANDIDATES AT A LOWER LEVEL

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 corpjat@abbott.com