Senior Manager, Supply Chain



Westfield, IN, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Senior Supply Chain Manager

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Westfield, IN., location in the Structural Heart medical device division. Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Supply Chain Manager. This role has ownership of supply chain through a team of managers and individual contributors of assigned value stream/product lines and is responsible for some or all of the following supply chain roles: new product launches, product line transfers, end of life (EOL) product life cycle planning, purchasing, production scheduling, inventory management, customer service, freight, logistics, and site warehouse efficiency. Responsible for managing people, processes, systems and metrics to scorecard our performance in these areas.

What You’ll Work On

  • Provides leadership and partners with key stake holders within the manufacturing teams to drive process improvement and meet business demands in some or all of the following functions: new product launches, product line transfers, end of life (EOL) product life cycle planning, purchasing, production scheduling, inventory management, customer service, supply chain systems, freight and logistics and warehouse efficiency.

  • Manages metrics for the Supply Chain organization to measure success in each sub-discipline within Supply Chain. Shares results with key stakeholders. Develops, presents, obtains buy-in and implements action plans based on metric results.

  • Works with manufacturing site and functional leaders to recommend annual operating plans.

  • Prepares inventory and cost forecasts and budget recommendations for manager

  • Creates action plans from new product core team meetings and manages implementation and execution of action plans.

  • Provides leadership to teams through setting goals which align to the teams annual plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring.

  • Develops a culture of continuous improvement, professional growth, cross functional collaboration and goal planning and execution.

  • Removes obstacles and implement practices which ensures customers receive product in a timely manner using cost efficient processes (workforce planning, inventory management, purchasing, systems utilization).

  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

  • Travel for position up to 10%.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, a related field, or equivalent.

  • 6+ plus years of progressively more responsible work experience.

  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience at a supervisory/managerial level.

  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in SAP.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced credential, such as an MBA, MA, MS, or APICS certification

  • Medical Device experience preferred

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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The base pay for this position is $125,300.00 – $250,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.