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Abbott Global Supply Chain Manager in Alameda, California

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Primary function: Want to join Abbott's fastest growing medical device division and improve the lives of millions of people living with diabetes around the world? This position at Abbott Diabetes Care is responsible for global supply planning for our Continuous Glucose Monitoring (FreeStyle Libre) products. Includes finished goods inventory planning, manufacturing master schedule generation, distribution requirements planning, and component planning for long term.

Responsible to provide input to IBP (integrated business planning) TPM (third-party manufacturing) process and IBP demand control process.

Work cross functional with international commercial operations, finances, R&D, program and global sourcing teams to ensure market successfully new product introductions, improved produce availability, timely product delivery, and reduced cost and obsolescence.

Major responsibilities: Provide leadership and coordination for global supply planning activities. Develop plans that meet division strategies and goals for product availability and costs while taking into consideration material and capacity constraints. Responsible for generation of DRP and MPS plans on a global scale across the distribution chain, manufacturing operations, and contract manufacturing. Provide input and support to the implementation of the integrated business processes and long range plan. Work with other WW supply chain organization to identify and implement supply chain optimization projects to reduce costs, lead time, and improve product availability. Support the development and implementation of Advance planning systems. Manage the coordination and integration of data from multiple software systems to facility divisional reporting and planning activities. Lead supply planning activities in connections with product introductions and discontinuation to ensure smooth and effective program execution, minimizing obsolescence while ensuring product availability. Be proactive and direct in communicating opportunities, issues and requirements ensuring that management and senior staff are current on all critical matters, with a focus on resolution alternatives, recommendations and implementation planning, costs and benefits. Maintain and develop positive relationships with commercial affiliates, global forecasting, program, finance, global sourcing and R&D to positively influence decision-making and improve performance. Contribute to building a strong team with a commitment to the company’s core values.


  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred

  • Ideally, APICS CPIM certified

  • 6-10 years of relevant experience in sales & operation planning, production planning, master scheduling, long term planning, inventory planning, supplier management, project management, customer service, supply planning, or demand planning

  • Proven leadership skills, results oriented, team player, self-starter who can operation in a dynamic and diverse environment

  • Extensive experience in management information systems development and implementation

  • Medical device background preferred

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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