Abbott Supply Chain Analyst in Menlo Park, 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.

Position Summary:

Develops, maintains and controls the master production schedule in accordance with the corporation's strategic business plan. Engages in special build and inventory analysis, such as obsolescence projections. Serves as an interface between Manufacturing, Marketing, and Supplier Development, as well as the main source of information regarding forecast and schedule changes within the Supplier Development Group. Acts as a major contributor in the operation's planning process.

Main Responsibilities:

Develops, maintains and controls a realistic master production schedule by balancing marketing requirements with manufacturing capacity and parts availability.

Communicates forecast and production schedule changes to Supplier Development Group.

Analyzes potential impact of forecast and production schedule changes on component procurement and production volume.

Ensures consistency between product sales information and product build schedules.

Collaborates with Manufacturing and Supply Chain to appropriately manage inventory levels and minimize obsolescence.

Perform "What if" analyses to aid in optimal scheduling, priorities and decision making.

Monitors and analyzes supplier performance indicators in order to proactively identify potential supply problems.

Communicates all product availability risks as appropriate to effected departments.

Liases with relevant departments to ensures product is available to the customer.

Communicates demand changes for the S&OP process.


Bachelor's degree plus 2-5 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

2-5 years of related work experience

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