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Abbott Inventory Warehouse Supervisor in Minnetonka, Minnesota

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.

Working under broad supervision, provides Inventory Control Strategy, Vision, and Leadership for the Operations Inventory Control function, which includes all material movements, inventory transactions, and associated staff. Responsibility for improvements in productivity and risk reduction through all areas of the Operations Inventory Control function

Job Duties:

  • Provides overall Operations Inventory Control Development and Support

  • Continuously improve the Operations Inventory Control function in concert with cross functional peers in Value Streams and Supply Chain

  • Development and continuous improvement of Inventory Control performance metrics

  • Support Manufacturing Capacity Planning & Execution

  • Support On-Time Delivery

  • Support Manufacturing Lead Time Reduction

  • Employee Development and Morale

  • Manages department budget

  • Departmental Cost Center Expense Control

  • Capital Requirements Planning & Execution

  • Develops Inventory Control improvement strategies based on the business goals and aligned with Lean Manufacturing principles and in compliance to FDA and all other applicable agency regulations

  • Develops the initiatives that support company cost reduction and performance improvement goals

  • Leads and coaches the Inventory Control Team in development of the plans and tactics that will meet improvement goals.

  • Develops budgets and manages expenses and capital needs for the area

  • Works closely with engineering, procurement, customer support, product support, sales and marketing, finance and other functional organizations to meet or exceed customer requirements

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


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

  • 5 years experience in a warehouse/manufacturing environment required (medical preferred)

  • Ability to learn, train, and follow good manufacturing practices (FDA/GMP's) and other applicable regulatory standards (i.e., ISO9000) and ensure operational compliance

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Ability to travel approximately 5%, including internationally.

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