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Abbott Manager IBP and Demand Planning (m/f/d) in Wiesbaden-Delkenheim, Germany

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In Germany, Abbott has more than 3,000 employees working in manufacturing, research and development, logistics, sales and marketing. They are located at Abbott`s German headquarters in Wiesbaden and its sites in Hanover, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Wetzlar, Eschborn, Witten, Cologne and Jena. Abbott Automation Solutions in Hamburg (formerly GLP Systems) is now Abbott.

Abbott in Germany is looking for a

Manager IBP and Demand Planning International Supply Chain (m/f/d)

The position is based in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Be the lead for Integrated Business Planning (IBP), build / manage an end-to-end process that is sustainable and reliable across the entire supply chain.

  • Create demand forecasts through cross-functional alignment; influence those outside of direct control, resolve conflicts to deliver consensus forecasts

  • Measure forecasting accuracy and provides corrective actions to minimize / eliminate forecasting bias

  • Create and maintain custom scenario planning reports and analyze trends in a timely manner to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of future forecasts

  • Execute the consolidation of countries’ forecasts; highlight key assumptions, forecast accuracy, significant variances and partner cross-functionally to address any opportunities/risks

  • Review historical sales trends, investigate demand drivers, prepare forecast data for both values and units, develop forecast models and evaluate forecast results

  • Perform gap analysis on forecast plan between demand forecast and financial forecast systems

  • Coordinate with Marketing team for new products forecast

  • Provide Commercial team with accurate data and business insights to facilitate them improving forecast accuracy and compliance with standard IBP process

  • Drive weekly demand execution review with affiliates and division for appropriate actions

  • Drive monthly forecast roll review with affiliates and prepare updates to division

  • Contact point with Global IBP team and responsible for elevation process as established by division

  • Support inventory management in affiliates

  • Work with affiliates/key countries to review supply plan issued by global supply team to identify supply gaps in supporting demand plan

  • Work with order management team on shipment schedule and prioritization, open purchase order reconciliation, etc.

  • Overseeing processes in delivery of the month/ quarter: analyze the demand for the month / quarter and work closely with Supply Chain team as well as Distribution manager to ensure sales commitments can be met. Creates and manages area or country product/shipment allocations during times of short supply

  • Manage and monitor sales metrics to help ensure focus on the right accounts / activities

  • Ensure in-market execution by tracking progress of Key Performance Indicators to drive business goals and targets

  • Drive adoption and training of new analytical models, tools and reporting dashboards

  • Driving continuous improvement in the commercial (sales and operations) processes to improve business performance (metrics, KPIs, etc.)

  • Provide internal support to the business to create custom reports when needed; understand, track and provide support on regional business plan success metrics

  • Opportunity maximization and vulnerability mitigation: Manage the ongoing Opportunity & Vulnerability process to help the region identify, manage and realize opportunities by ensuring continuous pipeline ideation and driving execution against prioritized opportunities while simultaneously ensuring the launch of robust mitigation measures against all prioritized risks

  • Other involvement in project management and/or business initiatives as required

  • Communication: support management team in demand planning and forecasting accuracy improvements, develop and maintain communication links between finance, marketing, sales, and commercial excellence to ensure proper execution of the forecast

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or related fields

  • Multiple years of experience in demand planning/forecasting or other supply chain related position

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Good understanding of the commercial needs

  • Experience working in regional role preferred

  • Good communication and teamwork skills with ability to communicate across all organizational levels; confident presenting to senior management

  • Culturally aware

  • Self-starter able to work and deliver to challenging deadlines

  • Enjoys working independently in an agile business environment

  • Fluent in English, other languages will be an advantage

Abbott Germany has a range and variety of jobs on offer in a positive and dynamic environment that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide development opportunities as part of our comprehensive Talent Management Program. Your contribution to the company’s success will be rewarded with a competitive salary package. We offer comprehensive benefits to suit the lifestyles of all our employees, from a retirement plan that is far above market average, a save-as-you-earn program, to educational scholarships for children, and health management initiatives for staff and their dependents.

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application.

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