Supply Chain Specialist

in Lake Forest, IL

Supply Chain Specialist Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


  • Req #


  • Job Location

    Lake Forest, IL, US

  • Job Category


  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

The Opportunity

Working under general supervision, provides analysis to Supply Chain team members which supports the company's global cash-flow optimization initiatives as well as other end-to-end supply chain improvements.

What You'll Do

  • Collaborates with cross-functional stakeholders across international markets and ARDx entities to support some or all of the following Supply Chain initiatives through analysis:
  • reduce inventory levels without decreasing customer service levels
  • minimize supply chain scrap expenses
  • improve asset management
  • optimize raw material, sub-assembly and/or finished goods flow
  • demand & supply forecast analysis to ensure all relevant business requirements/trends are incorporated and appropriately reflected.
  • Extracts data from ERP system to create various moderately complex reports used to identify inventory management, expired inventory, stock rotation initiatives, and other inventory/stocking issues.
  • Ensures the accuracy and completeness of the information that is entered in the ERP system.
  • Communicates all product availability risks as appropriate to affected departments and liaises with relevant departments to ensure the product is available to the customer
  • Prepares, summarizes and presents data accuracy, delivery performance & other key metrics to assess performance, modify production plans & assess/prioritize focused improvement efforts to mid-level management.
  • Publishes KPI's as required for all inventory-related metrics including forecast accuracy, DIOH, scrap reporting, line order fill rate, stock levels and PD delivery performance.
  • Establishes backup plans for scenarios related to potential changes in product offerings, customer volumes, manufacturing changes, etc.
  • Develops, maintains, and controls a realistic master receival schedule by balancing transportation, warehousing, and manufacturing requirements
  • Identifies and may be involved in process improvement projects which improve customer service levels, improve product flows, minimize supply chain costs and improve asset management.
  • Develop & maintain excellent cross-divisional, cross-functional and multi-geographical relationships with key business partners.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree (± 16 years) in Supply Chain, Business or equivalent preferred.
  • Progressively responsible experience in supply chain analysis.
  • 1+ year of experience with supply chain ERP/MRP systems.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • SAP experience
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel approximately 5%, including internationally.

The base pay for this position is $56,700.00 – $113,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • supply chain
  • supply chain analysis
  • inventory management
  • sap
  • kpi
  • transportation
  • business
  • focused improvement
  • asset management
  • business requirements
  • regulatory requirements
  • quality management
  • delivery performance
  • line
  • quality management systems
  • ability to effectively communicate

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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