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Manager Demand Planning

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.About AbbottDiagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.Our location in Lake Forest, IL currently has an opportunity for a Manager Demand Planning. - The primary function is to develop demand based sales forecasts for all products. The forecasts will be developed using internally developed user models, statistical analysis and through direct interface with Marketing and Sales, Manufacturing Operations and Finance. Demand forecasts drive Annual Plan / Update and LBE sales planning, resulting production planning, LRP forecasts and required capital investment planning. WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Manages supply chain program management process and execution.
  • Develops and manages the demand & supply plans during the new product development process and its lifecycle.
  • Engage Marketing and Sales, Manufacturing Operations and Finance and lead the monthly Demand Reviews Cycle, being a crucial part of the S&OP process.
  • Establish models, databases and procedures for data assimilation and reporting.
  • Develop contingency plans in advance to facilitate immediate action in response to demand changes that negatively impact inventory on hand for assigned area.
  • Develop transition strategy and forecasts during product transitions including product launches, end of life, conversions and transfers.
  • Lead communications to business unit cross functional management issues related to product sales forecasts and product availability for assigned area.
  • Monitor monthly performance of sales and forecasts to identify and communicate trends that indicate gaps.
  • Ensuring Supply chain material master data in the ERP system is accurately maintained and is reflected in all the business processes.
  • Represents the supply chain program management function in working with the Site integration, Operations, and other departments as necessary on product transfer process.
  • Develops ramp-up and ramp-down schedule as the product transfers from one site to the other.
  • Working with the site supply chain, supplier quality teams on local supplier selection process.
  • Identifies & manages process improvement projects that improve customer service levels, improve product flows, minimize supply chain costs and improve asset management.
  • Partners with Engineering, production and global teams on continuous improvement projects.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • In collaboration with Area's drive improvement in forecast accuracy and demand process'.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels including employees, customers and suppliers.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING---Required
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field
    • 8 Years experience in progressively more responsible work in Materials or re
    • lated fieldPreferred
      • MBA
      • 5 Years experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity
      • Proven Demand Planning experience in a complex cross-functional and global organization preferably in the medical sector.
      • Comprehensive extensive experience in managing project teams or equivalent.
      • Must be skilled at delegation, follow-up, and team building.
      • Comprehensive verbal and written analytical/problem solving, communication, negotiation, interpersonal and presentation skills are essential.WHAT WE OFFER At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
        • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
        • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
        • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
        • Paid time off
        • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
        • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communitiesLearn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is anEqual Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Lake Forest , Manager Demand Planning, Executive , Lake Forest, California

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