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Senior Manager Distribution Management (31030090)




Full Time


Roseville, Minnesota, United States

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Roseville Distribution Center, MN location in the Cardiac Rhythm Management division.

As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, we focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Senior Manager Distribution Management Provide direction, leadership and management for all operations and/or product support within Focused Factory. Utilize key metrics to achieve, daily order fulfillment, compliance, operational and financial goals while driving a high level of performance within the functional area Actively support the personal and professional development of individuals. Foster continuous improvement and encourage open communication. Interacts effectively and cooperatively, handles changes in work tasks and environment and takes prompt action to accomplish objectives.

What You’ll Work On

  • Manages Operations, support activities (i.e. SME for various teams, CAPA and compliance) and personnel within the functional area.

  • Supports product availability through efficient management of critical path operations and coordination with segment manager and support organizations.

  • Ensures compliance to GMP/ISO and Division Quality System requirements within Operations.

  • Makes timely and sound operational, business and scientific decisions.

  • Appropriately recognizes and elevates high-risk decisions.

  • Works with technical areas and provides guidance and expertise to support production troubleshooting.

  • Translates organizational goals into functional area goals and establishes systems to meet goals.

  • Plans, manages and updates budget and capital and recommends plans to resolve resource and financial gaps.

  • Presents, explains and resolves variances to budget.

  • Provides leadership and partners with key stake holders across the entity to drive process improvement and meet business objectives.

  • Provides leadership to Supply Chain Professionals through setting goals which align to the entity’s annual operating plans and managing the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring.

  • Develops a culture of continuous improvement, professional growth, cross functional/cross divisional collaboration and goal planning and execution.

  • Develops and communicates plans which ensure entity resources are optimized and service levels are not sacrificed and adequate inventory exists to support the organization.

  • Direct individuals, remove obstacles and implement practices which ensures customers receive product in a timely manner using cost efficient processes (workforce planning, inventory management, purchasing, systems utilization).

  • Analyzes team recommendations, then prepares, presents, obtains buy in, communicates and implements annual plans for assigned product lines.

  • Identifies and implements actions to maximize synergistic opportunities between all global entities.

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

  • 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 of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Tracks and reviews daily indices (e.g., capacity, cycle time, OT, procedural errors). Applies standard problem solving tools (e.g., fishbone diagram, pareto analysis) and recommends and implements corrective action so that the impact of the problem is minimized.

  • Interfaces with other areas to identify and solve problems.

  • Interprets data and information: Collects, analyzes and transmits financial and technical data and information, forecasts future performance based on history and environmental changes, assesses impact of decisions and actions on own area as well as other areas of the organization.

  • Meets all personnel-related requirements and deadlines, such as performance appraisals, merit budgets, etc.

  • Actively supports the implementation and execution of the identified projects. Identify projects to improve processes and /or cost reductions.

  • Maintain ownership and management responsibility for facility, utility and equipment (FUE), as well as, FUE and process validations/qualifications within the functional area.

  • Support ancillary activities associated with FUE and validations/qualifications.

  • Maintains leadership and accountability for all activities within Operations by timely decision making, motivating people, project management and ensures that all operations maintain compliance with Division’s Quality System.

  • Ensures product availability through timely completion of assigned tasks and projects within the functional area. Is accountable for budget performance within the functional area.

  • Manages assigned projects; including organizing and working cross-functionally and on teams, identify changes, providing guidance/direction, training and necessary resources.

  • Responsible for establishing a positive environment, communicating department objectives and results.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree In Business Administration or Supply Chain related body of knowledge OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum 10 years in Supply Chain experience with pattern of progressing responsibilities.

  • 3 years leading Supply Chain teams.

  • 5 years of experience in the Medical Device industry.

  • 7 years of experience working with Supply Chain software

  • Experience with global supply chain teams including policy and procedure development, strategy formulation, regulatory compliance, quality systems and product life cycle planning.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.

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

  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.

  • Ability to travel approximately 25%, including internationally.

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