Manager Supply Optimization at Abbott (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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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.


About Abbott

Structural Heart Business Mission: why we exist

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.
We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

Our location in Plymouth, MN., currently has an opportunity for a Supply Optimization Manager. The position is responsible for maximizing product availability while optimizing inventory over the long term planning horizon. Position will influence members of the finance, R&D, marketing, customer service, and other members of supply chain enterprise to create strategies for network optimization and inventory. Manages supply risks and uncertainty and plans mitigations to respond to dynamic business conditions.


Compliance: Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures & contracts.

Strategy: Collaborate with business franchises to identify and document key assumptions that could impact the supply network and develop strategies for efficient response to changes.

Performance: Acts as a organizational SME and provides guidance and direction to teammates to ensure consistent execution to and escalation of deviations from, agreed strategies.

Financial: Accurate projection and reduction of Distressed Inventory (Excess & Obsolescence). Develops plans for Plan, LBE and LRP packages.

Service: Maximizing customer experience through product availability. Ensures supply network optimization and flow of signals from customer to manufacturing are maintained to achieve overall business goals.

Inventory: Reduction of SH inventory to reduce capital, and distressed Inventory impact on the SH P&L.

Analysis: Develops tools to test the cost, flexibility and efficiency of the network.

Manages new product launch supply expectations to ensure market success.


  • Bachelors Degree - Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Management or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, negotiating, and general "people skills"
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with particular attention to detail.
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, negotiating, and general "people skills" - Excellent written and oral communications skills with particular attention to detail. Proficient with MS Excel and PowerPoint and presenting to executive leadership.
  • Experience utilizing SAP ERP system, strong Excel and Power BI background

  • Masters' degree
  • Supply Chain and Project Management certifications preferred


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 communities

Learn 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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NM Neuromodulation

United States > Minnesota > Plymouth : 5050 Nathan Lane N



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Abbott operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Abbot Park, IL. Abbott was founded in 2022. It has 97838 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 223 open jobs at Abbott, click here.
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