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Senior Manager, Integrated Cartridge Supply Chain, Abbott Point Of Care (ottawa)

June 30 2022
Categories Supply chain, Purchasing, Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing
Ottawa, ON

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 113,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott Point of Care is a worldwide leader in providing with-patient care solutions that are intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers. By delivering lab-quality results in minutes, our i-STAT® System family of with-patient products and services fosters a collaborative, patient-centred environment while driving operational performance. We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with more than 1,500 global employees and a presence in 84 countries. Our 46,500 square metre, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Abbott Pointe, is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Status: Regular, Full Time

Position Overview:

The Integrated Supply Chain Senior Manager partners with internal business functions and external suppliers to balance cartridge demand and supply that improves on-time delivery, optimize operation and inventory, and reduced total costs as well as supply risks. It supports development of business unit growth opportunities as well as cartridge operational cost reduction initiatives. The position is located at Ottawa with ~4 direct and ~6 indirect reports and reports to Senior Director, Global Supply Chain.

Creating and meeting short and long-term end-to-end cartridge supply chains goals to support our customers and business requirements through management of the planning and direct material purchasing globally. Sets strategic direction for the materials organization in procurement and supply planning, and production of goods and services for the production site. Leads key supply chain strategic and tactical initiatives. The organization achieves this through balancing numerous conflicts and constantly changing elements, e.g. customer demand, inventory investment, production capabilities, changing business needs and strategies, regulatory requirements, new product landscape, technology changes and supplier capabilities. Interface with upper management including Director, VP and DVP in Operations, Sales, Marketing, Finance and R&D. Provide key financial input on decisions that will drive the strategic/tactical direction of the business unit.


  • Lead a team of approximately 10 direct and indirect reports supporting 24/7 operations at Ottawa

  • Balance demand and supply to meet global customer requirements at service level of higher than 98.5% and achieve business unit inventory target.

  • Responsible for assigned product line inventory projection, strategy, execution and short/long term planning including raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods. Monitor and recommend modifications to manufacturing forecasts to optimize customer product supply service levels and days on hand finished goods inventory globally.

  • Set direction for direct Purchasing planning, areas included strategic buys, day-to-day supply planning for direct materials and performance of 3~4 buyer planners;

  • Monitor supply performance and collaborate with Strategic Procurement Manager, Manufacturing and Quality to address any supply gaps

  • Work proactively with commercial areas and plant operations during times of product allocation and develop contingency plans, manage communication with senior management on revenue impact as required and also manage communication between marketing/sales & manufacturing operations.

  • Lead monthly and weekly production/supply scheduling meetings with plant manufacturing, adjust the detailed scheduling based on the production outputs and demand variation, review and approve plant’s detailed scheduling plan. Manage planners, including training, mentoring, goal setting and performance review.

  • Participate in the integrated business planning process with the manufacturing team, provide inputs to the executive S&OP meetings

  • Lead or support global Supply Chain improvement projects and execute supply chain policies/strategies set by Global Supply Chain Senior Director

  • Establish and execute new product launch supply scenarios in collaboration with Commercial, R&D, Finance, and Manufacturing

  • Collaborate with Abbott affiliates globally to develop local/regional supply strategy as well as processes and improve the service to OUS customers.

  • Optimize use of MPS/MRP tools and develop appropriate tools for data analysis and metrics

  • Travel requirement: 15%

Required Education and Experience:

  • 7+ years supply chain or operation experience required, preferably in healthcare or other highly regulated industries, experienced with quality systems

  • Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in Supply Chain, Operation or Engineering; APICS certified preferred

  • Procurement planning experience preferred

  • Strong MPS/MRP knowledge with detailed understanding of how to optimize master data setting that optimize the planning

  • Experience working in a global environment required; experienced with international distribution and business development preferred

  • Self-motivated and strong leadership to challenge status quo

  • Strong Customer Focus and ability to get results.

  • Demonstrated process improvement skills.

  • Ability to make business decisions under uncertainty

  • Demonstrated ability to influence stake holders, effectively work and communicate in matrix global organization (sales, marketing, plant, warehouse, customer service, etc.)

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We strongly believe that a diverse workforce fosters more creative and innovative thinking throughout the organization. Creating an inclusive environment, where everyone is respected and valued, enables us to leverage our diversity as a business driver and strengthens our position as a global leader.

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