1+ months

Mgr, Global Inventory

Temecula, CA

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.


Lead organization responsible for providing daily reivew, analysis, and reconciliation of inventory reports for the division.  Personally accountable for both the accuracy and availability of related data.  Manage the continuous monitoring of multiple internal and global vendor owned systems.  Inventory values throughout the network equate to over $50 million.  Discrepancies must be investigated and resolved for adjustments to take place.  Multiple internal and external organizations involvement must be managed so the appropriate decision makers are engaged in resolution and financial reports are updated based on findings.  Inventories must be completed in a timely manner with results reported through financial operations.

Responsible for the relationship between ADC and 3PL providers including a leadership role in initiatives being implemented to service the business.  Has weekly calls/updates and directs their daily activities based on customer needs.

Responsible for design and implementation of divisional and corporate-wide initiatives relating to distribution, inventory, and financial manuals.


Responsible for worldwide product inventory reconciliation for all areas of ADC.

Responsible for investigating discrepancies, reconciliations, adjustments, and improving existing practices to eliminate future issues.

Responsible for insuring quarterly audits take place at all sites having significant inventory.

Responsible for reporting month-end inventory numbers utilized in ADC's financial statements.

Work with IT to make systems enhancements concerning inventory, stock transfers, returns, and reporting.

Responsible for management of 3PL providers in executing inventory transactions including fulfillment of orders, processing returns, transfer of inventory, as well as guiding them in new policies.

Responsible for selecting, managing and devloping direct reports involved in inventory reconciliation.

Monitor and train 3PL partners as needed to advance ADC requirements.

Work with various departments to gain support for change/improvements.

Incorporate additional projects as determined by changing business needs.

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management.


Position reports to the Director, WW Supply Chain Operations and has significant autonomy in representation of the division's requirements for managing in excess of $50 million of inventory.

Accountable for demonstrating inventory accuracy by providing daily review, analysis, and reconciliation of inventory reports for the division.

This requires continuous monitoring of various systems both identifying and correcting service gaps and opportunities for improvement.

Failure to do so would create an inefficient network with a dissatisfied customer base.

Accountable for managing up to $12 million in annual 3PL spend.

Incorrect management will lead to excessive costs, poor customer service, and reduced profit.

Manage 3PLs to ADC quality approved standards, including warehousing, transportation, and other logistics functions.

Failure to do so will lead to fines, suspension of privileges, and poor product quality.

Accountable for collaboration with other divisions while meeting Division corporate objectives.

Failure to do so will limit ability to leverage volume for service/price improvements as well as negatively affect Abbott's abilit to do same.

Develop and deliver proposals, analytics, and other presentations to senior levels of management within ADC and Abbott.


BA in Business or BS in related technical field e.g. Engineering.  Masters degree a plus.    7 years of previous experience in Logistics, Operations, 3PL or Inventory Management.  Demonstrated excellent Project Management, analytical and communication skills.  Proven track record of success in development and implementation of logistics, warehousing, dstirbution, and/or transportation processes.  Previous experience in international supply chain required.  Previous supervisor/management experience in a high matrixed environment preferred.
Job Family: Supply Chain
Division: AVD Vascular
Travel: Not specified
Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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