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Sr Global Demand Specialist

  • Lake Forest, USA

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.



The Opportunity

The Sr Global Demand Specialist role will support the overall Demand & S&OP Process for Abbott’s Rapid Diagnostics Infectious Disease-Emerging Markets business unit. The role will be assisting the overall S&OP process by collecting, validating and summarizing the inputs coming from Areas, as well as analyzing the demand submissions and liaise with Demand Managers to identify any risk and opportunities.

What You'll Do

·  Support the monthly S&OP and Demand Planning Processes in collecting and reviewing forecast changes (volume and value) versus previous month’s forecast and any gaps versus our financial benchmark.
·  Demand Analysis: In depth review of forecast changes and trends, align with regions to identify any risk and opportunities to the latest forecast. Expected to help also with Ad-hoc analysis required to support management in any decision or questions.
·  Demand KPIs: Collect and validate root causes for monthly forecast error, support the regions in determining next steps to correct forecast error and improve overall use of Demand KPI’s in S&OP Process
·  Support Global Demand Manager to prepare for weekly/monthly leadership forums and support and assist regional demand teams for monthly demand review forums.
·  Maintain, develop and improve PowerBI Dashboards for demand reporting including executive leader reports.
·  Manage Master Data maintenance and set up of new skus on a monthly basis.
·  Ability to lead continuous improvement projects focused on demand planning analytics and processes.

Required Qualifications

·  Bachelors Degree or equivalent in one of the following areas: Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration
·  Minimum of 3 years experience
·  Forecasting and/or supply chain planning and management
·  Understanding of Demand Planning and Forecasting methodology as well as S&OP Process
·  Operations and Sales Experience Preferred and/or Understanding of Commercial planning and Supply Chain planning processes and relationship with Demand Planning
·  Analytical and problem solving skills; ability to identify and concisely communicate the business implications of forecasts and actual results.
·  Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and adaptability to different cultures and communication styles as this role interfaces across countries all over the world.
·  Candidate must possess strong MS Excel, MS PowerPoint skills and PowerBI and be able to learn new systems quickly

Preferred Qualifications

·  MBA Preferred
·  Second language preferred.

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
·  Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs, Medical Benefits start day 1
·  Vacation – 3 weeks of accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
·  An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
·  Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU 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.
·  A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.


The base pay for this position is
$83,000.00 – $166,000.00

In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.



Supply Chain



IDEM ARDx Infectious Disease Emerging Markets



United States > Lake Forest : J55








Yes, 5 % of the Time



Not Applicable



Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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