Associate Director, Materials Management (Carpentersville)

AbbVie in Carpentersville, IL

  • Industry: Executive Management - Procurement/Supply Chain
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world's most complex and critical conditions. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.?

  • Ensure the process of Master Production Schedule is properly executed in order to meet the deliveries, performance and inventory levels established for the Plant, taking in consideration the availability of equipment, personnel, and materials.
  • Ensure the process of balancing customer orders is properly executed, from the initial phase of the day for the shipment until the invoices are issue to the customers. Ensure the accurate management of customs relations both, Inbound and Outbound.
  • Ensure an effective procurement process for both Direct and Indirect materials, either through local purchasing function as well as Purchasing Supplier Management. Responsible to manage the supplier portfolio, ensuring continuous search for new potential suppliers, and executing audits when necessary.
  • Develop tools for expenditure monitoring and control in the different areas under his/her responsibility in order to identify new cost reduction opportunities.
  • Monitor suppliers performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements. Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback or to discuss production forecasts and changes.
  • Manage/coordinate the sales and operations planning process including supply/demand forecasting, inventory management, and on time delivery. Monitor and analyze current trends in the marketplace.
  • Analyze inventories of materials and products to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  • Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product lines modifications, and new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material o production flow.
  • Evaluate, develop or select information technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products manufacturing, storage or inventory.
  • Understand customers' needs, service those needs, and maintain and develop positive business relationships with a customer's key personnel involved in or directly relevant to the supply chain activities. Level of customer interaction and support varies based on site product portfolio.

  • Bachelor degree in a Scientific, Engineering or Business related area is required. MBA or higher education preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in Operations, Supply Chain, or Financial Management.
  • 6+ years of Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of raw materials handling, production processes, quality assurance/quality control, cost and techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of products/intermediates.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources effective and efficient utilization.
  • Must have a demonstrated capacity to build relationships both internally and externally to the organization and manage a diverse multicultural workforce.
  • Should have a very advance interpersonal skills, be persuasive, empathetic, able to handle pressure, creative, have sense of urgency and attention to details.
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
Associated topics: commodity, procure, provider, sap, sql, subcontract, supplier, supply, supply chain, turnaround

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