Rapid Diagnostics Division Logistics Manager

Alere Illinois , il

Posted 3 months ago


At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Rapid Diagnostics Division Logistics Manager within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Lake Forest, IL. In this role, you will lead the Americas region distribution and transportation modes driving cross RDX BU synergies and cross Abbott division synergies to optimize customer service and rates. Additionally, the role will lead the development and delivery of savings driven by efficiencies and other value creation opportunities.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott's Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.


  • Delivers annual logistics savings goal aligned with BUs through identification, development and execution of savings, efficiency opportunities, cost avoidance etc. Leads contingency plan development in the event a gap to goal is identified.

  • Executes and contributes to identification and development of strategic logistics opportunities and operational efficiencies to create "win-win" for Abbott and strategic providers.

  • Supports the commitment of company funds for logistics services

  • Lead for specific global, regional and local providers and responsible for leading partnership development

  • Lead for division supply chain operations leaders collaborating to resolve operational issues with providers

  • Develops comprehensive RDX logistics category knowledge. Strong working knowledge of operations. Recognized as the RDX Americas logistics category SME.

  • Builds and maintains a multi-functional network of stakeholders (upstream, downstream, and peer) in order to ensure that any strategy supports the needs of the business, and to facilitate initial buy-in, ongoing engagement, and support for execution of the global strategy at all levels.


  • Bachelors Degree preferably in Supply Chain or Business

  • Minimum 4-6 years experience in logistics across transportation and warehouse modes or other related supply chain field

  • Mastery of excel including proficiency in excel macros. Complex excel analysis required.

  • Proficient communication skills; verbal and written for recommendations and presentations

  • Strong project management skills


  • Strong initiative, work ethic and problem solving skills

  • Experience and ability to network through matrixed organization across multiple management levels

  • Ability to get things done in a complex environment, using good judgement to make well-reasoned decisions, even with less than perfect information. Acts with a sense of urgency, and willingly takes on tactical roles as necessary to achieve objectives.

  • Ability to identify a problem, work with the extended team to frame it, determine root cause, drive to potential solutions, build and present a business case, and communicate effectively to leadership to garner support

  • Experience with Lean and/or Six Sigma manufacturing concepts a plus.

About Abbott

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/abbott-/, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please send an email to myrecruiter@alere.com.

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