Abbott Bentonville , AR 72712
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.
PRIMARY FUNCTION / PRIMARY GOALS / OBJECTIVES:
Work with Abbott Nutrition major customers, Walmart and Sams Club. Implement efficient supply chain activities to improve customer service, speed to customer, in stock levels at customer and reduced Abbott Nutrition supply chain costs. Help Abbott Nutrition become an influencer for supply chain improvements and maintain a sustainable margin on the Walmart/Sams business while driving change internally to service this customer.
Work with Walmart/Sams to identify industry trends to allow Abbott Nutrition to leverage change and be considered a best in class partner.
Take an active role in the vendor community to foster best practice knowledge transfer and sharing.
Identify and help with the implementation of "Best Practice" supply chain processes with Walmart/Sams.
Cross-functional collaboration with Retail Sales, CSO, and Logistics on customer supply issues including; fines, shortages, unloading delays, hour of service impacts, transportation collaboration opportunities.
Must internally own, communicate and execute the retail supply chain needs to be considered a top partner with Walmart/Sams.
Must be willing to communicate the needs of Walmart/Sams and own the execution of the programs. This will include leading the development of customer specific programs, customer analysis, returns reductions, shipping and technical needs and supply chain issue resolution all while maintaining sustainable margins.
Manage and lead the Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) Process and the team that consists of three members.
ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE:
Penetrate high levels of the customer supply chain management to develop "supply chain captain" status on critical issues.
Work with Walmart/Sams to improve "order to cash" supply processes including; efficient "go to market" planning/execution, efficient return goods processes and to establish collaborative supply chain relationships.
Implement programs to improve service, improve speed to customer and reduce Abbott Nutrition supply chain costs.
Strong knowledge on the retail expectations of shipping, packaging, growth and strategies for Abbott Nutrition.
This role should be viewed internally as an expert in the channel and consulted on what Best in Class looks like for the retail business.
Manage the Abbott CPFR program with Walmart, lead the CPFR team members and support the S&OP forecasting process.
Seven to ten years supply chain experience in the Consumer Package Goods industry.
Three to five years experience with the retail customer space.
This should include experience in transportation, warehousing, inventory management, customer supply chain management, accounts receivable and system requirements.
Team Player, strong leadership skills and the ability to present and influence others.
Walmart/Sams Supply Chain experience.
Track record of developing supply chain solutions and influencing Walmart/ Sams Club leadership to implement those solutions
Strong understanding of S&OP process as well as experience in developing monthly shipment forecast
BS/BA Logistics, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering. MBA Preferred
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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