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Abbott Senior Specialist Project Management - Nutrition - Abbott Park, IL. Columbus, OH or Zwolle in Abbott Park, Illinois

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Senior Specialist Project Management

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Abbott Park, IL/Columbus, OH & Zwolle, currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Specialist Project Management .

This position support Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process and is responsible for assembling and tracking key information related to this process.


  • Aid in identifying topics and prepare materials for monthly S&OP meetings

  • Facilitate information flow between area and global supply meetings

  • Track key metrics

  • Track and follow up on open action items from prior S&OP meetings

  • Conduct analysis in support of the S&OP process

  • Conduct what-if analysis to create alternate scenarios for reconciling demand, supply and financial plans.

  • Collaborate with representatives from appropriate functional areas across Abbott Nutrition to meet project objectives

  • Explain the risks and upside associated with different scenarios for more productive discussions in the S&OP meeting.

  • Identify process issues and recommend improvements

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to optimize the reporting process

  • Identify and implement process improvements

  • Manage projects in support of Global Inventory Optimization program.

  • Collaborate with team in establishing ground rules and chartering team

  • Drive for results and timely decision-making

  • Conduct external benchmarking and best practice identification in area of S&OP, inventory management, demand planning and master scheduling

  • Conduct research on supply chain management topics as requested by management

  • Support Zone Bar Commercial activities and act as liaison to the Supply Chain


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in operation, engineering, supply chain, materials management

  • 2-5 years’ experience in Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Materials Management, Manufacturing, Purchasing and/or project management or equivalent


  • Needs to be adaptable and have the ability to work within deadlines

  • Previous S&OP experience a plus, but not required.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills required.

  • Strong Microsoft office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required.

  • Knows the critical steps and processes involved in managing projects from inception to completion. Is able to track progress and move teams to complete goals.

  • Can construct scenarios based on various sources of data to provide options to the S&OP team

  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating and influencing cross-functionally, excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong planning and execution skills

  • Strong written, oral and presentation communication skills

  • Critical thinking/problem-solving skills


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

*Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: * www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com