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Distribution Supervisor - 1st Shift

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: January 12, 2021

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countriesDiagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.Abbott Molecular Our Des Plaines, IL site has an opportunity for a Distribution Supervisor, Who would be responsible gather and prepare trend information and recommend areas of focus.Assist in the preparation of the financial plan, gather financial and other data to support the plan.Assist in the development of the capital plan by identifying projects to improve processes, reduce costs, and maintain operations.WHAT YOU'LL DO:* Provide technical expertise and guidance.* Understand detailed area operations (function specific).* Regularly makes decisions which impact quality, time or cost, timely decisions are required regarding issues such as to pro or abort, work OT, etc.. * Manages assigned projects, work cross functionally to identify changes and necessary resources.* Develop and recommend departmental reward and recognition programs.* Assist employees in the creation of development plans, work with employees to meet their development needs.* Communicate work center/department objectives and results.* Uses time effectively, both for self and others, identifies appropriate meeting participants and uses meetings effectively.* Coach teams, provide guidance, direction, training, resources, and time.* Direct supervision of workforce.* Create a climate of trust and respect within the group . Exchanges information with employees, peers, and management--regarding operations.* Conducts individual discussions with employees, including performance reviews, and development, discipline, and staffing iinterviews.* Interact with peers in operations and within other cross-functional groups.* Responds directly to on- site requests for information from internal and external regulatory agencies.* Plans Activity Structure: * Makes plans to accomplish assigned activities and projects, establishes priorities so as to handle* competing demands, optimizes use of available resources, estimates time and resources necessary to complete tasks or* projects, establishes follow up systems.Tracks and reviews daily indices (e.g., line outputs, labor efficiency, reject rates) and regulatory requirementsto identity gaps between current and desired performance, applies standard problem solving tools (e.g., fishbonediagrams, Pareto analysis), recommends and implements corrective action so that the impact of the problem isminimized, interfaces with other areas to identify and solve problems.* Interprets Data and Information:Collects, analyzes, and transmits financial and technical data and information, forecasts futureperformance based on history and environmental changes, assesses impact of decisions and actions on own and other areas ofthe organization, Staffs Positions: Recruits, interviews, and selects candidates to fill current position openings., Utilizes* Financial Information: Makes day-to-day decisions which demonstrate a basic understanding of the financial business drivers(e.g., ROl, factory costs, cost reductions) and their inter-relationships.* Adapts Information to Customer Needs: Adjusts communication style and medium (oral, written, or electronic) to meet theneeds of the receiver (direct reports, peers, customers, managers),delivers only important information, uses appropriate level oflanguage and detail for the receiver.* Exchanges Information: Shares information with appropriate timeliness, accuracy, and frequency so as to meet the needs of thereceiver, distributes background information prior to meetings and conferences, allows adequate response time when makingrequests and promptly responds to requests for information, keeps parties potentially affected by decisions apprised of events.* Listens Actively: Receives and interprets both verbal and non-verbal messages, confirms understanding of message beforeresponding, asks for help and ideas when appropriate.* Motivates Others: Promotes productivity and morale by treating others with respect and dignity, listening to different points ofview, taking ownership and responsibility for own actions, displaying consistency between words and actions, following throughon commitments, being available to answer questions, providing positive feedback on individual and team accomplishments andproviding and receiving developmental feedback in a timely and non-threatening manner.* Confronts Issues: Raises issues that block the achievement of individual and team performance (e.g. Performance anddiscipline problems),voices opinions and concerns without waiting to be asked, and attempts to establish areas of difference aswell as areas of common interest.* Coaches Direct Reports: Provides on-the-job guidance, instruction, training, and resources.* Identifies Self Development Needs: Translates changes in business goals and objectives into the skills, knowledge andexperience needed for future work, and establishes appropriate development goals.* Plans for Development of Direct Reports: Assesses strengths, development needs, and promotability of direct reports andprovides feedback, gives input into development plans, provides opportunities for growth and learning, provides career guidanceand support.* Participates as a Team Member:Contributes to the creation of the team's mission, objectives, and strategies, accepts teamdecisions and works toward their implementation.* Participates as a Team Leader:Establishes and supports the norms and conditions for a work environment that supports teamproductivity, draws on the strengths of each team member, seeks input of team members, works cross functionally to resolveissues.* Builds Teams:Determines if the team approach is warranted, identifies talents necessary for team success, ensures all relevantfunctional areas are represented on the team, recruits team members.* Recognizes Risk:Recognizes risk relative to procedures and takes appropriate action.* Quantifies Risk:Identifies and quantifies the financial, quality, regulatory, and human considerations associated with decisions.* Stays Current:Demonstrates awareness of the changing competitive, technological, healthcare, and regulatoryenvironments, and demonstrates a perspective beyond one's own function.* Improves Processes:Utilizes information from seminars, benchmarking, focus groups, etc..to identify trends and generate recommendationsfor continuous process improvements in such areas as reduced costs, new technologies, and reject rates.* Aligns Work with Function Priorities:Understands functional strategy and carries out responsibilities in line with functional priorities.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, YOU'LL BRING Required* Bachelor's degree or equivalent operations experience. 3-5 years in Supply Chain, Distribution or Operations.* Experience may include manufacturing or distribution environment; knowledge of materials and inventory computer systems; Fork-lift* certifications required Experience with CAPA and Change control preferred Thorough understanding of Abbott planning /* inventory management or distribution systems.WHAT WE OFFER 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

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