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Manager, Supply Planning

Primary Madison, New Jersey Secondary North Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2301450 Category Supply Chain & Materials Management Division AbbVie

Welcome to AbbVie!

At AbbVie, we offer you the resources and a global reach to empower your innovative mindset. From day one, we’ve known it takes teamwork and collaboration to develop the scientific breakthroughs, innovative pipelines, and therapies that change millions of patients’ lives around the world. In short, we know it takes “you” to make those ground-breaking advancements happen. We take pride in serving and supporting our communities and protecting the environment, making a lasting impact that's felt within healthcare and beyond.


We are now recruiting a Manager, Supply Planning to join our diverse Supply Chain & Materials Management team in Madison, NJ.

The Manager, Supply Planning position is based in Madison, NJ and will be responsible for the development and execution of the global supply plan. This position will be responsible for translating the sales forecast into a supply plan for manufacturing execution, providing requirements to internal and third-party manufacturing sites, working closely with sites to ensure on-time delivery of finished goods according to requirements, managing daily inventory requirements through direct coordination with other functional groups, but not limited to, Logistics, Procurement, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Sales, and Marketing. The Manager, Supply Planning will ensure best practices are leveraged in Supply and Inventory Management processes for Global Finished Goods.

A strategic thinker: Align and excite internal stakeholders to facilitate success through strong leadership, strategic thinking and personal drive.

First class team player: Collaborate across multiple disciplines to ensure compliance and ability to influence cross-functional teams and senior leadership.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop global supply plan based on sales forecast and manufacturing constraints.

  • Translate supply plan into executable purchase orders with internal sites and third-party manufacturers.

  • Work with internal and third-party manufacturers on a routine basis to deliver requested finished goods inventory according to scheduled timeline and quantity requirements.

  • Ensure the adherence to Global Operations standards for Supply Planning and Third-Party Manufacturing.

  • Participate in the development of the supply planning strategy and implement relevant elements.

  • Optimize inventory/supply holdings to limit excess and obsolete inventory while ensuring satisfaction of customer orders.

  • Coordinate inventory shipments amongst operational and quality teams to ensure seamless delivery to distribution centers.

  • Balance inventory requirements to minimize the potential for back-orders.

  • Support and participation in the Sales and Operations Planning Process (S&OP) through relevant metric reporting and summary of key supply/capacity constraints.

Education, Technical Skills, and Experience:

  • 5 or more years of business experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related degree

  • Exhibits significant cross-functional leadership capabilities – ability to lead, collaborate and influence without authority; uses informal structure, dynamics and culture to get things done. Pharmaceutical cross-functional knowledge (Quality, Regulatory, Commercial, etc.) preferred

  • SAP ECC experience preferred.

So, does this all sound like the right role for you? Then come join AbbVie!

AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.

Significant Work Activities: N/A

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

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