Logistics Finance Manager

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.

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 countries

About Abbott

Diagnostic 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.

Our location in Orlando, FL currently has an opportunity for a Logistics Finance Manager. The Logistics Finance Manager is a key member of the finance team that is the liaison between procurement, operations, logistics, supply chain, accounting, and finance. The ideal candidate must understand complex dynamics of sales demand, production trends, supply expectations, transportation, inventory, and labor productivity. The successful candidate will have previous transportation and logistics experience, and capable of handling a highly visible role in a complex, large organization to ultimately drive operations in order to maximize profitability. The candidate will possess strong influencing skills, work autonomously, and make decisions.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • Lead and coordinate the forecasting and annual budgeting processes for our supply chain and logistics costs, including consolidation of all submissions from distribution centers and 3PL's
  • Partner with business unit supply chain and logistics teams to provide pertinent data and insights to establish operational and financial goal alignment
  • Work with supply chain and logistics teams to analyze and forecast inventory and understand the impact on working capital and cash flow
  • Implement the established common metrics and ensure definitions are being used consistently across the operations and finance organizations
  • Lead or contribute in various project planning, management, financial modeling and analysis
  • Recommend improvements and provide scoping documents for system enhancements to simplify reporting.
  • Assist in the preparation, follow-up and analysis of operational scorecards and KPI's for the regions
  • Analyze and investigate freight costs to ensure tight controls and deliver results to supply chain leadership.
  • Engage with HQ on COGs priorities to assist in delivering meaningful analysis to assist with bottom line results
  • Institute benchmarking and gap analysis
  • Prepare Supply Chain financial reporting including preparation of monthly management and analysis reports, ensuring they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.
  • Analysis of Supply Chain costs to align with Business Unit structure.
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain operations team to ensure costs are in line with expectations
  • Partner with freight and warehouse vendors in ensuring their costs are in line with budgets as well as input on cost reduction programs
  • Develop new and streamline existing processes and systems as required to ensure more efficient delivery of value add information to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Creation of new reports and analyzing of Supply Chain costs to align with Business Unit structure.
  • Analyze and investigate freight costs to ensure tight controls and deliver results to supply chain leadership.
  • Develop new and streamline existing processes and systems as required to ensure more efficient delivery of value-add information to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain operations team to ensure costs are in line with budgets
  • Work with Freight and Warehouse vendors in ensuring their costs are in line with budgets and working on cost reduction programmers.
  • Provision of input on local finance policies and procedures ensuring ongoing compliance with all accounting and finance standards.
  • Collaboration with external audit staff for periodic year and quarter end review procedures and local audits as required.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING

Required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance or related required; or equivalent combination of work/experience
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in supply chain, program management, planning, manufacturing, financial or related fields.
  • Experience presenting and analyzing large quantities of data with strong spreadsheet and database query experience (e.g. SQL, Python, VB) a plus
  • Advanced experience in Excel and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Access, Word, Powerpoint


Preferred
  • Experience with process flowchart tools such as MS Visio a plus
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail, well-organized, and highly accountable
  • Exceptional analytical insight, prioritization, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience presenting to executive level audiences
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with limited guidance
  • Self-motivated, action-oriented individual with the perseverance to push high value projects through to completion
  • Developed time management and priority setting skills required to work in an often ambiguous and constantly changing business environment


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: 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.

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