Associate Supply Chain Materials Analyst

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.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations - with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Irving, TX , currently has an opportunity for Associate Supply Chain Materials Analyst


Working under general supervision, this role provides analysis to Supply Chain team members which supports the company's global cash-flow optimization initiatives as well as other end to end supply chain improvements.

  • Understands material movement/inventory levels and potential shortages that impact production
  • Analyzes potential impact of forecast and production schedule changes; minimizes Supply Chain scrap expenses
  • ·Determines proper inventory levels and successfully manage supplies for production plan
  • Develops and recommend best practices for the material flow systems and procedures
  • Develops, maintains and controls a realistic master production schedule by balancing marketing requirements with manufacturing capacity and parts availability.
  • Completes duties within a tightly controlled quality environment that promotes continuous improvement and adherence to published operating procedures.
  • Communicates forecast and production schedule changes.
  • Analyzes potential impact of forecast and production schedule changes on component procurement and production volume.
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing and Supply Chain to appropriately manage inventory levels and minimize obsolescence.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Completes demand & supply forecasts analysis to ensure all relevant business requirements/trends are incorporated and appropriately reflected.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management
  • Publishes pre-established KPI's as required for all inventory related metrics including: forecast accuracy, DIOH, scrap reporting, line order fill rate, stock levels and PD delivery performance.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.


  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area as listed below

  • 4+ years of relevant work experience without a Bachelor's degree
  • Previous experience in supply chain analysis
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner
  • Inventory management skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office with strong MS Excel skills
  • Results driven work ethic
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Needs to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor


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

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