Supply Chain Analyst

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Our location in Buffalo Grove, IL currently has an opportunity for a Supply Chain Analyst.


Develops, maintains and controls the master production schedule in accordance with the corporation's strategic business plan. Engages in special build and inventory analysis, such as obsolescence projections. Serves as an interface between Manufacturing, Marketing, and Supplier Development, as well as the main source of information regarding forecast and schedule changes within the Supplier Development Group. Acts as a major contributor in the operation's planning process.


• Develops, maintains and controls a realistic master production schedule by balancing marketing requirements with manufacturing capacity and parts availability.

• Communicates forecast and production schedule changes to Supplier Development Group.

• Analyzes potential impact of forecast and production schedule changes on component procurement and production volume.

• Ensures consistency between product sales information and product build schedules.

• Collaborates with Manufacturing and Supply Chain to appropriately manage inventory levels and minimize obsolescence.

• Perform "What if" analyses to aid in optimal scheduling, priorities and decision making.

• Monitors and analyzes supplier performance indicators in order to proactively identify potential supply problems.

• Communicates all product availability risks as appropriate to effected departments.

• Liases with relevant departments to ensures product is available to the customer.

• Communicates demand changes for the S&OP process.

• Working knowledge and application of business concepts, procedures and practices.

• Will perform this job in a quality system environment.

• Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

• Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.

• Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

• Has a general knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.

• Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks.

• May demonstrate basic project management skills by acting as a project lead on small, well defined projects.

• Provides guidance to less experienced staff. Influence exerted at peer level.

• Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule. Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action. Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays and may result in the allocation of additional resources.



Bachelors Degree in related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

Minimum of 2-5 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area.


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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