Senior International Logistics Analyst - Nutrition - Columbus, OH

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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.

Senior International Logistics Analyst

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

The Senior Transportation Analyst (Senior TA) is responsible for assuring that Columbus customer service and transportation management objectives are met. This includes serving as the primary supply chain liaison with customers to ensure on time delivery of product and to ensure the highest quality of transportation service through the selection and development of global partnerships with carriers selected on a basis of mutual commitment to meet Abbott's standards of service, safety, and compliance with regulations and continuous quality improvement. The Senior TA position is responsible for ensuring timely delivery of product and documentation required to meet the import regulations of Abbott affiliates and direct customers. The Senior TA is responsible for leading efforts to proactively address supply and demand issues and driving initiatives to improve the efficiencies of the supply chain in support of maximizing Abbott's sales. The Senior TA has responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective relationships with our transportation providers and for analyzing global transportation routings to ensure optimal results are realized.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Main Responsibilities
  • Allocation of product to ensure maximum container utilization and minimize transportation costs o Coordination of shipments with source warehouses and transportation providers.
  • Customer service: · Manage the shipment of product from manufacturing and distribution locations in the Americas to Abbott affiliates and direct Abbott customers worldwide:
  • Coordination of all required export/import documentation.
  • Ensure prompt, accurate and efficient handling of communications concerning shipments and any other relevant aspect of the business.
  • Monitor key performance indicators for responsible area, perform root cause analysis, and develop and implement corrective action plans to improve levels of performance.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to improve overall effectiveness of the supply chain, increase customer service, and reduce operating costs.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams to support integration of new businesses and responsibilities for Columbus logistics operations.
  • Maintain customer and shipping requirements including system parameters, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide training support to customer service specialists and affiliates on supply chain processes, procedures, and systems.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external supply chain partners.
  • Act as customer representative in the Abbott supply chain Transportation: · Analyze all phases of our electronic freight payment system, i.e., EDI interfaces, rate audit, cash control flow, accounting interface, systems audit, third party freight payment company, etc.
  • Recommend revisions and alternatives for enhancements to the system that will improve efficiencies.
  • Provide administration support to determine equipment controls with global transportation providers to ensure proper shipment and container pool requirements to support multiple plant site logistics network.
  • Assist in the evaluation, selection and implementation of EDI networks with our transportation providers to update the Columbus system providing efficiency in freight payment, ocean bookings, documentation, rating, shipment tracking and distribution of our products on a global basis.
  • Assist in the management of transportation support functions to division, global affiliate and direct customers, i.e., routing instructions, carrier service, financial performance and transportation expertise.
  • Analyze and present to all levels of management alternative transportation opportunities in order to enhance global logistic providers performance and reduce transportation expenses.
  • Conduct review and analyses of multiple internal and external reports to drive process improvements.

Accountability/Scope
  • The Senior TA position impacts transportation cost savings, transportation expenses, product movement and on-time delivery of international air, ocean and inland shipments.
  • The Senior TA must possess a good understanding of the logistics role in the Abbott supply chain.
  • This position must be able to make decisions regarding distribution of product to ensure cost effective transportation and timely delivery of product.
  • The position requires the ability to proactively identify and communicate issues affecting on time delivery of product to the market.
  • The Customer Service / Transportation Analyst is expected to resolve day-to-day customer service and transportation related issues independently.
  • The position is also expected to take a leadership role in the identification and implementation of supply chain solutions to address supply and logistic issues.
  • This position is also expected to drive continuous improvement supply chain initiatives in support of maximizing Abbott sales.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, YOU'LL BRING
  • Bachelor's degree. Degree may be substituted for 3-4 exempt level years of combined strategic materials management and supervisory transportation experience.
  • Total combined minimum years of experience 4-5 years to include Customer Service, EDI Systems, International Transportation Negotiations, PC Software Skills
  • Transportation, Logistics or Business APICS certification preferred International logistics experience desirable.
  • Export/Import Transportation Operations 3-4 years International Logistics Operations


WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • 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

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.Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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