Inventory Analyst

Lake County, Illinois
Mar 27, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

  • Provide advisory role to affiliates/brand planning to apply relevant inventory parameters (Minimum Order Quantity and Safety Stock) at all affiliates, manufacturing plants and planning centers to optimize customer service with right inventory levels.
  • Drive the short dated/excess inventory review process to mitigate any risk on obsolescence and/or collaborate with finance to create reserves.
  • Update and support the (automatically) monthly inventory reporting at both a local and net of margin level in USD alongside active units; analyze actuals vs. Plan/LBE & actively work with key stakeholders to understand drivers for variance.
  • Create inventory projections within multiple subsets such as location, product, brand for future planning and strategic direction.
  • Drive the overall Inventory plan setting process, monitoring performance and following through on resulting actions with Planning Managers and Finance. Enhance the inventory projection and optimization capability within Supply Chain Planning from a process, system and skillset standpoint.
  • Consolidate all global inventory Plan/Update/Long Range Plan data and benchmark against previous cycle.

  • Bachelor or Master level preferred in Science, Engineering, Economics or Business Management, preferably in the Supply Chain area 
  • 2 years’ experience in Operations, Supply Chain Management and/ or Financial Management or equivalent experience
  • Practical knowledge of inventory MRP systems such as SAP, advanced planning tools such as JDA and/or others along with the ability to effectively query and isolate data for analysis is preferred
  • Act as a team player with focus on improvement and a strong drive for results
  • Must have excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to individually prioritize and execute tasks based on a defined project plan in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills are required
  • Demonstrated proficiency to develop strong cross-functional collaboration with Finance, Manufacturing, affiliates and within Supply Chain
  • Must have solid communication skills (English) as well as excellent Supply Chain management skills/understanding. International experience and/or multi-lingual capabilities is a plus

Significant Work Activities
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.