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Finance Lead, Demand Planning

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 24, 2024

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The objective of the US Demand Planning team is to monitor and maintain the stability of Abbvie products in the U.S. supply channel, ensure the equitable allocation of product to customers and provide business insights on product purchase trends across key brands.  The primary areas of focus for the Demand Planning organization are to interact with key stakeholders involved in both the production and order fulfillment of product in the supply chain, administer applicable Wholesaler Distribution Service Agreements, manage wholesaler data for sales analytics, and provide wholesaler purchase trend insights on “to-market” brand performance. 

This Finance Lead, Demand Planning will primarily support Abbvie’s oncology brands and is responsible for reviewing oncology product orders and analyze vs. historical trends of product purchased and sold to downstream customers ensuring the proper allocation of product into the marketplace and the corresponding inventory days on-hand held at the respective specialty distributor.  The Finance Lead will develop strong knowledge of the business across area of responsibility and will objectively determine the impact of changing business conditions on the order fulfillment process.  The Finance Lead will communicate concisely and proactively, establishing effective cross functional relationships with Trade, Customer Service, Transportation, Warehousing, Forecasting and Operations. 


  • Perform review of product orders vs. historical customer purchase trends, customer inventory DOH levels of the brand and internal availability of product for specialty distributor/pharmacy order fulfillment..  Must possess the ability to quickly reach out to stakeholders, build consensus and execute under tight timelines. 
  • Support the Administration of Specialty Distribution Service Agreements (SDSA) through contract terms, and assist in calculating distributor business performance in the categories of purchase stability behavior, inventory DOH levels, order fulfillment rates to downstream pharmacy customers and timely submissions/accuracy of product movement data submitted via EDI. 
  • This position will be responsible for independently developing and maintaining reporting and analytics through tools used to monitor and track daily and weekly submissions of product movement data submitted via EDI by specialty distributors for all Oncology products.  These reports will provide insights of “to-market” sales performance to Management and will be critical in assisting Trade in ensuring product availability across the distribution channel. 
  • This position will be responsible for reviewing the weekly/monthly Allocation (Purchase) Limits that are set at the specialty distributors for their customers.  Such Allocations Limits provide stability in the purchasing patterns & help avoid speculative purchases resulting in a more stable supply/availability of AbbVie products. 
  • Review of weekly/monthly inventory data supplied by the specialty distributors and pharmacies to assess the DOH Levels and the purchasing trends. In addition, maintaining the limited distribution network to ensure customer compliance.
  • Ability to learn and understand the distribution channel is critical in addition to working across various functional areas to develop action plans and execute.
  • Knowledge of financial problem solving and analysis and translation of data into actionable business recommendations are essential to success in this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting. CPA or MBA a plus.
  • Minimum 6+ years of progressive and related experience.
  • Problem solving and integrity are key competencies of this position 
  • Work independently and have the ability to shift priorities quickly
  • Clear analytical thinking combined with experienced judgment
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint skills required.
  • Knowledge of SAP/BPC, forecast modeling, scenario planning preferred.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


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, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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1 North Waukegan Road
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