Abbott Material Management and Warehouse Supervisor in Atlanta, Georgia

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

We are seeking an experienced Material Management and Warehouse Supervisor. This position supports the warehouse and operations team, which includes all material movements, inventory transactions, and associated staff.

Impact this role will have:

Essential Functions:

Major accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall Operations Inventory Control Development and Support

  • Continuously improve the Operations Inventory Control function in concert with cross functional peers in Value Streams and Supply Chain

  • Development and continuous improvement of Inventory Control performance metrics

  • Support Manufacturing Capacity Planning & Execution

  • Support On-Time Delivery

  • Support Manufacturing Lead Time Reduction

  • Employee Development and Morale


  • Day to Day support of the manufacturing floor in their production duties.

  • Develop Inventory Control improvement strategies based on the business goals and aligned with Lean Manufacturing principles and in compliance to FDA and all other applicable agency regulations

  • Develop the initiatives that support company cost reduction and performance improvement goals

  • Lead and coach the Inventory Control Team in development of the plans and tactics that will meet improvement goals.

  • Develop budgets and manage expenses and capital needs for the area

  • Work closely with engineering, procurement, customer support, product support, sales and marketing, finance and other functional organizations to meet or exceed customer requirements

  • Support site location during audit sessions.

  • Support three physical locations in this role.

  • Demonstrated leadership and people management skills

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills

  • Experience managing cross-functional teams at a managerial level

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to drive change and influence others

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong process discipline

  • Other tasks as assigned or required

  • Support all Divisional initiatives as identified by divisional management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements

Your experience(s), education and knowledge:

  • 4 year degree; or equivalent experience

  • 5 years experience in a warehouse/manufacturing environment required (medical preferred)

  • Ability to learn, train, and follow good manufacturing practices (FDA/GMP's) and other applicable regulatory standards (i.e., ISO9000) and ensure operational compliance

  • General proficiencies in Microsoft Office and SAP

  • Solid people management skills, including demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and develop employees

  • Solid communication, interpersonal, and motivational skills

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • Solid knowledge, practical application, and use of Lean Principles and the commitment to those Principles. Experience leading and implementing lean manufacturing/Six Sigma and change initiatives

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email