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2 months ago
Abbott
Location: Witney
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
JOB DESCRIPTION:

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.

At Abbott, we believe that new ideas come from different places and points of view. To achieve our ambitions, we're actively shaping our organization for the future by prioritizing diversity and inclusion, advancing STEM education and internships, and empowering our teams with skills to meet the health needs of tomorrow.

World Leader in Glucose Monitoring, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures glucose monitoring systems for use in both home and hospital settings.

We have a Centre of Excellence and Innovation in Witney for the development and manufacture of test strips and biosensors used by patients and healthcare professionals for the day-to-day management of diabetes. Our Operations group is the largest team in the Witney facility, producing high volumes of test strips and biosensors each year to the stringent quality standards demanded by European and US authorities and our internal quality systems.

We have an exciting opportunity to head up our Operations Planning team, responsible for the direction and leadership of our Manufacturing Planning, Materials Planning, Customs Compliance, and Warehousing teams. You will drive ownership and accountability in your team who deliver the production planning and scheduling of all manufacturing within the Witney facility (on market and new product introduction), including plans for all site raw material requirements, and managing the receipt, storage and issuing of materials to manufacturing and all other site groups.

Your focus will be on supporting the ongoing development of both process and people, managing strategic relationships internally and externally, setting vision, strategy and clear direction for the function, and use best in industry knowledge and experience to foster a culture of Continuous Improvement.

To be successful, you will need to be degree qualified, and bring a breadth of experience in planning and supply chain processes, with wider experience of manufacturing or engineering management beneficial but not essential. Familiarity to SIOP/Class A is advantageous, as is experience in a regulated environment.

Equally key to your technical experience is your leadership exposure. You will be a natural people leader, with proven experience in 2nd line management (including strategy translation, resource planning, financials etc). Reflecting our culture of identifying and harnessing talent you will bring proven experience of developing, mentoring and coaching your team to support employee growth and career development. Bringing strong communication skills; an inspiring, engaging and motivating style; and passion for leading change and continuous improvement/innovation projects, you will champion our business culture and evolving journey.

You will also need to demonstrate a track record of accomplishing your objectives, working proactively, and managing your own time effectively. Using data to drive decisions is key, as is the ability to translate this information to support wider understanding across the teams.

In addition to a COMPETITIVE SALARY, Abbott offers a highly ATTRACTIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE which includes a defined-contribution pension scheme, a share ownership scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, and a flexible benefits scheme which you can tailor to your own requirements. Here at Witney, we also like to help our employees live life to the fullest, and therefore we offer a range of optional initiatives for you to get involved in, including onsite allotments, couch to 5k campaigns, bee keeping, yoga and more!

JOB FAMILY:
Supply Chain

DIVISION:
ADC Diabetes Care

LOCATION:
United Kingdom > Witney : Production Facility

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:
Standard

TRAVEL:
Not specified

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:
Not Applicable

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:
Not Applicable

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