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Abbott Director, Global Logistics in Lake Forest, Illinois

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.

About Abbott

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Lake Forest, IL currently has an opportunity for a Director, Global Logistics.


In this role the Director, Global Logistics directs and coordinates logistics activities for the Rapid Diagnostics division. This position oversees the effectiveness of logistics systems and procedures to ensure compliance to FDA, GMP, GDP and all other applicable agency regulations. The Director leads Abbott's largest and most complex multi-provider third-party distribution network and optimizes transportation functions utilizing a diverse pool of multiple transportation partners across all modes of transport. Position directly oversees procurement activity and legal agreements for service activities. This role orchestrates global logistics to achieve commercial targets while ensuring customer expectations are met. Ensures customer performance targets are achieved and customer program performance fines minimized. Develops, implements and optimizes short and long-term strategic plans to ensure operations systems are in place to meet corporate, divisional and customer objectives. This position has direct interface and activity/strategy with key management for Commercial Operations, Customer Service, Global Manufacturing, Planning, Engineering, Legal, Global Procurement and Global Security/Product Protection.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or related field

  • Experience managing a global team and 3rd Party Suppliers

  • Proven success in a global matrixed organization working closely with senior leadership

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Previous logistics experience in Med Device or Pharma

  • Advanced business and financial acumen


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • 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: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

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.

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 corpjat@abbott.com