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Distribution Manager

AbbVie Inc
Dublin, Ireland (on-site)
8 days ago


Want to make a global impact? We offer that.

Want to be part of a Great Place to Work in Ireland? We offer that too.

Welcome to AbbVie!

We are a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company that combines the focus and passion of leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capability of an established pharmaceutical leader. Redefining what is possible is our business and our passion. Our goal is to help patients live healthier lives and we are proud to be a Great Place to Work.

We are now recruiting a Distribution Manager to join our diverse Team in AbbVie Ireland. This person will oversee distribution activities for to ensure that customer & main stakeholders requirements are consistently satisfied while complying with AbbVie policies and achieving performance targets related to inventory efficiency, distribution efficacy and efficiency and quality compliance.

Are you intrigued? Do you want to learn more?

A snapshot of your key responsibilities as Distribution Manager would be:
  • This role is responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider(s) distributing products for AbbVie in the countries under their responsibility while aligning distribution processes and policies with those of functional partners at the affiliate (e.g., Commercial, Customer Service, Finance, Planning, and Quality Assurance).
  • Promote and share with affiliates' leadership the role of the D&L CoE underlining the main successes, critical performance areas, top risks to business continuity, GMI projects and other initiatives in order to develop establish a strong working relationship with commercial stakeholders.
  • Support the development of best practice procedures for optimising the distribution of product throughout the supply chain.
  • Implement, Support and document the Governance Model of the 3PL(s) leading Monthly Business Review (MBR) with each provider covering the standard agenda enriched with relevant topics.
  • Lead Quarterly business reviews as well as supporting AbbVie and the 3PL(s) to achieve alignment on the strategy, outcome for the future and ensure that targets are met for Warehousing and Distribution operations.
  • Monitor and provide feedback on 3PL performance (e.g., on-time delivery, inventory accuracy).

So, what do you need to do this role?

Education & Experience
  • University degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain or related field
  • 5+ years of direct warehouse management experience and/or experience managing 3PL warehouse providers
  • Knowledge of distribution channels and requirements in the responsible countries
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of logistics and transportation/freight forwarding processes/customs
  • Experience with SAP IM, SAP WM and/or common Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
  • In depth knowledge of the logistics and distribution industry including an awareness of relevant legislation

So, are you ready to join our team?

It's important to remember, AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65802284
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Company Name For Job: AbbVie Inc
  • Position Title: Distribution Manager
  • Job Function: Other
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