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.
Seeking an experienced, highly capable Controller for the Americas Freight and Distribution Network. This position is a key value-added role within US Operations that partners with various levels of leadership to drive financial ownership, cost efficiency, and business excellence. This position will focus on planning & analysis, supporting the global supply chain and operation teams. This position will provide support to a diverse group of professionals at varying levels across the organization. Scope of responsibilities include complex financial planning, forecasting and reporting for the Americas Freight & Distribution Network, providing guidance to the other financial analysts.
Provide support to global supply chain and operations in projections and trends. Interpret financial information for distribution, warehousing and freight for month-end and forecasting processes.
Conduct and document complex financial analysis projects related to distribution, warehousing and freight, as needed by the business.
Financial management for the Americas Distribution Network, warehousing and freight, including forecasting, month-end support and financial analysis, as needed.
Provide regular communications and updates to global supply chain and operations team regarding distribution, freight and warehousing.
Develop analysis of economic indicators in order to prepare forecasts and analyze the company's short, medium, and long-term position.
Prepare in-depth evaluations of plans and identify new methods of analysis and presentation.
Develop budgets and forecasts in support of annual Plan and quarterly LBE for the Americas Distribution Sites. Perform variance analysis and identify key drivers in support of business performance improvement and strategic decision-making. Support reporting and commentary to Division for OMC /P&L and Headcount.
Participating in monthly closing process and providing analytical insight into budget variances and operational performance.
Conduct regular financial reviews with business partners to communicate financial performance and key business issues and provide valuable insight to help business achieve financial goals.
Provide ad-hoc analyses to support complex decision making and propose final recommendations to management and business leaders; serve as financial lead in cross-functional team environments.
Provide supervision and guidance to financial analysts as needed.
Minimum of 5 years of accounting / financial planning and analysis experience and preferably 3 years of experience in cost accounting / manufacturing industry.
BS in Accounting / Finance required; CPA or MBA preferred.
Self-motivated and proactive, setting high standards for success;
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
Accuracy and attention to detail;
Great communication skills and ability to articulate results based on audience;
Quick learner and adaptable to changes and new environment;
Innovative and take initiative for efficiency and process improvement;
Proficiency with Excel (e.g. Pivot table, common Excel functionalities), Word, and PowerPoint; strong experience with SAP ERP and Hyperion Planning/Essbase systems preferred.