Business Excellence Manager
Finland, Helsinki
3d ago

Abbott is a global health care company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of health care.

With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 99,000 people.

Abbott Diabetes Care (ADC), a US$1.4B division of Abbott, helps people living with diabetes make progress in achieving glycemic control.

ADC is on the cusp of disrupting Blood Glucose Monitoring market with a revolutionary new sensor-based technology that wirelessly transmits glucose results.

FreeStyle Libre will virtually eliminate the pain and hassle associated with routine blood glucose finger sticks. FreeStyle Libre will provide people living with diabetes and the health care professionals that care for them with dense glucose data that the patient and the health care professional can use to identify and treat glycemic control issues (leading to improvements in HbA1c and reduction in hypoglycemic events).

For this exciting and growing division, we are currently looking for a

Business Excellence Manager based in Finland

Primary objective

  • Take lead on and overseeing business excellence operations and demand planning processes for the ADC affiliate of Finland
  • Plan and budget the affiliates operations
  • Map operational effectiveness and lead BEX projects in the affiliate
  • Secure day-2-day business excellence
  • Operates cross-functional to ensure operational excellence and continuous improvements
  • Track and update the organization on performance
  • Secure progress, accuracy and simplicity within the BEX department
  • Manager and supervisory responsibility toward demand and order entry team
  • Responsible for regional and Area LBE / IBP submission supporting regional Controller and General Manager
  • Major Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Plan, lead and execute all affiliate demand planning processes
  • Routinely ensure that Country Manager, and other managers, obtain correct and relevant data and information for efficient decision making
  • Ensure margin by accurate budgeting and update on spending to Country Manager and affiliate management team
  • Map BEX structures in the affiliate to ensure optimal processes of such and optimal interface with other external and internal processes and systems
  • Offer ad hoc BEX support to the organization when requested
  • Act as the BEX knowledge center for the affiliate, and hereby also challenge the ADC team on assumptions, business models and performance, as well as suggesting new or improvements to existing business models
  • Monitor market and competitor movements and propose counter measures.
  • Initiate and lead new product requests
  • Personnel responsibilities can, and most likely will, be included at any given time
  • Be the strategic advisor for the organization, and especially the Country Manager, on Business excellence related tasks and issues

  • 10 years of relevant experience in business / commercial excellence, financial or demand planning role.
  • High competence in spread sheet development, maintaining and enhancement

    KPI tracking, profound insights to financial systems and such database

    Forecasting and demand estimating, and the ability to use analysis in an operational context to support ADC team in decision making processes

    Insight to the consequences of customer behavior on financial targets

    Fluent in Finnish and English


    Abbott provides a varied, challenging and international position in a dynamic and pleasant working environment. In our organization, you can count on excellent primary and secondary benefits, a positive working atmosphere, a personal growth plan, extensive training opportunities and good career perspective.

    We are in the business of advancement, both in health solutions and in the lives and careers of our employees. Our work across the world and in many areas of healthcare provides a rich environment for our employees to explore career paths, interests and opportunities.


    Please apply by sending in your cv and motivation letter to this website, or directly to recruitment.netherlands abbott.

    com, Attn : Meltem Cakir / Demand Manager. Applications will be assessed on a regular basis.

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