Job Vacancy Transportation Operations Supervisor – Nutrition – Columbus, OH Abbott

Job title: Transportation Operations Supervisor – Nutrition – Columbus, OH

Company: Abbott

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Transportation Operations Supervisor

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Vacation – 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr. is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%
  • Tuition reimbursement, the

student debt program and education benefit – an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree. * A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities.

The Opportunity

Our location in Columbus, OH, currently has an opportunity for a Transportation Operations Supervisor.


Requires experience managing people. Oversee planning of approximately 60,000 truckloads, 100,000 less than truckload, and 2.3 million parcel shipments representing approximately $2.9 Billion in revenue. Typical annual spend for the assigned area is $60 – $80 Million. Supplier base of 50 TL Carriers, 17 LTL Carriers, & 1 Parcel Carrier. Multiple plant & distribution center, operational support, Transportation Management Systems Support. Travel as required, approximately 10%, including customer and carrier visits.

Primary Function /Objectives:

Support and assist the execution of transportation supply chain processes that meet and/or exceed customer expectations and Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain goals and objectives. This position is responsible for managing the Transportation Planners on the US Transportation Operations Team. The scope includes operational execution of Freight to Customer (FTC), Internal Deployment (ITD), Inbound Finished Goods (IBFG), International Drayage, and Inbound Raw Materials (IBRM). Supporting activities include planning freight, analyzing and communication of carrier specific performance data to drive business improvements. This position will have exposure to both external and internal customers and will need to attain high level of customer service across multiple verticals. Having strong management, communication, and analytical skills are necessary.


Major Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for planning, leading and overseeing the Transportation Planner II team.

2. Support Logistics team with projects that meet division goals, customer service expectations, and cost requirements.

3. Review Key Performance Indicators to monitor overall performance against scorecards, goals, and expectations.

4. Must interact effectively with Third Party Providers, Quality Assurance, Customer Service Operations, Global purchasing, Finance, Customer DC Operations, Carrier Operations and Sales Management, and Division Logistics teams.

5. Conduct business with the highest standards of ethical behavior and in compliance with company rules and procedures.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

1. Supervise the daily activities of Transportation Planners.

2. Transportation Management System user

3. Manage and support transportation operational and procurement strategies while maintaining the cost profile and meeting Customer Service expectations.

4. Maintain operational compliance with routing guide utilization to maintain cost profile.

5. Manage Spot Market shipments to maintain cost profile.

6. Approve assessorial charge requests.

7. Work with internal cross functional teams as well as Third Party Carriers and Warehouse operational teams to drive continuous improvement initiatives.

8. Inform management and maintain records in the transportation event log involving product quality and carrier incidents.

9. Coordinate and manage carrier operational meetings to support continuous improvement.

10. Maintain documentation of Transportation Procedures in the Global Logistics Procedure Database.

11. Support department with projects and assignments to meet division goals.

12. Some weekend and night coverage including issue resolution is required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics or related degree in Business Management required.
  • 3-4 years of Transportation or Logistics management experience


  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills
  • Experience using SAP and Transportation Management Systems Microsoft
  • Office skills (Access, Excel, Word, Power Point) are required.
  • Excel skill level required – Pivot tables, vlookups, and if/then statements.
  • Able to manage and organize large data files.


  • This is an onsite role (5 days a week) located 2900 Easton Square Place Columbus, OH
  • No relocation assistance for this role
  • * Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.
  • Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:
  • Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
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The base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00

In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

JOB FAMILY: Supply Chain

DIVISION: ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain

LOCATION: United States
Columbus : 2900 Easton Square Place


WORK SHIFT: Standard

TRAVEL: Yes, 5 % of the Time


SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Expected salary: $72700 – 145300 per year

Location: Columbus, OH

Job date: Fri, 26 Jan 2024 05:57:35 GMT

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