Warehousing Coordinator in North Chicago, Illinois | DiversityInc Careers

Warehousing Coordinator

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

Warehouse Coordinator

The primary function of this job is to oversee and coordinate daily activities within Distribution Operations for both Abbott non exempt and contract personnel to ensure compliance with Quality, Regulatory, Corporate and Departmental Guidelines, Training and Performance objectives. Distribution Operations is responsible for
processing approximately 2500 orders for Diagnostic products daily both domestically and Internationally.
Warehousing Operations is responsible for receiving, storage and handling of commodities at the K5 and J18 Warehouses.

Core Responsibilities:

Responsible forimplementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
Individual assists shift supervisor/manager with work assignments, movement of personnel and ensuring
customer orders are processed appropriately to meet transportation regulations, carrier deadlines and
customer receipt expectations. Individual ensures manufacturing needs are met in a timely manner.
Coordinates training activities and assists shift supervisor with HR issues including performance appraisals,
development plans and corrective counseling. Follows up with freight forwarders, logistics and customer
service to ensure commodities are shipped and received in a timely manner. Performs analysis for complaints
and performance data trending. Responsible for implementing and maintaining quality systems.


Failure to meet deadlines for completing orders or providing necessary commodities to manufacturing or
shipping operations could result in work stoppage, backorders, customer complaints as well as loss of
business profits. Failure to ensure proper labeling and packaging could result in fines or damage to product.
Failure to ensure proper training of employees could result violation of procedures, poor quality and failure to
meet customer expectations.

Minimum Education:

Bachelors degree or 2-3 years equivalent work experience in Logistics, Transportation, Distribution or
Warehousing or planning.
Individual must be able to read and understand English, perform math calculations, interpret data from tracking
and trending metrics analysis. Knowledge of warehousing/shipping transportation/logistics/planning needed to
understand work flows, critical needs and to provide adequate direction to floor personnel.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Individual must possess an in department knowledge of warehousing/distribution functions which include
receiving, storage and retrieval of commodities. Must have good working knowledge of AMM system and
warehouse floor control systems. Must have good written and oral communication skills. Must have good
interpersonal skills as well as the ability to analyze and problem solve to resolve floor issues in a timely
manner. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure. Must have knowledge of GMP, FDA
and ISO regulations as well as IATA and DOT regulations. Must have good working knowledge of quality
systems and metrics.