Planner Global Supply Chain

Planner Global Supply Chain

Abbott Laboratories | Kansas City, KS, 66101, US
Salary Range:$68,000 – $90,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. 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, 109,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve. Our mission is to understand that the first step to living your best life is good health. Everything we make is designed to help you do just that. That's our commitment to building life-changing technologies that keep your heart healthy, nourish your body at every stage of life, help you feel and move better, and bring you information, medicines, and breakthroughs to manage your health.

We are looking for a Planner to support our Global Planning department in Zwolle

The APO Global Planning Organization's ambition is to deliver reliable Service towards it's (internal) customers & stakeholders and is recognized for its skills to provide sustainable Supply solutions on a 0-2-year horizon (and beyond). In this job, knowledge is key and helps the division to make quick decisions and find the optimal balance between cost and the customer needs without jeopardizing Compliance and Quality of the product & processes. In the mix of people, processes, and systems, it is critical to develop a strong communication network that ensures transparency between affiliates, regions, and global functions for all supply chain issues. You will work in an international environment and truly act Globally.

The Global Planning team consists of ~ 25 people in different stages of their careers, located at 2 different locations: Basel (CH) and Zwolle (NL). As a Planner Global Supply Chain, you will be reporting to the Supply Chain Planning Manager.

Planner Global Supply Chain

The Planner Global Supply Chain will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of a valid replenishment plan for the assigned Third Party or Internal manufacturing sites and second-tier suppliers, all in line with business strategies, financial plans, capacity constraints, and contractual commitments, and the target inventory levels. The Planner Global Supply Chain builds and manages a supply chain network that is resilient and acts as a shock-absorber for fluctuations coming from both demand & supply. Focus within the replenishment plan is to optimize inventory levels and identification, assessment, and mitigation of supply risks is a key priority in the daily activities.

Main responsibilities

Considering Demand, Supply, and Inventory management for the assigned portfolio of suppliers and products

* Responsible to understand and appropriately support demand changes from the commercial forecast

* Accountable for providing monthly Replenishment forecast to assigned suppliers

* Accountable to issue on-time PO's and maintenance of this PO portfolio

* Proactively avoid product backorders and develop action plans upon their occurrence, while providing business impact and mitigation scenarios

* Provide (internal) customers with pro-active information about changes in supply and/or shipment plans. Coordinate action plans to align demand and supply

* Ensure close collaboration & communication with TPM's or manufacturing sites, to achieve alignment on supply chain topics such as constraints, inventories, capacity, and new product launches

* Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal EPD stakeholders, (third party) manufacturing sites, and regional counterparts

* Responsible to measure Supplier Performance, reporting of results, and provide appropriate CAPA in case of the performance below target (part of weekly and monthly KPI reporting)

* Define & implement inventory strategies to maintain appropriate inventory levels within the nodes of the Supply Chain, in line with overall divisional targets

* Frequently update inventory and volume projections (Last Best Estimates)

* Manage any slow or non-moving inventory to avoid obsolescence

* Responsible for coordination of New Product Introductions and Label changes

* Create and maintain Master data in SAP (i.e. MOQ's, Safety Stocks, Leadtimes, Product data) to assure optimal replenishment plans and logistical execution

* Assure compliance with local and Abbott quality, financial, and regulatory rules, policies, and procedures

* Represent Supply Chain in BRM, D&OP, Workstream, and other cross-functional meetings

About you:

We are looking for a proactive, analytical person who uses the insights gathered - to solve problems before they even arise. An independent person who could act on a given portfolio as an intrapreneur. Someone who can focus on detailed tasks, without missing the bigger picture. In summary, we look for:

* A resilience work mentality - is linked to our ever-changing and challenging environment

* Strong analytical skills for capacity planning, scenario building, scheduling, and inventory management

* Uses good judgment to make sound decisions that could impact the following years

* Innovation and initiative are required to identify and implement business process improvements

* A good foundation in the basics of Supply Chain management

* Teamwork and Integrity



* Bachelor/Master's degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Logistics Management, Business Administration, or equal experience

* Several years of (related) Supply Chain experience

* Strong communication skills (English, written and oral)

* Good system/program skills (SAP ECC/APO or similar system, Microsoft Excel)

Good to have

* A good understanding of S&OP/MRP (Material Requirement Planning)/MPS (Master Production Schedule) planning systems and business applications is highly appreciated

* Experience with inventory management and cost-saving projects

* System/Program affinity (i.e., Power BI, Microsoft apps)

What can we offer you?

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 a 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.

How to apply?

Please apply by sending in your cv and motivation letter to this website, or directly to, Attn: Linh Pham/Planner Global Supply Chain. Applications will be assessed on a regular basis.