INTERMEDIATE SUPPLY PLANNER
Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. 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 70,000 people.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION:
The Supply Planner manages production planning for their assigned product(s). Position will be responsible for translating commercial demand and inventory strategies/targets into effective supply plans. Supply Planner will manage production plans that span multiple plants. Incumbent will be required to coordinate with Demand Planning, Operations and other planners to resolve plant scheduling conflicts and capacity constraints. The Supply Planner is primarily focused on the next 24 months horizon. Incumbent is expected to work independently, with regular support from department management supervision.
Position will be graded 14/16 depending on candidate's skills/experience level.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
• Maintain internal and external customer service levels for products.
• Analyze plant throughput within customer service, capacity, efficiency, and inventory plan framework.
• Assist Program and Project management groups, project activity and schedule of new products, new processes, etc.
• Develop production plans for Plan and Update packages.
• Participate in decision-making meetings on plant manpower loading and/or premium labor (overtime-contract labor).
• Work directly with plants to perform Rough Cut Capacity Planning in support of 24 month planning horizon.
• Present at monthly meetings with plant and division operations to review and implement operations strategies.
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE:
Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external activities to trends. Interfaces with a variety of management levels on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units. Participates in the development of others by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance. May lead a project team. Provides technical leadership to business units. Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff. Exercises judgment independently. Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones. Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments. Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve organizational objectives.
Comprehensive knowledge and application business concepts, procedures and practices. Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Is recognized as an expert in work group. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.
Experience could be from Materials Management, Manufacturing, Planning, or combined experience. APICS certification or Advanced degree preferred.
Education requrements: Bachelor's Degree plus 6+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Significant Work Activities and Conditions
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)
SUPPLY CHAIN & MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
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