Production Planner

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Production Planner - Abbott Molecular Division (AMD)

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

At Abbott Molecular, we realize the potential of personalized care as the laboratory's most trusted and preferred source for molecular diagnostic solutions. We are a division of Abbott Laboratories, a global, diversified healthcare innovator with a legacy of pioneering work in medical diagnostics.

Abbott Molecular Our Des Plaines, IL site has an opportunity for a Production Planner.

Position Overview:

Under limited supervision provides production planning/scheduling, inventory management, or distribution support to maintain production operations and customer product availability within the Abbott Molecular Division (AMD).

WHAT YOU WILL DO:
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.


  • Analyze planning requirements and initiate appropriate action to support the master schedule or independent demands.


  • Schedule Manufacturing Operation to ensure availability of items under planners' control

with minimum negative impact on manufacturing.

  • Plan manufacturing schedules to efficiently utilize facilities. Ensure finished goods and

Forecast requirements and schedule production to meet these requirements.
  • Perform system maintenance and updates to insure database integrity for planning fields and files.
  • Utilize personal computer tools to perform analysis and provide recommendations to management.
  • Maintain raw material and work in process inventories in accordance with predetermined

inventory levels and targets. Monitor inventories and take action as appropriate.
  • Recommend procurement strategies for internal and external supplies compatible with economic, supply and quality goals; understand raw materials needs and translate these needs into inventory plans and strategies.


  • Manage material flow from external and internal suppliers through manufacturing channels to achieve maximum production efficiency, minimizing waste and impacts to customers.


  • Understands and applies manufacturing systems, interpolates manufacturing


  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, YOU'LL BRING:


Required :
  • Bachelor's degree: BA or BS preferred and 1-2 years operations/distribution experience, or directly relevant technical experience sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge.
  • Previous operations experience and exposure to manufacturing materials principles and

concepts preferred.
  • Understanding of expectations working in regulated industries such as Biotech, Pharmaceutical, or Medical Device
  • Detail oriented, able to follow operating procedures, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter and highly motivated; ability to manage multiple tasks with changing project demands

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • A fast-paced work environmentwhere your safety is our priority (Include for Manufacturing roles only)
  • Production areas that areclean, well-lit and temperature-controlled(Include forManufacturing roles only)
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial securitythrough competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programsincluding medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a companywith a record of strong financial performance and history ofbeing actively involved in local communities


Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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