Inventory Planner Analyst - Columbus, OH Plant

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.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System
  • The Associate Planner performs production planning, scheduling and inventory management with limited supervision to maintain adherence to production schedules
  • Analyze planning requirements and initiate appropriate action to support the production schedule and/or material demand
  • Plan, order and manage inventory and materials
  • Serve as liaison with other departments to minimize impact on schedule(s); serve as primary point of contact for production and material related concerns and communications
  • Follow EHS rules and procedures for your department
  • Report EHS incidents and/or unsafe acts and conditions promptly to supervision; forward any opportunities to improve the EHS program to supervision
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


This position is accountable for the following:
  • Support of the department through administrative and tactical execution of specific tasks as communicated by the department manager
  • Contribute to short-term, mid-range and long-term organizational goals
  • Facilitation/execution of production planning and scheduling processes as well as material management
  • Errors or failures to achieve results may add cost and may impact the goals of the organization

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and demonstrated competence required
  • Typically requires 2 or more years of relevant work experience or exposure within a regulated environment to sufficiently demonstrate the core job responsibilities of the position
  • Candidates/incumbents should possess the following: ability to clearly, concisely and accurately convey communications; ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior; ability to work independently and in groups; demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills; ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software; ability to prioritize; strong organizational and project management skills and the ability/aptitude to provide solutions and contingency plans through the comprehensive review of alternatives