Transportation Planner I (Incremental Addition) - Nutrition - Columbus, OH

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.

Transportation Planner I

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Columbus OH, currently has an opportunity for a Transportation Planner I.

The Transportation Planner I will support and assist the execution of transportation supply chain processes that meet and/or exceed customer expectations and Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain goals and objectives. This position is responsible for scheduling freight and planning daily tactical work associated with transportation. The scope includes scheduling and planning parcel, less than truckload (LTL), and truckload (TL) shipments including Freight to Customer (FTC), Internal Deployment (ITD), Inbound Finished Goods (IBFG), International Drayage, and Inbound Raw Materials (IBRM) . This person will be working on the computer and phones to communicate with carriers and Customer Service. This position will require constant follow up and attention to detail. Supporting activities include communication of carrier performance. This position will have exposure to both external and internal customers and will need to attain high level of customer service across multiple verticals.


Specific functional areas of responsibility include:

Proactive coordination of on-time delivery for all assigned plants. Support the resolution situations that may jeopardize AN delivery performance and/or ability to meet customer PO must arrive by dates. Support Logistics team with projects that meet division goals, customer service expectations, and cost requirements. Must interact effectively with Third Party Providers, Quality Assurance, Customer Service Operations, Global purchasing, Finance, Customer DC Operations, Carrier Operations and Sales Management, and Division Logistics teams. Conduct business with the highest standards of ethical behavior and in compliance with company rules and procedures.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Utilization of the Transportation Management System to schedule parcel shipments including same day air, LTL pool shipments, and inbound deployment trucks from Third Party Manufacturers. Shipment tracking and proactive communication to internal cross functional teams and external providers. Manage and support transportation operational and procurement strategies while maintaining the cost profile and meeting Customer Service expectations. Attend carrier operational meetings to provide feedback on performance. Documentation of Transportation Procedures in the Global Logistics Procedure Database. Support department with various projects and assignments as necessary.

Additional Responsibilities May Include:

Documentation and submission of carrier claims to collection agent. Generation of KPI reports Processing of International Expedite shipments Approval of Accessorial charges



College degree preferred, Transportation/Logistics experience preferred


2+ years of Transportation or Logistics experience

Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills

Experience using SAP and Transportation Management Systems

Microsoft Office skills (Access, Excel, Word, Power Point) are required.

Excel skill level required - Pivot tables, vlookups, and if/then statements

Able to manage and organize large data files

Accountability / Scope:

Supplier base of 50 TL Carriers, 17 LTL Carriers, & 1 Parcel Carrier

Multiple plant & distribution center operational support

Transportation Management Systems Support

Travel as required, approximately 3%, including customer and carrier visits.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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