Transportation Planner II (Incremental Addition) - Nutrition - Columbus OH

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Transportation Planner II

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

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.


Major Responsibilities:
  • 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 all freight modes.
  • Maintain routing guide compliance to achieve cost profile goals.
  • Utilize real time freight management software to proactively execute changes.
  • 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 daily conference calls with warehouse teams to align on scheduling needs.
  • Attend carrier operational meetings to provide feedback on performance.
  • Review and provide feedback on carrier performance for sites managed.
  • Collaborate with Customer Program Specialist to meet customer specific expectations.
  • Participate in root cause analysis and corrective action initiatives facilitating changes needed to support customer fine reduction programs.
  • Support department with various projects and assignments as necessary.
  • Documentation of Transportation Procedures in the Global Logistics Procedure Database.
  • Some weekend and night coverage including issue resolution is required.
  • Approximately 10,000 TL shipments and 16,000 LTL shipments per year representing approximately $495 Million in revenue
  • Typical annual spend for the assigned area is $15 - $25 Million.
  • Supplier base of 50 TL Carriers, 17 LTL Carriers, & 1 Parcel Carrier
  • Multiple plant & distribution center operational support
  • Transportation Management Systems Support


  • College degree required, Transportation/Logistics experience required or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 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
  • Travel as required, approximately 5%, 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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