Senior Analyst Production Planning - 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.

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.

The Columbus Plant is Abbott's oldest nutrition manufacturing plant in the world. Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world. Our location in Columbus OH, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Analyst Production Planner.

The Senior Analyst Production Planner translates external environment conditions and demands from Demand Planners into comprehensive manufacturing plans under MRP philosophy, converting and communicating a changing condition to a planned environment.

  • Maintain internal and external customer service levels for all assigned products
  • Manage plant throughput within customer service, capacity, efficiency, and inventory plan framework
  • Coordinate with GIO Program and Project management groups, project activity and schedule of new products, new processes, etc.
  • Identify, resolve and communicate low/or excess obsolete stock position. all assigned SKUs
  • Develop production plans for Plan, Update, and monthly LBE packages
  • Maintain integrity of forecast passes, finished goods inventory planning, APO inventory planning, master scheduling and capacity requirements planning data for all ANPD and AI products sourced from the U.S.
  • Identify and direct the planning activities associated with the allocation of finished goods in current or projected low stock position
  • Participate in decision-making meetings on plant manpower loading and/or premium labor (overtime-contract labor)
  • Manage and direct inventory investment activities for all assigned products
  • 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
  • Hold Leadership roles within department related to training and system support
  • Provide ad-hoc analytical reports and scenario plans to support Commercial and Supply Chain strategies


  • Bachelor's Degree: Business, Management, Science or Engineering disciplines preferred, or related discipline
  • 5 or more years of experience in supply chain related roles
  • Strong analytical skills, able to analyze large amounts of data and articulate meaning up through the organization
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills

  • Experience in production planning or supply chain related role
  • Experience using SAP software


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

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

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