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Supply Chain Planner / Buyer

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.Supply Chain Planner/BuyerAbout AbbottAbbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people's health. We're always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.Working at AbbottAt Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You'll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the student debt program and education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.The Opportunity This position works out of our Lake Forest, IL location in the Rapid Diagnostics Division. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people. Our rapid diagnostics solutions are helping address some of the world's greatest healthcare challenges.The Planner / Buyer is responsible for ensuring the ongoing supply of materials and finished products for the portfolio of products under the business category. The role will focus on demand and supply planning as well as the purchasing activities to support the new portfolio of products and services.The role requires someone who is a good communicator who can build relationships at all levels and must be able to meet deadlines and liaise across functions, BUs and regions.The job holder will be analytical with a keen eye for detail, ensuring strong data integrity at all time, with a proactive, energetic attitude and able to react quickly to the changing demands and priorities of the business. The job holder is required to analyze complex processes and determine improvement opportunities to reduce complexity, to optimize cost, service levels and compliance.It is also expected that the job holder will understand the requirements of a strong Quality Management System necessary for the medical device industry and will work closely with colleagues in the Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs functions.What You'll Work On
    • The key responsibility of the job holder is to ensure that customer orders are delivered on time and in full to meet our service level commitments. As such the job holder must; -
      • Work with the supplier base of vendors and third party kitting providers to ensure purchase orders are placed on time and inventory levels are maintained to ensure service levels to Customers
      • Manage the set up of procured materials and vendor details
      • Support local warehousing activities to ensure efficient receipt, pick and pack of customer orders
      • Work with vendors to ensure proper delivery documentation for products, parts, and materials is available for shipments to be transported efficiently and delivery instructions are adhered to
      • Support Marketing with NPI process management to minimize obsolescence of current materials and the efficient implementation of new items.
      • Work with Commercial leaders to construct and update a finished goods product forecastRequired Qualifications
        • High school diploma requiredPreferred Qualifications
          • Bachelors degree in supply chain or a relevant field.
          • Experience with ERP systems
          • Experience managing the supply/demand planning process
          • Experience with materials requirements planing* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Lake Forest , Supply Chain Planner / Buyer, Professions , Lake Forest, California

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