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Senior Production Planning Analyst - Nutrition - Columbus, OH



Full Time

On Site


Columbus, Ohio, United States

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.

Senior Production Planning Analyst

About Abbott

Abbott 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.

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.

Working at Abbott

At 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:

  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Vacation – 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr. is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%
  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] 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 stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Columbus OH location in the Nutrition Division.

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

What You’ll Work On

  • 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.
  • For all assigned products, 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.
  • For all assigned products, 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).
  • For all assigned products, manage and direct inventory investment activities.
  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Business, Management, Science or Engineering disciplines preferred or 5+ years of experience in supply chain related roles.

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