1+ months

Associate Planner

Temecula, CA

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Job Function

The Associate Planner performs production planning, scheduling and inventory  management with limited supervision to maintain adherence to production  schedules.

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

1.  Analyze planning requirements and initiate appropriate action to support the  production schedule and / or material demand;    

2.   Plan, order and manage inventory and materials;    

3.   Serve as liaison with other departments to minimize impact on schedule(s);  serve as primary point of contact for production and material related concerns  and communications;    

4.   Other duties and responsibilities as assigned;    

5.   Follow EHS rules and procedures for your department; report EHS incidents 

and / or unsafe acts and conditions promptly to supervision; forward any  opportunities to improve the EHS program to supervision;    

6.   Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the  Quality System.

Position Accountability / Scope

1.  support of the department through administrative and tactical execution of specific tasks as communicated by the department manager;          

2.  contribute to short-term, mid-range and long-term organizational goals;          

3.  facilitation / execution of production planning and scheduling processes as well as material management. Errors or failures to achieve results may add  cost and may impact the goals of the organization.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree (Supply Chain Preferred)  or equivalent experience and  demonstrated competence required.

Minimum Experience / Training

** Experience with Supply Chain (purchasing, planning, scheduling, logistics preferred.

** APICS certifications a plus

** Excel experience is a MUST.

Typically requires 0-2 or more years of relevant work experience or exposure  within a regulated environment to sufficiently demonstrate the core job  responsibilities of the position.

Candidates / incumbents should possess the following:      

- ability to clearly, concisely and accurately convey communications;      

- ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display  socially and professionally appropriate behavior;      

- ability to work independently and in groups;      

- demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills;      

- ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer  software;      

- ability to prioritize;      

- strong organizational and project management skills;      

- ability and aptitude to provide solutions and contingency plans through the comprehensive review of alternatives

Job Family: Supply Chain
Division: AVD Vascular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Medical Surveillance: Yes
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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