Abbott Demand Planner in Lake Forest, Illinois

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.

Manages assigned inventory and receipts. Decisions have moderate impact (up to 25% ) to the assigned inventory and receipts. Operates with limited supervision. Reviews are held periodically with manager to monitor goals and objectives. Complies with regulatory guidelines; understands and applies GMP, corporate financial/purchasing policies and site operating procedures. Signature authority to requisition and/or commit company funds, in accordance with site and corporate financial policies. Trains others within the area on materials procedures and processes.


  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Develops and executes sound material management and forecasting practices to manage the flow of material between suppliers, manufacturing areas and internal customers.

  • Creates and manages area or country product/shipment allocations during times of short supply to minimize variances of reagent sales.

  • Maintains inventory levels and order policy modifiers to meet monthly financial goals. Optimizes inventory, customer service and profitability of each commercial operations area.

  • Analyzes trend data from a variety of sources to determine true causes of problems. Develops plans to anticipate, resolve and avoid future problems.

  • Coordinates and supports new product launches and retirements.

  • Serves as team leader in projects that are cross functional in nature.

  • Communicates internal and external to ADD Abbott worldwide and to outside suppliers.


  • Bachelor’s degree required with 3-6 years manufacturing, materials, finance or marketing/sales experience. Exceptions to the degree requirement will be considered.

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.

  • Familiar with SAP or forecasting software a plus, MS Excel and database experience preferred

  • Strong analytical skills

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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