Abbott Intermediate Production Planner, Abbott Point of Care, Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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.

Abbott Point of Care is a worldwide leader in providing with-patient care solutions that are intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers. By delivering lab-quality results in minutes, our i-STAT® System family of with-patient products and services fosters a collaborative, patient-centered environment while driving operational performance. We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with more than 1,500 global employees and a presence in 84 countries. Our 46,500 square meter, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Abbott Point of Care, is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Status: Regular/Full Time

Position Overview:

You will be responsible for planning and scheduling assigned finished goods and/or subcomponents to ensure customer fill rate is maximized and expiry exposure minimized.


  • Define optimum inventory levels.

  • Create and maintain minimum 24-month supply plan including associated scenario planning and non-commercial demand.

  • Work with Manufacturing to ensure supply plan and schedule optimizes manufacturing productivity.

  • Communicate supply plan to key stakeholders including Manufacturing, Finance and Engineering.

  • Create, communicate and track weekly schedules including non-commercial builds and builds for custom orders.

  • Communicate supply related issues to management and impacted areas.

  • Monitor and analyze sales and inventory usage and adjust plan/schedule as required.

  • Maintain accuracy of Planning information in MRP system.

  • Identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement in Planning and Scheduling processes.

  • Review and update Planning and Scheduling SOPs to ensure accuracy.

  • Safeguard the environment and facilitate a safe and healthy workplace culture.

  • Support implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.

  • Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

  • Other miscellaneous responsibilities as may be assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Undergrad University Degree (Business Administration, Science/Engineering or equivalent)

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability or aptitude to work on problems that are complex in scope where analysis of situations or data involves multiple competing factors.

  • Ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behaviour.

  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative in dealing with a variety of duties and responsibilities.

  • Ability to influence and lead without direct authority.

  • Ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software.

  • Ability to prioritize.

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office in particular Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Knowledge of MRP and MES systems.

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain functions.

  • Advanced MS-Office Software.

Abbott Canada is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without discrimination based on factors such as race, sex, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, age, citizenship, family or marital status, political beliefs, sexual preference or other factors included in human rights legislation.

Our diversity goals for recruitment, hiring, and retention are embedded in our corporate goals, and our diversity initiatives are supported by the highest level of the organization.

We strongly believe that a diverse workforce fosters more creative and innovative thinking throughout the organization. Creating an inclusive environment, where everyone is respected and valued, enables us to leverage our diversity as a business driver and strengthens our position as a global leader.

Abbott strives to promote and maintain an inclusive, high-performing culture that allows all employees to reach their full potential and contribute to Abbott’s success.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email