Abbott Sr. Inventory Planning Coordinator in Tipp City, Ohio

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.


The Material Control area has primary responsibility for distribution of finished product, production scheduling, procurement, receiving and storage of raw materials and finished product as well as reporting, accuracy and timeliness of inventory records for raw materials, in process, finished goods and stockroom inventories. The Planner will be responsible for planning and procuring all raw materials required for the manufacturing operation. Analysis of inventory levels and inventory status is required. Traffic activities, expediting and interface with both Division Purchasing and Logistics, vendors and carriers are part of the daily routine.

Main Responsibilities:

Utilize AMAPS to plan raw material inventory levels, monitor production schedule changes, and outstanding orders.

It is the responsibility of the Planner to evaluate the inventory and place orders utilizing lead times and service history with the vendors in controlling in excess of $100mm of material throughout a year.

Communicate with the vendor as the primary Abbott contact in the following manner: Placing of purchase orders which is done by utilizing the AMAPS systems and communicating this with the vendors.

Expediting orders that are either late or are needed earlier due to schedule changes.

Work with the vendors to alleviate chronic delivery or quality problems through both written and verbal communications.

Act as liaison between the plant and the vendor to coordinate any returns of rejected material to the vendor.

Act as the liaison between the other departments within the plant to coordinate any quality issues that need to be resolved in an emergency.

Monitor all raw materials testing to ensure that all commodities are released to meet the production schedule.

Maintain the general stores requisition program in coordinating the flow of materials for interplant transfers, pilot plant needs and return to vendors.

Monitor expiration dates for over 250 raw materials to minimize destruct costs.


High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills are mandatory. General business knowledge of 2-5 years with an emphasis on purchasing functions such as vendor relations, purchase order preparation and invoicing. Must possess the ability to deal with challenging situations as they arise. Must be results oriented with the ability to relate effectively and professionally with others at all levels. An emphasis must be placed on the ability to make quick, sound judgments and to have excellent problem solving techniques. Must have thorough understanding of manufacturing process (from raw ingredients and materials to the finished product). The planners must also have a good understanding of sound accounting principles, inventory control procedures, and paperwork flow necessary to be able to function responsibly in this position. The planners function as agents of the corporation. To fully understand the details of the position normally 1-2 years of on the job training is required to move up to Senior Inventory Planner status. Good written and oral communication skills are best learned through previous experience. The business skills required can be learned through various college courses and seminars that are offered on the various topics. Additional knowledge may also be gained through 2-3 years of prior experience in Manufacturing and Material Control.

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