Materials Planner
Abbott AG
Cootehill, Ireland
3d ago


Primary Function / Goals / Objectives

  • Follow all Environmental, Health and Safety Rules and Regulations in the plant.
  • Report any current or potential hazards to your manager immediately.
  • Wear the correct Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) at all times. Consult the appropriate SOP where required.
  • Ensure Customer focus and product availability through effective management of MRP / MPS while ensuring cost and quality compliance.
  • Manage the planning function to generate plant schedules in line with market demands. Coordinate the S&OP process and incorporate NPI into plant schedules.
  • Link between plant, ALOG and markets.

  • Work with ALOG and supply chain members to meet target performance on KPIs (including service to customers and inventory levels).
  • Coordinate relevant purchased materials to support production and meet product cost within the framework of Abbott Code of Business and applicable laws.
  • Develop and grow relationships with other manufacturing sites, Corporate, ANSC Purchasing and ANSC Materials Management as relevant to planning.
  • Develop good links with suppliers and with other elements of the supply chain.

  • Assure compliance with local (including ISO) and Abbott rules, policies and regulations. In addition meet all regulatory requirements (local and markets).
  • Make optimum use of all plant systems including MCS and Infor Advanced Schedule to record and action planning activities.
  • Stay involved in the identification and development of latest technologies including developments on global software e.g.

    JDA and Cognos as relevant to Cootehill.

  • Maintain records and files for key suppliers. Assist in monitoring supplier performance against KPIs.
  • Provide data to support development of annual Plan and Product Cost.
  • Maintain local planning policies and procedures in line with overall Abbott requirements.
  • Liaise with other plant areas including Manufacturing, Engineering and QA to ensure plant schedules are understood and achieved.
  • Monitor inventories and action slow moving or obsolete stock.
  • This Job function will change where update procedures to GMP, EHS, Technical / New Equipment, Quality Procedures & SOP’s are made.
  • This list of responsibilities may change depending on plant needs and employees are expected to be adaptable and flexible where this need arises.
  • Major Responsibilities

  • To provide a planning function to ensure plant output is in line with market needs and agreed schedules through the supply chain.
  • Provide backup expertise to other areas involved in planning and backup to the other Material functions of Purchasing & Warehouse.

  • Inventory control system accuracy.
  • Ensure product availability, providing visibility of the customer throughout the site an alignment of production plan.
  • Ensure effective management of Master Production Schedule / Material Requirement Planning
  • Ensure effective management of Inventory
  • This function reports to the Planning Team Leader within the overall Materials Management function.
  • Supervisory / Management Responsibilities

    Education Required

    The Planner is responsible for detailed plant scheduling and coordinating the flow of information and product through the supply chain.

    The role is a key contact with important customers, with suppliers, with Abbott Distribution and also with other Abbott locations.

  • Bachelor’s Degree : Appropriate qualification in either Purchasing / Production Planning e.g. Diploma in Purchasing or relevant APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) examinations.
  • General Degree with relevant Manufacturing experience.
  • This will provide a basic understanding of the purchasing techniques being used in Abbott Cootehill required for the position.
  • Knowledge

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Some level of experience in a planning role is desirable but can be compensated by training.
  • Good team working skills are required but also the ability to work alone on own initiative.
  • A high level of computer literacy is required.
  • Good logic and computing capability is required.
  • A high level of integrity is essential.
  • The ability to handle complex issues in a high profile, immediate environment is required.
  • Ability to adapt and change as the needs of business dictates.
  • Accountability / Scope

  • Deviation from specification or failure to take corrective action or follow procedures for any period of time could have serious financial and quality consequences.
  • JOB FAMILY : Supply Chain


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    LOCATION : Ireland >


    WORK SHIFT : Ie - 38.0Hst0 (Ireland)




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