JOB DESCRIPTION :
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.
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
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.
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
ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain
LOCATION : Ireland >
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS : WORK SHIFT :
WORK SHIFT : Ie - 38.0Hst0 (Ireland)
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