Offers “Abbott”

30 days agoAbbott

Raw Materials Planner

  • Irving (Dallas)
  • Logistics

Job description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.




The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Irving, TX currently has an opportunity for a Raw Materials Planner.


Performs production planning, scheduling and inventory management with limited supervision to maintain adherence to production schedules.

This role is responsible for ensuring production needs, at optimal efficiency are being met. In addition, this individual will work collaboratively with a cross functional team including Demand Planning, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality, Materials and Production to manage product raw material supply and inventory. The individual will be deploy inventory strategies, be responsible for product change and associated material planning implications, manage and solve exceptions, and drive supplier execution. They should be able to leverage data analytics and supply chain expertise to manage Planning system parameters and meet target inventory and service level goals while minimizing costs and obsolescence. The raw material planner will perform production planning, raw material procurement, scheduling and inventory management with limited supervision to maintain adherence to production schedules.


Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. 1.   Analyze planning requirements and initiate appropriate action to support the production schedule and / or material demand;    

2.   Plan, order and manage inventory and materials;    

3.   Serve as liaison with other departments to minimize impact on schedule(s);  serve as point of contact for production and material related concerns and communications;    

4.   Other duties and responsibilities as assigned;    

5.   Follow EHS rules and procedures for your department; report EHS incidents and / or unsafe acts and conditions promptly to supervision; forward any opportunities to improve the EHS program to supervision; 6.  Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.

Support of department through administrative and tactical execution of specific tasks as communicated by department manager. Contribute to short term, mid range and long term organization goals Facilitation/Execution of production planning and scheduling processes as well as materials management. Works with Engineering team to develop Bills of Material Extracts data from ERP system to create various moderately complex reports used to identify inventory management, expired inventory, stock rotation initiatives, and other inventory/stocking issues. Ensures the accuracy and completeness of the information that is entered in the ERP system. Assists with system implementations to improve forecasting and demand requirements planning. Prepares, summarizes and presents data accuracy, delivery performance & other key metrics to assess performance, modify production plans & assess/prioritize focused improvement efforts to mid-level management. Publishes KPI's as required for all inventory related metrics including: forecast accuracy, DIOH, scrap reporting, line order fill rate, stock levels and PD delivery performance Establishes back up plans for scenarios related to potential changes in product offerings, customer volumes, manufacturing changes, etc.



Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related field. An equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Minimum 1 year experience

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, STEM, Business or equivalent and demonstrated competence.

2 or more years’ work experience in Supply Chain Planning, Materials Management or related discipline from any of the following types of companies/industries: Manufacturing (preferably Discrete Mfg.), Health Care or Others

1+ year of experience with Supply Chain ERP system

Six Sigma certification preferred

Software: MS Office Suite (primarily MS Excel – Intermediate or Advanced)

Systems: Oracle E Business , SAP or other ERP system.

Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

Planning and working in a medical device manufacturing environment preferred.

APICS or other planning related certification preferred.  Previous experience with SAP preferred

Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

Ability to work in a highly matrixed business environment.

Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

Strong follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

Paid time off

401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

Pension Plan

The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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