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Abbott Supply Chain Planner in Sligo, Ireland

About Abbott

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.

Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of healthcare products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs over 5,000 people across nine sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Abbott Ireland Diagnostic Division Sligo

Abbott Diagnostic's is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics with approximately 70,000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. Our diagnostic products offer a broad range of innovative instrument systems and tests for hospitals, reference labs, blood banks, physician offices and clinics.

Abbott’s diagnostic products offer customers automation, convenience, cost effectiveness and flexibility. Abbott has helped transform the practice of medical diagnosis from an art to a science, helping to create the modern diagnostics industry through the company's commitment to improving patient care and lowering overall costs. The history of Abbott Diagnostics is filled with examples of first-of-a-kind products and significant technological advancements.


Overall responsibility for meeting the production schedule, material requirements planning, purchase order management, inventory management, and work order management to ensure customers requests are actioned within the time schedule requested in accordance with the company’s budget, policies, and procedures.


  • Open/Maintain/Release Process orders.

  • Batch Determine Process Order Components.

  • Generate Lot Assignment sheets

  • Generating purchase requisitions as necessary and ensuring the material is released within the agreed timescale.

  • Changing/updating existing BOM to ensure accurate and timely customer requirements.

  • Maintain accurate inventory transactions, Quantities and due dates.

  • Prepare documentation for the disposal of all obsolete or rejected materials in accordance with the company policies and procedures.

  • Monitor and Control inventories of Bulk suppliers W.I.P and finished products ensuring achievement of plant inventory level goals.

  • Maintain high standard in housekeeping, GMP and Safety.

  • Contingency Planning when have technical or supply issues.

  • Execute to the production schedule by ensuring Process Orders are available, Batch Determinations are completed, material availability, technical issues are resolved. Minimize distressed inventory particularly lot ends.

  • Generate and Maintain MLC’s.

  • Create and maintain the ERP data in accordance with company policy and procedures. Track router accuracy, lead-times, yields, qty pers and ensure systems and batch planning sheets are updated accordingly. Track FG dating guarantees, incoming batch sizes and dating guarantees.

  • Hold Report & Reserve report Responsibility

  • Reviewing Material at risk of Expiring Report

  • Support rest of team on adhoc basis as directed by your Team Leader / Manager

  • Order pegging by completing Batch Determination from Bulk to Kitpack.

  • Issue production monitoring reports such pipeline analysis, critical elevation forms and others as required.

  • Attend min balance report and new part introduction meetings

  • Provide training for planning group

  • Be system experts for planning

  • Support financial planning exercise for Plan and updates

  • Support BEx projects as required

  • Co-ordinate and participate in Ramp Up /Ramp Down

  • Complete all activities in a safer manner ensuring that any potential safety issues and areas for improvement are addressed.

  • Ensure Environmental procedures eg recycling, waste minimization are adhered to and improvements made where possible.

  • Approve Change requests for planning group as required

  • Identify and participate in continuous improvement projects, process simplification, system enhancements and automation of activities (e.g. reports and plan exercise).


  • Appropriate qualification in either Purchasing/Productions Planning e.g. Diploma in Purchasing or relevant APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) examinations or General Degree with relevant Manufacturing experience, this will provide a basic understanding of the planning techniques being used in AIDD, which is required for the position.

  • At least two years experience in production planning in a manufacturing company. Preferably previous experience with planning short shelf life products. Overall experience required is 3 years. This experience will ensure that planning related issues are understood and dealt with in a well balanced and professional manner.

  • Planners will provide leadership and direction to their respective areas of planning responsibilities in the plant to meet the commitments.

  • Contacts with all levels of management within the plant.

  • Contacts with Abbott personnel in other affiliates especially in planning shipping/distribution/marketing.

  • A high level of expertise is required in solving scheduling, logistics, expediting and purchasing problems.

  • Planning related issues must be dealt with quickly, otherwise they could result in a production shutdown.

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 corpjat@abbott.com