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    Full-time Position
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    • Date Posted
      August 09,2022
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    Supply Chain Planner

    Do you have a supply chain or logistics background and are you ready to give your career a boost? Do you like the idea of working with colleagues of many different nationalities? Is a positive working environment essential for you? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, AbbVie might have your desired job as a Supply Chain Planner in Zwolle.

    Your role at AbbVie
    We have two types of Supply Chain Planners: for the short-term planning and for the Long-term planning. In both roles you will be responsible for monitoring inventories and take action if and where appropriate based on available inventory, lead times and size of orders. The long-term planners are also responsible for anticipating on future opportunities and risks, related to the more complex processes of long-term planning. Both roles are based at AbbVie’s office in Zwolle (hybrid working model, 60% onsite), where you will be globally responsible for ensuring the production and shipping schedules are aligned, while coordinating the process of outbound shipments.
    • Key contact between the affiliate and other functional departments Quality Assurance, Finance, Global Trade Compliance, and Distribution and Logistics
    • Monitor inventories on hand at affiliates and take action if and where appropriate based on available inventory, lead times and size of orders
    • Ensure that production and shipping schedules are aligned and coordinate and process outbound shipments
    • Ensure systems are kept up to date with the latest info and customers are informed timely
    • Own and drive affiliate calls to review and improve performance and drive continuous improvements
    • Track, analyze, and report on defined KPI’s (volumes, cost, “on-time” performances), to improve customer service and increase efficiency
    • Offers innovative ideas and solutions to maximize business opportunities and address challenges
    • Creates impact with ideas for the larger organization and anticipates and responds to changes
    • Influences others and is viewed as a credible and respected role model (coach/mentor) and resource among peers for onboarding/training new employees
    • Be process owner and project lead for some of the key processes for the function

    Where you work
    AbbVie Logistics ensures that our medicines are delivered at the right place, at the right time and to the right person. Our motto: It's not just a package, it's a patient! From our international hub in Zwolle, we take care of planning and distribution all over the world.
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    Why AbbVie?
    AbbVie has been at the top of the global 'Best Workplaces' list for several years in a row. We are proud of this!
    Join us at AbbVie, where medicine, aesthetics, and science are powered by some of the brightest minds in the world.
    We are a dynamic biopharmaceutical company that offers you the resources you need and a global reach that empowers your innovative mindset. From day one, we’ve known it takes teamwork, passion, and a culture built on diversity and inclusion to develop scientific breakthroughs, innovative pipelines, and treatments that change millions of people’s lives around the world. In short, we know it takes you to make those groundbreaking advancements happen.
    Are you looking for a relentless dedication to creating an environment where you will do your best, most innovative work? We offer that. Complex challenges that allow you to improve lives on a global scale? We offer that too. A meaningful career where your continuous learning and development are top priorities? Well, we offer that too.
    Welcome to AbbVie. Ready to innovate together?

    What we ask
    As a Supply Chain Planner you will be working in an informal atmosphere and international multi-cultural environment. Cooperating with others comes easily to you and you are open-minded about other cultures. Furthermore, you are focused on achieving goals, take initiative, can run several projects in parallel and can communicate fluently in English. More specifically, we ask the following of you:
    • Bachelor level required (Master level preferred) preferably in Operations, Supply Chain or Business Management
    • 3 years work experience in a similar environment, is preferred
    • Must be experienced with ERP systems preferably SAP
    • Be a team player with focus on improvement and a strong drive for results
    • Must possess good analytical skills
    • Excellent written and oral Dutch and English communication skills are required
    • Excellent organizational skills are required
    • Possess strong problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
    • Steps up and takes leadership to own challenges
    • Persistent and resilient when confronted with obstacles and resolves issues in a timely manner
    You have a right to work for the Netherlands (no sponsorship offered) and live at reasonable distance from our Zwolle office (hybrid working model).

    Would you like further information before applying? That is quite understandable. Please send your question(s) to Barbara Razenberg,

    Agency disclaimer
    AbbVie does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CV’s / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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