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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Supply Chain & Logistics
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      November 20,2021
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    Supply Chain Planner

    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. One of the divisions of Abbott is Abbot Nutrition which has more than 125 years of expertise in healthcare and more than 40 years in medical nutrition worldwide. The innovative solutions Abbot Nutrition offers to their customers and patients, helps millions of people around the world to live their best life by strength and health. Some examples of products produced by Abbot Nutrition are tube feeding and disease-specific drinking food. One of the worldwide planning centers of Abbot Nutrition is located in Zwolle, the Netherlands. This Abbott Logistics Nutrition Organization (ALOG) is responsible for planning, purchasing and distribution and is looking for a: Supply Chain Planner

    Are you looking for a job where you are responsible for the most optimized balance between supply and demand? Do you like to be in the middle of the supply chain and get your energy from planning as efficient as possible? Then we are looking for you!

    The position:

    As Supply Chain Planner you are team player with strong analytical and communication skills. You will be the primary source for all inventory information within the supply chain for all the relevant Abbott departments. You will be working with the Master Scheduler and the plants to adjust production planning, with the Distribution group to optimize shipping and with Customer Service to minimize impacts for commercial affiliates for exceptions that could not be solved within production planning. This is a dynamic fast paced role where you will work within an international environment across different departments globally. Get ready to be challenged!

    The main responsibilities and tasks:

    • Coordinating supply of finished goods, produced at the plants, to the commercial affiliates

    • Optimizing inventory levels in the end to end supply chain

    • Monitor inventory on hand for both Abbott Logistics and the affiliates

    • Minimize stock outs for the commercial affiliates around the world

    • Minimizing obsolete inventory

    • Creating optimized shipment plan by ensuring that production releases and shipments are aligned

    • Following up ad hoc supply chain requests

    • Review key performance indicators regularly, identify opportunities to improve performance, and execute implementation of improvements


    • Bachelor or Master degree in a related field such as Supply Chain Management, Production Operations Management, Logistics Management or similar

    • Several years of experience within a similar role

    • Good communication and teamwork skills are required to facilitate good working relationships with supply chain partner

    • Creative and analytical problem-solving skills

    • Fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch is a pre

    • Innovative skills and initiative are required to identify and implement business process

    • Positive attitude, eager to learn and willing to go the extra mile in combination with a can-do mentality are vital traits for this position

    What do we offer?

    • Work at the #1 top employer in the Netherlands for two consecutive years!

    • A competitive salary and benefits package

    • A role with a lot of growth and development possibilities!

    How to apply?

    If you are appealed by Abbott, looking for a job with meaning and recognize yourself in the outlined profile, please make your interest known. You can apply via our website ( with your resume and letter of application. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments referring this job profile to Valeria Calenici,

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