ColumbusRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Columbus jobs

Inventory Deployment Planner - Nutrition - Columbus, OH

Company: Abbott
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Inventory Deployment Planner
About Abbott
Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people's health. We're always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.
Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac -, PediaSure -, Pedialyte -, Ensure -, Glucerna - and ZonePerfect - - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.
Working at Abbott
At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You'll also have access to:

  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1

  • Vacation - 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr. is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays

  • Company Paid Pension Plan

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

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

    The Opportunity
    This position works out of our Columbus, OH location in the Nutrition Division .
    Primary Function:
    The primary responsibility of the Inventory Deployment Planner is to plan and execute the movement of product through a multi-tiered distribution network to support customer demand at each shipping site. This function includes collaborating and managing relationships with Production Planning, Third Party Manufacturing, Quality Systems, Customer Service, Demand Planning, Transportation, Warehousing, among other departments to ensure product is produced, released, and positioned as needed to support customer demand, maintain customer fill rate goals, support budgetary goals, and drive network efficiencies to reduce cost and increase service.
    What You'll Work On
    Major Responsibilities:

    • Analyze data inputs from multiple sources to plan and execute the efficient movement of product through a multi-tiered distribution network to enable customer order fulfillment and minimize the risk of cuts at each site.

    • Collaborate with Production Planning, Quality Systems, Customer Service, Demand Planning, Transportation, Warehousing, among other departments to provide end to end process oversight and input ensuring inventory is produced, released, and positioned to support demand and maintain customer fill rate goals.

    • Compile and assess available data sources and communicate all product availability risk and supply related issues to management and impacted areas. Liaise with relevant departments to make recommendations on the best solution for the business to ensure product is available to the customers.

    • Micromanage product shortage situations, working with applicable departments to reduce negative customer impacts.

    • Coordinate with all Logistics teams to ensure loads are meeting expected on time performance, manage system order dates, and communicate any customer service risks accordingly.

    • Responsible for identifying opportunities for continuous improvements in the logistic processes.

    • Review and update SOPs to ensure accuracy.

    • Responsible for analyzing and taking necessary action to maintain inventory balances of managed SKUs across all network sites ensure effective usage of inventory supporting order fulfillment goals and preventing E&O risk.

    • Maintain accuracy of Planning information in ERP system

    • Partners with key stakeholders to minimize and dispose of slow moving, obsolete, and expiring inventory.

    • Safeguard the environment and facilitate a safe and healthy workplace culture

    • Collaborate with Warehouse contacts and Capacity Mangers to evaluate space constraints and execute deployment needed to maintain safe and efficient warehouse operations.

    • Coordinate with all Logistics teams to maximize carrier and warehouse schedule capacities while supporting logistics budgetary goals.

    • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

    • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

      Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain Operations or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

      • Minimum 6 years of progressively responsible experience in schedule planning

      • Minimum 3 years of experience with planning/work order systems

      • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a medical device manufacturing environment preferred.

      • Minimum 3 years of experience in supply chain, logistics, or inventory deployment planning preferred.

        Apply Now (

        • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

          Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: (
          Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
          Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.
          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

Keywords: Abbott, Columbus , Inventory Deployment Planner - Nutrition - Columbus, OH, Professions , Columbus, Ohio

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Ohio jobs by following @recnetOH on Twitter!

Columbus RSS job feeds