Abbott Master Scheduler II in Irvine, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Under limited supervision, develops, maintains and communicates manufacturing schedules to build products which meet finished goods demands thus shipping products to customers in a timely manner. Creates manufacturing schedules to achieve zero backorders, a key performance indicator.

Job Duties: .

  • Leads weekly meetings with key stake holders to ensure recommended manufacturing schedule will meet all business demands. Meeting may include stake holders from some or all of the following functions: manufacturing, supply chain, clinical, regulatory, quality and marketing.

  • Implements inventory policies set by Supply Chain management to manage finished goods and raw material inventory.

  • Generates reports of moderate complexity and performs data analysis to proactively plan or resolve issues.

  • Develops and provides a detailed scheduling plan for finished goods which supports the top level approved build plans, assuring quantity and mix are clearly communicated to manufacturing and other manufacturing groups.

  • Releases work orders in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and updates Kanban quantities to support build plans.

  • Reviews forecast data, backorder reports and commodity/purchasing updates, including early warning signs, to prioritize and expedite manufacturing jobs to prevent or clear backorders.

  • Reviews and updates material master data on regular basis to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

  • Manages safety stock in partnership with purchasing.

  • Approves and creates rework or special work orders in the ERP system.

  • Reviews and updates outdated open jobs which require rescheduling or closing.

  • Partners with purchasing and warehousing to minimize and dispose of slow moving, obsolete and expiring inventory.

  • Generates reports of moderate complexity, as needed, with solid understanding of purchasing and product line operations.

  • Using strong interpersonal skills, listen to internal customer needs, while finding solutions to improve the success of the organization.

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


General Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain, Business or equivalent preferred.

  • 2 to 3 years of progressively responsible experience in manufacturing schedule planning

  • 1 year of experience with planning/work order systems

  • 1 year experience working in a medical device manufacturing environment preferred.

  • APICS or other planning related certification preferred

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