Abbott Senior Supply Chain Planner in Sydney, Australia

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Abbott Medical Devices division for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Supply Chain Planner reporting to the Supply Chain Manager. This position is responsible for the end to end Demand and Supply planning for the ANZ Abbott medical portfolio of products, ensuring inventory targets and outbound service levels are met.

The main aspects of this role include:

  • SAP ECC Material Master Maintenance and all activities associated with new product workflow creation

  • Review, maintain and update Supply Network Planning (SNP) parameters as necessary in SAP APO to drive the required supply planning and replenishment outcomes

  • Review and maintain Demand forecasts and ensure they are reflected correctly in SAP APO

  • Chair, coordinate and drive monthly demand forecast review meetings with Marketing

  • Raise manual Purchase orders as required with inter-company and 3rd party vendors

  • Liaise with global supply planners on manufacturing constrained lines

  • Update internal stakeholders with ETAs for constrained and backordered lines via the preparation and publishing of the Daily Open Orders report

  • Liaise with freight forwarders on airfreight visibility and timeliness

  • Liaise with NZ 4PL Warehousing & Distribution provider

  • Review and process freight invoices for payment

  • Attend monthly S&OP meetings with global planning stakeholders

  • Work with the Product Sales Managers to drive reduction in excess inventory

In addition to the above, the relevant experience and qualifications are required:

  • Tertiary qualification in supply chain or business-related discipline

  • APIC's qualification preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar Demand and Supply planning role ideally in a global healthcare organization.

  • Extensive SAP ECC Material Master, Purchasing and APO DP & SNP experience.

  • Advanced Excel and MS Office skills

  • Experience in use of Business Objects reporting or similar

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

This role will work within a team of very capable and passionate individuals committed to getting the best outcomes for the patients and the customers that we serve.

Abbott provides some fantastic benefits for our employees, these include:

  • Free Parking

  • Onsite Gym

  • Discounted Healthcare

  • Discounted Shares program

  • Fresh fruit available to employees

  • AND…..Lots, lots more

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit our careers site at for more information

Abbott is an equal opportunity employer

We ask that recruiters respect our internal recruitment process and PSA panel, and refrain from contacting us, or referring candidates to this role.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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