Buyer/Planner

Abbott

Abbott

Accounting & Finance
Finisklin Business Park, Sligo, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Have you ever wanted to make a difference?

At Abbott, you will play a crucial role to help people live more fully at all stages of their lives. Abbott is a global healthcare leader and our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional products and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues have a daily impact on the life of people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott Nutrition

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.

Primary Function / Goals / Objectives

Reporting to the Planning and Purchasing Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibility for MPS & MRP for raw material, intermediate and finished goods.
  • Manage the Purchasing function to ensure material supply in line with plant schedules.
  • Co-ordinate the purchasing process and work with NPI activities.
  • BOM / Item Master Management.
  • CRM and primary point of contact for distribution centre.
  • Scenario planning.
  • Co-ordinate materials aspect for NPI’s.
  • Work with Supply chain members to meet target performance on KPI`s.
  • Inventory Management and Control.
  • Liaise with transportation companies regarding deliveries.
  • Schedule deliveries within warehouse capacities.
  • Project implementation in line with specific goals.
  • The position will require communication with the following:
    • Contacts with all levels of management within the plant.
    • Contacts with Abbott personnel in other affiliates especially in planning shipping/distribution/marketing.
  • Co-ordinate purchased materials to support production and meet product cost within the framework of Abbott Code of Business and applicable laws.
  • Co-ordinate purchase of non-inventory items required to meet plant operation at lowest total cost of ownership levels.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

  • No supervisory duties are associated with this position.

EHS Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Environmental Health & Safety standards are met and all EHS regulations and procedures are adhered to.
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for EHS performance and compliance through active participation and support of Abbott’s EHS Program.
  • Ensure to report any work related injuries or illness to employee health and assist in the investigation.
  • Active participation and support of Abbott’s EHS programs and attend EHS training as assigned.

Education Required:

  • Certificate/Diploma/Degree in a related discipline, or IPICS / IIPMM. Appropriate qualification in either Purchasing/ Production Planning e.g. Diploma in Purchasing or relevant APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) examinations.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Excellent Computer skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • At least two years' experience in supply chain/production planning.
  • A high level of expertise is required in solving scheduling, logistics, expediting and purchasing problems.

Accountability / Scope

  • The position has scope for decision making within confines of agreed responsibilities. Activities broadly defined by agreed impact goals. Supervision is received through meetings and one on one meeting with the Planning & Purchasing Manager. Periodic goal reviews, annual performance and career development reviews will also occur.
  • Individual is given authority to carry out duties without close supervision.