Production Planner II at Abbott

  • Manufacturing/Mechanical Jobs, Production Manager Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 1 month ago
  • California, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 2 Years

Job Description

Production Planner II at Abbott

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


About Abbott


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.


Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations – with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.


We have an opportunity for Production Planner II based in San Diego, CA. In this role, responsible for ensuring all aspects of a conference tradeshow, event or symposium is well-planned and run smoothly from securing the location to planning, managing the organizations appearance and evaluating attendance through metrics-based reporting. They will attend, develop and carry out the trade show/event plan and prepare for and manage individual shows/events.



  • Interpret and modify ERP system to generate proper demand for manufactured and purchased parts

  • Perform Capacity Requirements Planning, including the setup and maintenance of work centers and on-going analysis of outputs

  • Review actual sales performance against available inventory and establish Production and QC priorities

  • Contribute to and implement solutions to reduce inventory levels, work order transactions, and improve planning efficiency

  • Ensure various work center activities result in minimum work order rescheduling, high utilization of work center capacities, and level loading

  • Prepare and transact work orders and ensure availability of materials

  • Ensure communication regarding the status of work orders, inventory levels, and projects

  • Coordinate planning activities with affected departments to ensure project milestones are achieved on-time

  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job; has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities

  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices; build productive internal/external working relationships

  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies

  • Other duties as assigned, according to the changing needs of the business


  • BA/BS

  • Minimum two to five years related experience

  • Microsoft Office Suite expertise (Microsoft Word & Excel)

  • Experienced in using and maintaining MRP2/ERP2 systems; JDE, SAP and/or Sage preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Adaptable and willing to take on multiple new tasks and responsibilities

  • Independent collaborative self-starter with the ability to make appropriate quality-related decisions in real time

  • Process orientated, logical, analytical, meticulous, highly organized and able to analyze data & implement solutions


  • Biotech or Med Device experience

  • Knowledgeable of federal and other regulations, e.g. QSR’s, ISO, ISO 13485, CMDR

  • APICS/CPIM certification

  • MRP/ERP implementation and/or Advanced Planning System implementation experience highly desirable

  • Proven ability to work effectively within a team environment while satisfying individual responsibilities and objectives


  • At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • 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

  • Paid time off

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

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

The base pay for this position is $65,900.00 – $131,900.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.



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