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Abbott Production Planner II in San Diego, California

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.

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:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of!

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • 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 Opportunity

We have an opportunity for Production Planner II based in our San Diego, CA office. 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.

What You’ll Work On

  • 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.


  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Minimum two to five years of related experience

  • Microsoft Office Suite expertise (Microsoft Word & Excel)

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

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The base pay for this position is $65,200.00 – $130,400.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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