Supply Chain positions at Abbvie

  • Posted at Sep 14, 2023
  • Vacancies
  • Zwolle
  • 32-40 hours / week
  • Permanent employment

Do you have a supply chain or logistics background and are you ready to give your career a boost? Do you like the idea of working with colleagues of many different nationalities and with an international scope? Is a positive working environment essential for you? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, get in touch with us for possibilities as planner within our Supply Chain Planning department in Zwolle. 

Your role at AbbVie 
We have two types of Supply Chain Planners: for the short-term planning and for the Long-term planning. In both roles you will be responsible for monitoring inventories and take action if and where appropriate based on available inventory, lead times and size of orders. The long-term planners are also responsible for anticipating on future opportunities and risks, related to the more complex processes of long-term planning. 

In addition, we also have Value Added Service (VAS) Planners who are responsible for coordination of VAS activities between Planning, central and regional distribution centers (DC), Global Distribution and Logistics, Quality Assurance (QA), Packaging Engineering and Affiliates.

In all these roles, your work area covers all parts of the world. 

All roles are based at AbbVie’s office in Zwolle (hybrid working model, 60% onsite), 

VAS Planner

In this role, you will work closely with QA and the DCs to plan and coordinate VAS activities. The objective is to meet market demand on a routine bases as well as in exceptional cases. Therefore, the Added Service Planner needs to ensure set up activities have been completed by DCs and Supply Chain stakeholders, as well as execution is aligned to plan and processes are continuously improved. By continuously raising the bar the VASC ensures success for AbbVie and patients. To achieve this, the VASC builds strong relationships with Distribution Centers, Affiliates, and internal supply chain partners.

Supply Chain Planner

Your goal is to balance supply and demand, ensuring the production and shipping schedules are aligned, optimize inventory, manage lead times and size of orders, transportation efficiency, and continuously improve supply chain processes.

As a planner, your goal is to balance supply and demand, ensuring the production and shipping 

Where you work

As part of the AbbVie Logistics organization in Zwolle we collectively ensure that our medicines are manufactured in the right quantity, delivered to the right place, at the right time and to the right person. AbbVie’s motto: We inspire hope and transform lives every day. Do you want to know more about AbbVie Logistics? Watch our movie here.

Why AbbVie?

At AbbVie, we believe the paths we take to achieve our breakthroughs matter. That how we get there is just as vital as the outcome. We get there together—all of us asking bold questions and finding new answers. Being flexible in the ways we grow and learn. And strengthening our culture built on deep, honest collaboration. For those who honor small wins and push past wrong turns, for anyone who thrives taking on the tough challenges with a diverse team: 

we’re ready for you.

Great Place To Work

AbbVie has been at the top of the global 'Best Workplaces' list in the Netherlands, Europe and worldwide for several years in a row. We are proud of this! This recognition by Great Place to Work is reflecting employee experiences of trust, innovation, company values and leadership, across Europe. It is an acknowledgement of being a fulfilling workplace, a recognition of our culture and the result of the ways we work together. 

What we ask

As a Planner you will be working in an informal atmosphere and international multi-cultural environment. Cooperating with others comes easily to you and you are open-minded about other cultures. Furthermore, you are focused on achieving goals, take initiative, can run several projects in parallel and can communicate fluently in English. More specifically, we ask the following of you:  

  • Bachelor level required (Master level preferred) preferably in Operations, Supply Chain or Business Management;

  • Relevant experience gained via internships or work

  • SAP experience is an advantage

  • Be a team player with focus on improvement and a strong drive for results;

  • Must possess good analytical skills;

  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills are required;

  • Excellent organizational skills are required;

  • Possess strong problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills;

  • Steps up and takes leadership to own challenges;

  • Persistent and resilient when confronted with obstacles and resolves issues in a timely manner.

You have a right to work for the Netherlands (no sponsorship can be offered) and live at reasonable distance from our Zwolle office (hybrid working model).


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