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Master Scheduler

Abbott Logistics B.V.
Medior Sturen in de internationale supply chain


The Master Scheduler is responsible for the creation, maintenance and execution of a valid 24-month  replenishment plan for the assigned plant(s).

De rol

The Master Scheduler is responsible for the creation, maintenance and execution of a valid 24-month replenishment plan for the assigned plant(s). Focus within the replenishment plan lies on
optimizing inventory levels and identifying well in time potential supply risks and acting upon these risks with mitigating plans. Involving the relevant stakeholders in driving solution. This is done by using
Planning tools, where parameters are optimized to support the master schedulers’ objective. To ensure the correct input variables are taken into account, the Master Scheduler needs to liaise on a regular basis with the assigned plants, procurement, New Product Introduction and other relevant contacts.


  • Create and maintain a valid 24-month replenishment plan for all assigned plants to conform to business strategies, financial and throughput plans, capacity constraints and the target inventory profiles;
  • Optimize the firming of the supply as it crosses the time fence for all items included in assigned plants, i.e. sent the plant orders to the factories on a weekly basis;
  • Perform regular communication with manufacturing sites, to ensure close collaboration and to achieve alignment on supply chain topics such as inventory, capacity, constraints and NPI's;
  • Optimize inventory levels through monitoring and conducing monthly review of safety stock, Minimum Order Quantities and campaigning rules, to identify and implement improvement opportunities across the supply chain;
  • Review key performance indicators monthly, identify opportunities to improve performance, and execute implementation of improvements;
  • Participate in the development and execution of plans to ensure on time introduction of new products and new activities;
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with Abbott Logistics personnel, manufacturing plants, and divisional groups;
  • Develop innovative process and system improvements, by means of LEAN Six Sigma methodologies, Assure compliance with local and Abbott quality, financial, and regulatory rules, policies and procedures; 
  • Support product launches (coordinate launch with project leads and plants, first production, define lead times, and demand management of old vs. new codes).

Jouw profiel

  • Master degree, typically in Supply Chain Management, Production Operations Management, Logistics Management;
  • Minimal 5-year experience, preferably in Supply Chain Planning;
  • Knowledge of SAP Advanced Planning Systems preferred;
  • APICS CPIM certification preferred;
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skill in English and Dutch;
  • Strong analytical skills.


Abbott is a global healthcare company committed to helping people live not just longer, but better. We employ around 94,000 people in 150 countries with a diverse portfolio spanning pharmaceuticals, nutrition, diagnostics and devices. At Abbott, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world through challenging and rewarding work as part of a highly successful and trusted organization that is shaping the future of health. Realize your potential! For our international planning center in the Abbott Logistics Nutrition Organization based in Zwolle (Meeuwenlaan, NL) we are looking for a Master Scheduler.


Do you want to operate a world-class supply chain and be part of many processes and systems? Abbott offers the opportunity to build a career in a global, solid and fast-growing company for an ambitious professional. In return, of course, you will receive a good remuneration package. The first year you will be seconded by HAED to Abbott. Abbot offers the possibility to work partly from home.

Meer informatie

HÆD is Abbot’s permanent recruitment partner. For more information you can contact Annegreet van Wier, +31 (0)38 420 39 00, (06) 107 51 991, vanwier@haed.nl. 


Meer informatie

Annegreet van Wier

Annegreet van Wier
+31 (0)6 1075 1991