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AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Coordinator, Supply Planning

Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands Req ID 2211006 Category Supply Chain & Materials Management Division AbbVie

Do you get a kick out of meeting market demand and balance, optimizing inventory levels, MOQ’s and transportation efficiencies? Are you ready to give your career a boost? Do you like the idea of working with colleagues of many different nationalities? Is a positive working environment essential for you? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, AbbVie might have the job you desire as a Supply Chain Planning Coordinator in Zwolle. Please read further if you are interested to join the #1 Great Place to Work company in The Netherlands 

Your role at AbbVie 
In this new position you will coordinate the supply of all finished products such as pharmaceuticals, medical device and cosmetics. You will be supporting all related transactions of materials between the supplying plants and other functional departments, such as Quality Assurance, Finance, Global Trade Compliance, and Distribution and Logistics

As Supply Chain Planning Coordinator, you take an important role within the Global supply chain, being a key contact in coordinating and processing outbound shipments from the Central Distribution Centers. Your tasks contribute to AbbVie’s success and the health of the patients who are at the heart of our work. You will monitor transactions between systems and take action if and where appropriate, while ensuring that shipping schedules are aligned and coordinate and process outbound shipments. That is where you join us and where you can help us realize our growth ambitions. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensure timely and effective solutions to distribution, documentation and transportation issues with internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Maintain data in our ERP system SAP and our planning system JDA accurately and ensure alignment between both systems with the latest info
  • Drive continuous improvements to improve customer service and increase efficiency
  • Manages relationships and expectations within Supply Chain, sales affiliates abroad and other key stakeholders
  • Actively contribute to project management within AbbVie as project team member

Where you work 
At AbbVie we are passionate about our work. As our professionals are driven in the quest to improve people's health, you will be working in a dynamic and ambitious environment. Your new workplace is our modern attractive office and a wonderful place to be, with everything you need at your disposal, where you work at least 50% of your contractual hours a week in the office in Zwolle 


What we ask
As a Supply Chain Planning Coordinator 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 or Master level, preferably in Operations, Supply Chain or Business Management
  • 1 year work experience in a similar environment
  • Experienced with ERP systems, preferably SAP
  • Good understanding of market dynamics impacting supply chain processes

Furthermore, for this role, we need you to possess good analytical skills and need you to regard resolving problems and conflicts as a challenge

What we offer
Our initiatives and conditions contribute to the Great Place to Work label awarded to AbbVie. You will be welcomed in an international company with an impressive and innovative pipeline. We offer interesting and challenging work with global impact and a commitment to learning and development. This gives you the opportunity to unleash your creativity, start with the most interesting challenge of your career and fulfill your passion for learning  

How to apply
We do read your motivation letter, so please accompany your application with a cover letter, explaining your drives and ambitions 

Would you like further information before applying? That is quite understandable. Please send your question(s) to Barbara Razenberg at or visit the website

Agency disclaimer 
AbbVie does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CV’s / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails 

Travel: No
Job Type: Temporary Work
Schedule: Full-time

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