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Senior Procurement Specialist

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Scarborough
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Procurement United States - Maine - Scarborough 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 107,000 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. Our location in Scarborough, Maine currently has an opportunity for a Senior Procurement Specialist. WHAT YOU'LL DO Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Division is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Procurement Specialist for Regional Category Leader for Plastics in USA region, reporting to the Global Category Manager of Plastics. This role will be expected to develop and lead a Category Procurement Strategy across the US region plastics spend for Abbott's Rapid Diagnostics business, working closely with Abbott's Global Procurement team to drive synergies. They will:

  • Work closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans.
  • Be accountable for building and nurturing stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services.
  • Leveraging professional expertise and relationships to contribute to strategy and drive business results. Leads the development of functional strategy.
  • Leads change and innovation. Stimulates creativity and innovation in others.
  • Leverage market and supplier knowledge to drive lower total cost of ownership.
  • Represent Abbott strategically in the industry and community.
  • Develop and mentor peers on the category subject matter and sourcing strategies
  • Proactively identifies areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies Core Job Responsibilities:
    • Mastery of category spend
    • Develop and lead category strategies in collaboration with senior leadership and execute to completion that have impact upon global business
    • Anticipates internal/external business challenges and drives change
    • Lead project teams to achieve milestones and objectives . Lead project teams responsible for selection of category strategy. Recruit, mentor, train and develop talent
    • Research and evaluate business requirements and suppliers
    • Drive value and savings for categories
    • Collaborates with other functions
    • Develop and execute competitive bidding processes (e.g. RFPs, RFIs, RFQs...)
    • Lead in-person fact-based negotiations with senior executives from suppliers based on an internally approved plan and goals. Demonstrate the ability to translate potential contractual risk into desired outcomes
    • Prepare analytical reports and dashboards to influence stakeholders/customers without authority
    • Solves complex problems and proposes practical solutions
    • Perform value analysis on costs and supplier quotes
    • Create and manage project plans, identify resources to support projects, drive multiple projects through complex sourcing processes and ensure end results meet the requirements
    • Support the development and completion of contracts, CDAs, statement of work (SOW) and standard operating procedure (SOP).--
    • Ensures all procurement policies and procedures are aligned with internal stakeholders e.g. Legal, Risk Management, QA, Regulatory, Purchasing/Supply Chain.
    • Recommend process improvements to streamline for efficiencies. Position Accountability / Scope:
      • Responsible for spend from $50MM-$100MM, Over 500 suppliers across a global organization of 5 Business Units
      • Develop comprehensive category knowledge.--
      • Strong working knowledge of operations.--
      • Recognized as the SME for a direct category.
      • Identifies, develops and executes key operations initiatives focused on efficiencies, cost savings and customer service.
      • Lead the development of contracts, statement of works and standard operating procedures aligning with Procurement policies and division requirements.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
        • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Supply Chain, Business or Technical area (e.g. Engineering)
        • MBA preferred
        • 3-6 years of procurement, supply chain or operations experience preferably in the Plastics, Injection Molding, and/or tooling category.--
        • Class A, APICS, Lean or Six Sigma certification or experience preferred.--
        • Experience in a highly regulated matrix environment, preferably in the Healthcare Industry
        • Experience dealing with Privacy data requirements and contracting (PII, HIPAA, PCI, PHI)
        • Skilled negotiator with knowledge of contract structures and language
        • Change manager with strong influencing skills
        • Mastery of excel including proficiency in excel and other analytical tools.
        • Proficient communication skills; verbal and written for recommendations and presentations
        • Strong initiative, work ethic and problem-solving skills
        • Ability to network through organization WHAT WE OFFER 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 Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. Get tailored job recommendations based on your interests.
            • JOB ID: 30968238
              • LOCATION United States - Maine - Scarborough
                • DIVISION ARDx Abbott Rapid Diagnostics
                • TRAVEL No
                  • MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE No
                    • SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day) Our business encompasses many different functions and capabilities, which allows you to explore careers in various fields.-- GROWTH PLANNING Growth Planning and Performance Excellence is an annual process through which you'll be able to have open career discussions with your manager to help you determine your own career path and future. TRAINING & NETWORKS We provide a wide range of classroom and e-learning courses to help you develop new skills and enhance your career.-- WE'RE RECOGNIZED AROUND THE WORLD DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX BEST CORPORATE CITIZENS FORTUNE CHANGE ---------------------THE WORLD FORTUNE'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES JOIN OUR TALENT COMMUNITY We will notify you about relevant positions, and keep you in mind whenever we have interesting opportunities.-- Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce including Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Unless otherwise specified, all product and service names appearing in this Internet site are trademarks owned by or licensed to Abbott, its subsidiaries or affiliates. No use of any Abbott trademark, trade name, or trade dress in this site may be made without the prior written authorization of Abbott, except to identify the product or services of the company.

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