Abbott Senior Procurement Specialist in Alameda, 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That’s why we’re focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.
Our location in Alameda, CA currently has an opportunity for a Senior Procurement Specialist.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Responsible for executing against the purchasing and supply management strategies created by the Category Managers. Work intimately with customers, divisions and the Category managers driving the "One Abbott Procurement" model. Provide superior levels of customer service and satisfaction while adhering to a strict standard of business ethics and integrity. The Sr. Specialist has delegated authority to commit company funds. This position will work on the definition and resolution of known or anticipated problems in value, quality, feasibility and specifications in the procurement of goods and services while contributing cost savings, partnerships with suppliers and other value added activities to support customer needs and expectations. Proactively seek and lead innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels. Considered an SME across categories. Strong understanding of "One Procurement" category strategies and work on projects that impact the "One Procurement" team. Is recognized as an expert within own area. Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Act as a lead, coordinating work but may not be a supervisor.
Support PO conversion - non transactional and decisive negotiations.
Manage PO approvals - up to $1,000,000.
Educate on existing solutions and enable performance and tech tools development.
Support Ops issues and invoice error resolution.
Solves complex problems.
PO change management and evaluate the cause for change.
Enable supplier integration and KPI's.
Drive value and lead savings outcomes.
Collaboration with functions.
Develops bids and proposal formats.
Lead complex RFPs as well as lead small projects.
Provides advice/direction in primary areas of expertise.
Communicate and educate appropriate departments to provide appropriate supporting documentation for purchases.
Develop and leads agreed purchasing strategies for category.
Seek, develop and establish business relationships with diverse suppliers.
Meet regularly with divisional customers and lead functions to ensure superior customer satisfaction and continuous improvement for efficiencies.
Responsible for performance management of all supportive personnel (non exempts).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
Bachelors Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, Financial or equivalent experience. 4-6 years of Procurement experience. Functional experience. Project management skills. Excellent people skills, Excellent problem solving skills and proficient in the use of spreadsheet programs. Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
CPM certification desired. Professional experience including Procurement, Category Management, or Project Management
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
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx
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. Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.
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