1+ months

Manager Category Procurement

Waukegan, IL

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.


Responsible for the technology procurement and supply management activities for all categories and sub categories. Drive \"One Abbott Procurement\" vision across divisions globally and influences synergies among divisions. Work closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. Nurture stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations. Drive reduced total cost of ownership by optimizing Tier 2 and Tier 3 supply chains. Leverage extensive market and supplier knowledge to drive lower TCO. Represent Abbott strategically in the industry and community. Proactively identifies areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies. Provides insight to the business unit on how to best develop and leverage Supplier capabilities for the organization(s).  Primary point of contact for overall category needs. Responsible for prioritizing demand globally across the category.


  • BA or equivalent experience required
  • MBA desirable
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar certification desirable     
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable


    Successful, 7+  year track record within technology procurement, supplier relationship management, and supply chain management.  Total combined experience of 6 to 8 years in procurement, information technology, operations, supply chain management including, but not limited to planning, inventory control, finance, logistics or other related fields.  Must possess superior skills in working in a fast paced environment, cross-business team leadership, problem-solving, written and oral communications, goal setting, motivation, human relations, leadership, diplomacy.
    Job Family: Category Management
    Division: GPS Global Purchasing Services
    Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
    Medical Surveillance: No
    Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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