1+ months

Sr. Specialist, Procurement Professional Services

United States

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.

Position Summary

This an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic procurement organization. The ideal candidate is an innovative thinker with a strong understanding of procurement fundamentals and the professional services category.

Main Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies
  • Leverage external resources to benchmark marketplace, anticipate market conditions and evolve sourcing strategy
  • Researches and evaluates products and suppliers
  • Enable supplier integration and KPI's
  • Achieve annual savings/productivity goals
  • Recommends process improvements to streamline for efficiencies.
  • Proactively seek and lead innovative ways to improve the procurement processes and customer service levels
  • Works closely with suppliers negotiating agreements to deliver value
  • Analyzes complex problems and delivers solutions.
  • Lead complex RFPs as well as lead small projects.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for assigned categories

    Minimum Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degrees
    • CPM certification desired.  
    • Project management experience preferred.

      Minimum Experience

      • 5+ years of procurement or relevant functional experience
      • Excel proficiency with other advanced analytics preferred
      • Proficient communication skills; verbal and written for recommendations and presentations
      • Strong project management skills
      • Strong initiative, work ethic and problem solving skills
      • Experience working effectively in a matrixed organization

        Job Family: Category Management
        Division: GPS Global Purchasing Services
        Additional Location: United States - Illinois - Abbott Park
        Travel: Yes, 10 % 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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