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.
Our location in Abbott Park, IL, currently has an opportunity for a Supplier Diversity Manager within our Procurement division. The primary function of the Supplier Diversity Manager is to be responsible for executing against the supplier diversity strategies developed by Senior Management. Work closely with internal 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 Supplier Diversity Manager is responsible for promoting diverse suppliers and monitoring their usage across Abbott's divisions.
They will proactively seek and lead innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels and be considered an SME across categories. Will develop a strong understanding of "One Procurement" category strategies and work on projects that impact the "One Procurement" team and identify areas of opportunity for new business opportunities with diverse suppliers, process improvement, and cost efficiencies. The Supplier Diversity Manager is recognized as an expert within own area. Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise.
Reporting to the Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, this highly visible role will also focus on strategic spend initiatives to continue to transform the organization globally
Partner closely with global and regional procurement teams and Category Managers/Directors to analyze, forecast and report diverse supplier spend in support of various strategic programs and initiatives to advance suppliers' sustainability at Abbott
Interface and collaborate with business leaders at all levels and become a true advisor and business partner to assess and evaluate spend opportunities to drive Abbott's Supplier Diversity roadmap and vision
Determine baselines, develop metrics, and report to the Supplier Diversity Champions spend opportunities within the divisions and the regions: APAC, EMEA and LATAM
Manage the data enrichment strategy and diverse supplier certifications through the various third-party hosted providers
Lead and host training initiatives across all stakeholders to educate them on spend reporting systems and diverse registration platforms
Identify best practices in diverse supplier spend by conducting research consisting of external benchmarking, industry groups and insight from customers and key investors
Assist with identification of existing diverse suppliers as well as introduce new diverse suppliers for commodities or services
Works closely with the Director to support supplier diversity events both internal and external
Participate in external supplier diversity partner councils (NMSDC, WBENC, Disability:IN and NGLCC and other organizations) to grow diverse business spend
Produces Abbott's monthly Diversity Dashboard and Global Procurement verticals spend reports including the business units, upon request
Develop relationships with diverse suppliers and promote networking relationships between suppliers and Category Managers/Directors
Responsible for all reporting of Abbott's diverse supplier spend (Tier I and Tier II) for all business (commercial) operations and government (federal) contracts
Support the strategic initiatives and inclusive environment efforts to advance Abbott's 2030 Sustainability Plan
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor's degree preferred in Finance, Quality, Engineering, or Business OR equivalent education and work experience.
At least 8 years of work experience in a business setting with a focus on procurement sustainability, or related field. Expertise in financial and analytical supplier diversity reporting.
Experience navigating complex ERP systems, Excel spreadsheets and various reporting tools.
Previous work experience in tracking and reporting diverse supplier spend.
Knowledgeable in strategic souring and supplier sustainability.
CPM, CPSD certifications desired
Project management skills.
Excellent people skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
Proficient in the use of spreadsheet programs
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills
Ability to work as advocate for the function
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: www.abbottbenefits.com
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.
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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.