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.
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Working with minimal direction, the Senior Buyer purchases raw materials, sub-assemblies, products and services in conformance with approved purchase orders at the lowest cost consistent with considerations for quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. This role provides support for all basic aspects of purchasing including but not limited to vendor negotiations, vendor analysis, cost reductions, utilization of the purchasing system, expedition of orders and vendor relations.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Manages long term contracts which are not managed by the commodity management teams, within established limitations and scope of authority to obtain the most favorable business partnerships, including but not limited to quality, availability and cost.
Plans and schedules deliveries to optimize inventories in support of production schedules/business demands by working with forecasting data/teams, planning teams, commodity teams and shipping/receiving teams.
Reviews purchase requisitions and confers with vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability and delivery schedule, reviewing quotes for accuracy and competitive strategies.
Implements process and procedure best practices by partnering with other functional leadership with the related product lines.
Facilitates vendor corrective action and partners with SQE and suppliers to improve quality.
Supports Supply Chain NPI team in the transfer of new products to Manufacturing in an expeditious manner.
Recommends pricing strategies to achieve department operating goals.
Creates and maintains mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement, usually being the single source of contact for the vendor.
Investigates and recommends new vendors.
Performs as purchasing subject matter expert for internal and external customers due to extensive knowledge of purchasing and product line operations.
Monitors supplier performance, communicates and takes action to maintain high levels of supplier performance.
Maintains and updates supplier databases as required.
Generates highly complex reports and performs data analysis to proactively plan or resolve issues.
Works with inventory management/warehouse management to resolve issues.
Lead special projects as requested to reduce cost, increase efficiency, etc.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor degree in Business, Supply Chain or equivalent experience.
5+ years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing/commodity management.
At least 1 year working with purchasing/commodity mgt. software.
Experience negotiating terms and purchasing agreements.
Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
Ability to travel approximately 5%, including internationally.
3 years working in a highly regulated environment preferred.
Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred
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.
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.