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 Lake County, Illinois, currently has an opportunity for Associate Procurement Specialist, Software Procurement. The Specialist applies experience and procurement knowledge to execute procurement best practices and supply management strategies across Global Procurement Services. Work with customers, internal and external, and the Divisions to solve issues and drive high levels of customer service. This role will work across multiple verticals. The position will be responsible for driving business excellence through strategy, people and technologies with the various categories and divisions.
Proactively seek innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels
Full understanding of the "One Procurement" strategies. Strong knowledge and project work across multiple categories that impact the team positively
Works within defined processes and procedures and may help determine appropriate approaches for change.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
First line responder; pivots between strategy, operations and transactional procurement
Drive a defined Source to Pay process flow globally
Execute against category strategies and work in the guidance of strategic category leaders
Develop and drive contract processes within a Contract Technology Platform
Develop and drive catalog strategies within a Catalog Technology Platform
Manage SOWs/RFI's/Ordering documents. Assist with supplier selection
Execute ad-hoc/one off buys
Educate on existing solutions and enable performance and tech tools development
Drive continuous improvement of global procurement processes and tools
Communicate and drive change globally as a change champion within the Business Excellence organization and Source to Pay Technology platform
Lead resolution on issues within Source to Pay technology improvements.
Enable supplier integration and KPI's
Drive savings outcomes
Collaboration with functions, divisions and global procurement teams
Create and implement RFPs.
Drive Key Performance Indicators and Value Metrics
Performs routine professional-based activities and contribute to and manage some projects.
Communicate with appropriate departments to clarify request and obtain appropriate supporting documentation for the purchase
Implement agreed purchasing strategies for category globally
Seek and support business relationships with diverse suppliers globally
Meet regularly with divisional customers and support functions to ensure good customer satisfaction and continuous improvement
Exhibit cultural awareness with foreign business entities
Seek, develop, and maintain business relationships with suppliers, clients and customers.
Lead business to adopt change within global procurement
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
Executes against the goals set by the Business Excellence Organization.
Seek innovative ways to maintain and improve procurement processes, cycle times, total acquisition costs, and customer service levels.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor's Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degrees.
1-3 years of Procurement experience.
Source to Pay Process Understanding
Strong people skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Skilled in spreadsheet programs
Good communication skills (written and verbal)
Good interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills
Source to Pay Technology Experience
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.