Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement

in Abbott Park, IL

Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement Job

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    Abbott Park, IL, US

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    Full time

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    40 hours per week

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement to join our team in Abbott Park, IL . This role is responsible for leading procurement operations activities in Abbott’s US Procurement team. Works across divisions and categories to deliver procurement services to Abbott’s largest country. Leads a team of 20+ Procurement Managers and Sr. Specialists. Reports to the Sr Director Americas Procurement. Based in Lake County, IL.


  • Nurtures stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations

  • Partners with regional and global category owners to implement an aligned One Procurement approach with internal and external stakeholders

  • Leads the team to deliver on Procurement Operations KPIs

  • Leads the team to achieve cost reduction and supplier diversity objectives

  • Proactively identifies areas for process improvement, cost efficiencies, supplier consolidation and how to more effectively leverage supplier capabilities to benefit Abbott

  • Considered a Procurement SME across categories. Expert in Abbott procurement process

  • Lead initiatives including playing an active role in implementing technology and process improvements

  • Responsible for people leadership. Recruit, mentor, train and develop talent. Responsible for overall morale of team and promotes cohesive attitude

  • Signature authority and PO approvals up to $1,000,000

  • Proactively identifies areas of leverage for new business opportunities, drive process improvement, and cost efficiencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Advanced education preferred

  • 8-10 years Procurement and /or deep Category experience.

  • Sound problem solving and organizational skills. Ability to develop actionable implementation plans

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar certification desirable      

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Excellent interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills

  • Experience with supplier relationship management

  • Procurement process expertise

  • Compelling negotiating skills

  • Ability to lead people to achieve a common goal


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:

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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The base pay for this position is $118,000.00 – $236,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • sourcing
  • supply management
  • cost reduction
  • operations
  • supplier relationship management
  • supplier diversity
  • procurement
  • retirement savings
  • financial security
  • healthcare
  • incentives
  • influence
  • generous
  • communication
  • portfolio
  • implementation plans
  • negotiating
  • excellent communication skills
  • negotiating skills
  • process improvement
  • people leadership
  • networking
  • initiatives
  • financial
  • career development
  • cpm
  • problem solving
  • organizational skills
  • onboarding
  • pmp
  • networking skills

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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