Sr. Procurement Specialist Job
Job Description Job Attributes+
St. Paul, MN, US
Yes, 5 % of the Time
40 hours per week
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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents
Our location in Minneapolis, MN, currently has an opportunity onsite for aSenior Procurement Specialist to join our Abbott Vascular Team
Considered an SME across categories. Strong understanding of "One Procurement" category strategies and work on projects that impact the "One Procurement" team. Is recognized as an expert within own area. Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Act as a lead, coordinating work but may not be a supervisor.
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
Responsible for executing against the purchasing and supply management strategies created by the Category Managers. Work intimately with customers, divisions and the Category managers driving the "One Abbott Procurement" model.
This position will work on the definition and resolution of known or anticipated problems in value, quality, feasibility and specifications in the procurement of goods and services while contributing cost savings, partnerships with suppliers and other value added activities to support customer needs and expectations.
Proactively seek and lead innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels. Considered an SME across categories.
Execute against larger category strategies and work in the guidance of strategic category leaders.
Researches and evaluates products and suppliers. Performs value analysis on costs and supplier quotes.
Support PO conversion - non transactional and decisive negotiations.
Support Ops issues and invoice error resolution.
PO change management and evaluate the cause for change. Enable supplier integration and KPI's.
Communicate and educate appropriate departments to provide appropriate supporting documentation for purchases.
Develop and leads agreed purchasing strategies for category.
Seek, develop and establish business relationships with diverse suppliers. Meet regularly with divisional customers and lead functions to ensure superior customer satisfaction and continuous improvement for efficiencies.
Executes against the goals set by the Category Leads /Managers/Directors.
Drive innovative ways to maintain and improve procurement processes, cycle times, total acquisition costs, and customer service levels.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
Bachelors Degree in Operations, Engineering, Science, Business, or Finance orr an equivalent combination of education and work experience
4-6 years of or Procurement experience.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
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.
The base pay for this position is $71,300.00 – $142,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.
- supply management
- supplier integration
- change management
- continuous improvement
- value analysis
- customer needs
- customer satisfaction
Who We Are
PUT YOUR TALENTS TO WORK
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.