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Abbott

Senior Manager Global Procurement IT Infrastructure (31018763)

Pharmaceuticals

All

Yearly

Full Time

No

Abbott Park, Illinois, United States

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott has an immediate opening for a Senior Procurement Manager supporting the IT Infrastructure global category. Partner with business stakeholders to define and implement category strategy and drive "One Abbott Procurement" vision and priorities. Reports to Director IT Infrastructure Procurement with up to 1 direct report. Based in Abbott Park, IL.

Responsibilities include:

  • Primary point of contact for category needs. Nurture stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations.

  • Influence business strategy and translate business strategy into aligned category strategy, programs and projects.

  • Proactively identify areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies.

  • Provides insight to how to best develop and leverage supplier capabilities to meet business needs.

  • Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and excellent customer service. Monitor market dynamics for category across regions.

  • Own and implement agreed purchasing strategies for the category. Foster a collaborative environment among stakeholders.

  • Ability to assess the overall needs of select business units and negotiate an accepted portfolio meeting the most strategic needs of the category.

  • Drives Total Cost of Ownership reductions for category through analytics.

  • Measure and track performance of the category. Drive the business to achieve best in class performance.

  • Partner and collaborate with procurement staff to support cross divisional business initiatives.

  • Lead initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cross cultures.

  • Mentor, train and develop talent as a leader within procurement.

What you'll do:

  • Primary point of contact for category needs. Nurture stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations.

  • Influence business strategy and translate business strategy into aligned category strategy, programs and projects.

  • Proactively identify areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies.

  • Provides insight to how to best develop and leverage supplier capabilities to meet business needs.

  • Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and excellent customer service. Monitor market dynamics for category across regions.

  • Own and implement agreed purchasing strategies for the category. Foster a collaborative environment among stakeholders.

  • Ability to assess the overall needs of select business units and negotiate an accepted portfolio meeting the most strategic needs of the category.

  • Drives Total Cost of Ownership reductions for category through analytics.

  • Measure and track performance of the category. Drive the business to achieve best in class performance.

  • Partner and collaborate with procurement staff to support cross divisional business initiatives.

  • Lead initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cross cultures.

  • Mentor, train and develop talent as a leader within procurement.

Experience and Background You'll Bring:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree plus 7+ year track record within procurement and/or deep category experience

  • Experience in IT Procurement space. Preferred in IT Infrastructure

  • Experience developing and implementing category strategy leading to year-over-year KPI improvement (for example cost savings, diversity spend, etc.).

  • Experience managing and engaging with senior stakeholders cultivating a win-win relationship

  • Strong influence and negotiating skills

  • Strong contracting skills

Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters degree preferred. Relevant certification desirable (e.g., CPSM, CPM, PMP)

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Good organizational skills, including program/project management governance

  • Global experience and knowledge of global markets

  • Relevant business process knowledge, as related to procurement and category management.

  • Extensive knowledge of category technologies and products.

  • Experience leading teams - both with direct staff and indirect project teams.