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Procurement Specialist



Full Time

On Site


Gurnee, 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.

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Gurnee, Illinois currently has an opportunity for a Procurement Specialist within our Infectious Disease Developed Markets business unit. In this role, you will apply experience and procurement knowledge to execute the purchasing activities required for meeting site demands.


  • Work with customers, internal and external, and the Divisions to solve issues and drive high levels of customer service.
  • The Specialist has delegated authority to commit company funds while contributing cost savings and partnerships with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Proactively seek innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels.
  • 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.
  • May supervise up to 5 people.
  • First line responder pivots between strategy, operations and transactional sourcing.
  • Initiate and manage REQs and POs for raw materials and MRO
  • Manage day to day supply issues.
  • Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures.
  • Communicates pertinent information to both internal customers and suppliers to keep apprised and to prevent problems.
  • Execute ad-hoc/one off buys.
  • Lead resolution on issues and invoice error.
  • PO change management and communicate trends of changes.
  • Enable supplier performance and other KPI's.
  • Drive savings outcomes. Collaboration with functions.
  • 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.
  • Meet regularly with divisional customers and support functions to ensure good customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
  • Provide supervisor support for procurement team including, review and approve REQs, monitor metrics, approve timecards



  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Science, Business, Supply Chain or related equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • CPM certification desired
  • Minimum 2 years Procurement and functional experience.


  • Strong people skills, strong problem-solving skills, skilled in spreadsheet programs.
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal). Good interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills.
  • SAP Experience a plus


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

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

  • 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

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