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Category Manager, Indirect Procurement

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

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.Global Procurement is seeking candidates for the position of Category Manager, Indirect Procurement for the Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Division (ARDx), reporting to the Director of ARDx Indirect Procurement. This role will be expected to develop and lead a Category Procurement Strategy across all indirect spend disciplines, working closely with Abbott's Global Procurement team to drive synergies. They will:--- Work closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. This includes indirect supplier consolidation and alignment with Corporate preferred suppliers--- Be accountable for building and nurturing stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services--- Leveraging professional expertise and relationships to contribute to strategy and drive business results. Leads the development of functional strategy--- Leads change and innovation. Stimulates creativity and innovation in others--- Leverage market and supplier knowledge to drive lower total cost of ownership--- Represent Abbott strategically in the industry and community --- Develop and mentor peers on the category subject matter and sourcing strategies--- Proactively identifies areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficienciesWHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Mastery of category spend
  • Develop and lead category strategies in collaboration with senior leadership and execute to completion that have impact upon global business
  • Anticipates internal/external business challenges and drives change
  • Lead project teams to achieve milestones and objectives. Lead project teams responsible for selection of category strategy. Recruit, mentor, train and develop talent
  • Research and evaluate business requirements and suppliers
  • Drive value and savings for categories
  • Collaborates with other functions
  • Develop and execute competitive bidding processes (e.g. RFPs, RFIs, ---..)
  • Lead in-person fact-based negotiations with senior executives from suppliers based on an internally approved plan and goals. Demonstrate the ability to translate potential contractual risk into desired outcomes
  • Prepare analytical reports and dashboards to influence stakeholders/customers without authority
  • Solves complex problems and proposes practical solutions
  • Perform value analysis on costs and supplier quotes
  • Create and manage project plans, identify resources to support projects, drive multiple projects through complex sourcing processes and ensure end results meet the requirements
  • Support the development and completion of contracts, statement of work and standard operating procedure. -
  • Ensures all procurement policies and procedures are aligned with internal stakeholders e.g. Legal, Risk Management, Supply Chain.
  • Recommend process improvements to streamline for efficiencies.Position Accountability / Scope:
    • Responsible for spend from $100MM-$200MM, Over 500 suppliers across a global organization of 5 Business Units
    • Develop comprehensive category knowledge. -
    • Strong working knowledge of operations. -
    • Recognized as the SME in indirect categories.
    • Identifies, develops and executes key operations initiatives focused on efficiencies, cost savings and customer service.
    • Lead the development of contracts, statement of works and standard operating procedures aligning with Procurement policies and division requirements. -EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
      • Bachelors Degree preferably in Supply Chain, Business or Technical area (e.g. Engineering). MBA preferred
      • Class A, Lean or Six Sigma certification or experience preferred
      • 4-6 years of procurement and operations experience preferably in indirect categories of Facilities, IT, or Professional Services like drug testing and background checks for onboarding employees
      • Experience in a highly regulated matrix environment, preferably in the Healthcare Industry
      • Experience dealing with Privacy data requirements and contracting (PII, HIPAA, PCI, PHI)
      • Skilled negotiator with deep knowledge of contract structures and language
      • Change manager with strong influencing skills
      • Mastery of excel including proficiency in excel and other analytical tools.
      • Proficient communication skills; verbal and written for recommendations and presentations
      • Strong project management skills
      • Strong initiative, work ethic and problem-solving skills
      • Ability to network through organizationWHAT 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 communitiesLearn 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.Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Lake Forest , Category Manager, Indirect Procurement, Executive , Lake Forest, California

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