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eProcurement Program Senior Specialist

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: May 9, 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 eProcurement Program Senior Specialist, for the Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Division (ARDx), reporting to the Director of ARDx Indirect Procurement. - - This role will be expected to develop, lead, and implement an eProcurement 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, indirect supplier consolidation, and lead the adoption of Corporate preferred suppliers.--- - - - - - - - - - - - Lead implementation of eProcurement strategy and systems to increase visibility, control, speed, and catalog use of indirect purchases while consolidating indirect suppliers and delivering savings--- - - - - - - - - - - - Enhance the eProcurement tools to support supplier diversity, spend analytics and risk mitigation--- - - - - - - - - - - - Develop and mentor peers on the eProcurement subject matter and sourcing strategies--- - - - - - - - - - - - Be accountable for building and nurturing stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical requirements and provide sourcing and procurement services--- - - - - - - - - - - - Lead change and innovation. Stimulate creativity and innovation in others--- - - - - - - - - - - - Represent Abbott strategically in the industry and community - ---- - - - - - - - - - - - Proactively identify new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficienciesWHAT YOU'LL DO

  • -Mastery of eProcurement system, indirect spend and supplier base data
  • Develop and lead adoption of preferred suppliers across procurement platforms
  • Demonstrate the ability to translate supply base data into risk mitigation analysis
  • Anticipate 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
  • Collaborate with other functions
  • Develop, execute, train others on eProcurement bidding processes (e.g. - RFPs, RFIs, ---..)
  • 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 in a system -
  • Ensures all procurement policies and procedures are aligned with internal stakeholders e.g. Legal, Risk Management, Supply Chain
  • Recommend process improvements to streamline for efficienciesPosition Accountability / Scope:
    • Responsible for an eProcurement system with spend > $500MM, Over 5,000 suppliers across a global organization of 5 Business Units
    • Develop comprehensive eProcurement knowledge across indirect spend categories
    • 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 - in an eProcurement systemEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRINGRequired:
      • Bachelor's degree preferably in Supply Chain, Business or Technical area (e.g. Engineering)
      • Certifications or equivalent experience with Ariba, Coupa or other procurement platforms
      • Class A, Lean or Six Sigma certification or experience preferred
      • MBA preferredPreferred:
        • 3-5 years of eProcurement and operations experience preferably in indirect categories of Facilities, MRO, Lab Supplies, PPE, IT, Consulting 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 , eProcurement Program Senior Specialist, Other , Lake Forest, California

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