• Associate Procurement Specialist, Operations

    AbbottNorth Chicago, IL 60064

    Job #1349913111

  • 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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countriesOur location in Abbott Park, IL, currently has an opportunity for an Associate Procurement Specialist. The Associate Procurement Specialist assists in the execution of contracts with external suppliers to support Abbott businesses, in alignment with the purchasing and supply management strategies created by Global and Regional Procurement Category Managers. Will assist internal and external customers while attaining high levels of customer service. This role will work across multiple verticals. Position will be responsible for Operational work associated with the various indirect spend categories. The Associate Specialist has delegated authority to commit company funds.+ Seeks ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels.+ Emphasis on customer service skills. Good team collaboration and a full understanding of the categories supported. Strong people and communication skills.+ Works within defined processes and procedures.WHAT YOU'LL DO+ First line responder in meeting internal stakeholder needs+ Manages stakeholder requests using procurement strategies as guidance+ Manages the execution of SOWs, RFxs, MSAs, CDAs, Change Authorizations, and Ordering documents+ Manage day to day supply issues. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems.+ Consistently meets Procurement Operations' Service Level Agreements for each contracting category type+ Support ad-hoc/one off buys+ Supports internal stakeholder requests from any division at any spend level with signature and approval limit of $199,999+ Performs routine professional-based activities for entry level position+ Supports Operational Excellence initiatives across the team+ Collaboration with multiple functions in the execution of the required documents+ Performs routine professional-based activities+ Communicates with departments to obtain needed information for the purchase+ Assists on implementation of agreed purchasing strategies for category+ Ensures excellent customer service for internal stakeholders+ Works with diverse suppliers+ Meets periodically with divisional customers and support functions to ensure customer satisfaction and continuous improvement+ Maintain business relationships with suppliers, internal stakeholders, internal functions, and team+ Operates against the goals set by the US RPO Managers+ Maintain procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levelsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRINGRequired+ Bachelor's Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degrees+ 0-2 years of or Procurement experiencePreferred+ CPM certification+ Functional experience+ Great people skills+ Good problem-solving skills+ Computer literate+ Communication skills (written and verbal)+ Good influence and networking skillsWHAT WE OFFERAt 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: ~~~ at ~~~ 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 ~~~ at ~~~/ , on Facebook at ~~~/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @~~~ Equal Opportunity EmployerAbbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our ~~~ provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with ~~~ request accommodation, please call ~~~ or email ~~~

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