• Procurement Specialist

    AbbottDes Plaines, IL 60019

    Job #1205117192

  • 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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 ~~~ are seeking a High Caliber Procurement Specialist that will develop and execute practices relating to catalog parts, boards, services, non-inventory items and make subassembly analysis in support of the planning and procurement of goods and services for the site and commercial operations worldwide.Impact this role will have with Abbott:+ Develops and executes practices to manage the flow of material between suppliers, manufacturing areas and internal customers.+ Ensures maximum resource utilization.+ Conducts and documents negotiations for awarded business.+ Creates and manages area or country product/shipment allocations during times of short supply to minimize variances of reagent sales.+ Participates in program design reviews ensuring timely availability of material to support product design.+ Manages material procurement and WW distribution of spare parts inventory.+ Optimizes inventory, customer service and profitability of each commercial operations area.+ Develops WW communications between areas, countries and manufacturing.+ Develops short term options for crisis resolution.+ Makes recommendations to management.+ Analyzes trend data from a variety of sources to determine true causes of problems.+ Coordinates and supports new product launches and retirements.+ Creates and controls forecasting models for spare parts to predict product volume.+ Considers market trends and influences that directly affect forecast accuracy.+ Creates and manages shipment allocations.+ Serves as team leader in projects that are cross functional in nature, e.g. new product improvements, compliance, site activities.+ Communicates internal and external to AMD Abbott worldwide and to outside suppliers.+ Act as a focal point for the assigned Commercial Operations Areas of the World (AOW) for spare part forecasts, placements, customer service levels, distribution plans, all other communications and decisions making.+ Interprets Data and Information from Multiple Sources: Uses personal computers and mainframe applications to collect, analyze, and transmit financial and technical data; forecast future trends, identifies problems or issues and recommends actions for resolutions.+ Analyzes area forecast and demand to develop build schedules for field service spares and intermediate level assemblies.+ Analyzes market trends and conditions to anticipate price changes and avoid supply interruptions.+ Develops Plans to Accomplish Goals: Develops plans to accomplish competing activities or projects with multiple organizations.Accountability/Scope+ Manages assigned inventory and receipts.+ Decisions have moderate impact (up to 25% ) to the assigned inventory and receipts.+ Operates with limited supervision.+ Reviews are held periodically with manager to monitor goals and objectives.+ Complies with regulatory guidelines; understands and applies GMP, corporate financial/purchasing policies and site operating procedures.+ Signature authority to requisition and/or commit company funds, in accordance with site and corporate financial policies.+ Trains others within the area on materials procedures and processes. .Additional Qualifications+ Bachelors degree+ Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.+ 3-6 years manufacturing, materials, finance or marketing/sales experience. Exceptions to the degree requirement will be ~~~ 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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