Abbott Senior Specialist Logistics Procurement in Abbott Park, Illinois

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Primary Job Function:

  • Contribute to the development and execution of the warehouse procurement sourcing strategy.Primarily 3PL providers.Could overlap with distributors operating in a 3PL provider capacity and Abbott owned sites.

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrixed organization:

  • Executes against the global goals set by Logistics Procurement leadership

  • Complements transportation mode strategies as developed by mode managers

  • Supports regional category managers in LA, Europe and APAC for warehouse sourcing strategy development and provider partnership development

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate and divisional policies and procedures consistent with Abbott standard of business ethics and integrity

  • Point person for specific global, regional and local providers and responsible for leading partnership development

  • Lead for division supply chain operations leaders collaborating to resolve elevated operational issues with providers

  • Proactively seek and lead innovative ways to improve the procurement processes and customer service levels

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to building and developing the warehouse sourcing long term (2-4 year) plan.

  • Leverage external and provider resources to benchmark marketplace, anticipate market conditions and evolve sourcing strategy

  • Identify and implement cross division and cross site synergy opportunities to develop sustainable savings pipeline

  • Create and evolve lead provider network developing 2-way proactive sourcing partnership

  • Provide superior warehouse procurement operations ensuring satisfaction to division supply chain leads and warehouse providers:

  • Researches and evaluates products and suppliers

  • Develops bids and proposal formats

  • Executes RFPs via Jaeggar and AbbottSource

  • Performs value analysis on costs and supplier quotes

  • PO change management and evaluate the cause for change

  • Enable supplier integration and KPI's.

  • Drive value and lead savings outcomes

  • Supports the development and completion of contracts, statement of work and standard operating procedure.Ensures all Abbott procurement policies and procedures are aligned with internal stakeholders e.g. Legal, Risk Management, Division SC etc.

  • Supports the commitment of company funds for warehouse services

  • Achieves annual savings/productivity goals for APAC region in support for global logistics procurement expectations

  • Recommends process improvements to streamline for efficiencies.

Position Accountability / Scope:

  • Develops comprehensive warehouse mode knowledge.Recognized as the SME in the warehousing category.

  • Identifies, develops and executes key warehouse operations initiatives focused on efficiencies, cost savings and customer service

  • Develops long term comprehensive sourcing strategy focused on increasing cross division, cross site and lead partner synergies

  • Lead the development of warehousing contracts, statement of works and standard operating procedures aligning with Procurement policies and division requirements.Requires understanding of operations.Requires understanding of providers needs and expectations.Facilitates discussion and compromise development between key stakeholders including procurement, division supply chain and providers.

Minimum education:

  • Bachelors Degree preferably in Supply Chain or Business

  • Minimum 3 - 5 years experience in warehousing or other related supply chain field.Preference for warehouse operations and logistics sourcing experience.

Minimum experience:

  • Excel proficiency.Ideally candidate has experience with excel macros or other advanced analytics.

  • Proficient communication skills; verbal and written for recommendations and presentations

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong initiative, work ethic and problem solving skills

  • Experience working effectively in a matrixed organization


Category Management


GPS Global Purchasing Services


United States > Abbott Park : AP52 Floor-1


United States > Columbus : 2900 Easton Square Place




Yes, 10 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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