Abbott Category Lead, Procurement in Abbott Park, Illinois
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Responsible for leading and executing the purchasing supply management activities for Indirect Professional Services category and sub categories such as Consulting, Legal, Finance and HR. Work closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. Nurture stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations. Drive reduced total cost of ownership by optimizing Tier 2 and Tier 3 supply chains. Leverage extensive market and supplier knowledge to drive lower TCO. Represent Abbott strategically in the industry and community. Is recognized as a thought leader within strategic discipline. Significantly influences functional strategy. Leads initiatives.
Proactively identifies areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies.
Provides insight to the business unit on how to best develop and leverage Supplier capabilities for the organization(s).
Considered an Subject Matter Expert (SME) across categories. Strong understanding of "One Procurement" category strategies and work on projects that impact the "One Procurement" team.
Core Job Responsibilities
Develops plans and delivers results in fast changing businesses environments..
Develops and implements procurement plans and strategies to support business needs
Lead projects/initiatives that have significant impact upon global business.
Anticipates internal/external business challenges and drives change
Lead project teams to achieve milestones and objectives
Solves complex problems, takes a broad perspective to identify solutions
Manage PO approvals - up to $2,000,000
Educate on existing solutions and enable performance and tech tools development
Develop supplier KPI's and management
Drive value and savings for categories
Collaboration with functions
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. Open to new ideas. Supports change and take risks.Promotes a Global Perspective.
Define category procurement strategy for Abbott- align with overall strategy and be an enabler
Drive Total Cost of Ownership reductions for category. Clearly define category taxonomy and manage baseline
Coordinate across corporate, functions, divisions to share best practices and adherence to guidelines.
Understands the overall needs of multiple business units and to negotiate an accepted portfolio meeting the most strategic needs ofthe category.
Measure and track internal performance for Abbott users.
Advise business unit(s) about similar strategies employed by other healthcare companies.
Manage initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cross cultures.
Partner with business leaders (Manager, Director) to manage and align the category. Closely collaborate with adjacent business departments, and external partners to ensure adequate and timely delivery of agreed services, in line with agreed service levels.
Partner and collaborate with key One Procurement staff of other Abbott divisions in order to support cross divisional business initiatives, and explore Procurement synergies and efficiencies.
Build and maintain strategic relationships with key category vendors as well as counterparts at other Healthcare/Consumer companies. Manage ongoing Supplier relationships.
Develop and implement agreed purchasing strategies for category
Initiate a collaborative environment among stakeholders
Maintain strong relationships across various functions, demonstrate the value-add of leveraging and build enthusiasm and support for adoption.
Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and good customer service
Continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance and to provide overall value.
Manage category projects across business unit, and division wide when and where applicable. Participate in business projects based on category expertise.
Lead project teams responsible for selection of category strategy. Responsible for people leadership. Recruit, mentor, train and develop talent.
Identifies and deals with people issues in a constructive and timely manner. Responsible for overall morale of team and promotes cohesive attitude.
Execute against established staffing/resources plan.
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
Operates with goals set by the Divisional Vice President/Senior Director of Category.
Erroneous decisions would normally result in failure to complete projects critical to major objectives of the category. Has direct impact on budgets, expenses and major project completion.
Key Organizational Relationships: Corporate head of Procurement, Manufacturing Head of Divisions, Functional Heads ex: head of Legal, head of HR, Head of Finance, Division Purchasing leadership, Division commercial and operations stakeholders. Core and Lead Agents
Connection within business: 1-5
Span of control: global
BA or equivalent experience required: MBA preferred. Successful, 3+ year track record within procurement and supply chain management. Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar certification desirable. Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable
Minimum Experience/Training Required
5-8 years of Procurement and /or deep Category experience. Some functional experience.
Strong project management skills.
Robust people skills that include developing strong relationships and solving problems.
Strong use of spreadsheet programs.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Excellent interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills
Some knowledge of markets by regions
Some experience with Supplier management
Ability to develop actionable implementation plans
Relevant business process knowledge, as related to Procurement and Category Management.
Knowledge of category technologies and products.
Good negotiating skills
Some experience leading teams
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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
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