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Abbott Procurement Specialist- Maintenance Stockroom in Casa Grande, Arizona

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 countries

Procurement Specialist

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Casa Grande, Arizona is one of six Abbott nutrition manufacturing plants in the U.S., with about half of its products exported around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.

Indirect Procurement Specialist – Newly created position within the maintenance stockroom department. This position is a critical position to insure maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) key objectives are achieved and to drive sustainability and to reduce risk to the organization. Some of the key objectives are to effectively and efficiently manage the supplier base. Develop and utilize suppliers across the division by category that provide total value to the organization buy yet minimize the number of suppliers to a core group. Create a world class stockroom database that will be consistent and visible throughout the plant. Track and report last price paid on all items that are stock and one time purchased. Optimize order point and order quantities in a manor to assure parts are on hand when needed but effectively optimizing financial cost to the business.

Key Responsibilities: Procurement/Purchasing Specialist

  • Applies experience and procurement knowledge to execute the purchasing and supply management strategies created by the Category Managers.

  • Complete inventory of all items in the inventory manage area twice a year

  • Drive to an annual turn-over ratio of 3.0 turns a year

  • Update all items stock in manage area’s with manufacturer and manufacturers part numbers.

  • Compile and database a last price paid on all items purchase

  • Develop database of all supplier’s annual usage and spend

  • Create a common part numbering platform for all stocked items in managed areas to a uniform numbering system to be aligned throughout the division.

  • Develop a strategy to reduce inventory but minimize any stock outs.

  • Work with Engineering to develop the platform for work orders and preventative maintenance parts listing.

  • Execute against category strategies and work in the guidance of strategic category leaders

  • Manage day to day supply issues. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Communicates pertinent information to both internal customers and suppliers to keep apprised and to prevent problems.

  • Educate on existing solutions and enable performance and tech tools development

  • Lead resolution on issues and invoice error.

  • Executes against the goals set by the Category Leads/Managers.

  • Meet regularly with divisional customers and support functions to ensure good customer satisfaction and continuous improvement

  • Provide strategic guidance, drive and support to new projects and production as well as manage the budget, resourcing and results of the MRO business.

  • Maintain service levels that drive customer satisfaction through delivery of commitments with proactive communication with customers and workforce alike.

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies based on in-depth spend data analysis and insightful knowledge of market dynamics impacting spend categories to optimize and improve the cost, quality, and schedule of projects

  • Create and establish benchmark analysis to industry and perform meaningful gap analysis to generate understanding of functional competitive advantage to interpret into actionable steps

  • Develop, implement, and lead value-added margin improvement and cost protection programs to cost savings and improve service levels

  • Must maintain an organized database of historical and current RFP information and results

  • Track, maintain, and report cost savings as attributed to strong negotiations

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, YOU’LL BRING

Required Experience

  • High School Diploma

  • 3-4 years of or Procurement/Purchasing experience. Functional experience.

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Good interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills

  • Understand buying decisions, buying processes and cash flow dynamics of aligned customers

  • Strong time-management and organizational skills in assigned geographic territory

Preferred Experience

  • Four-year degree preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership success and drive to continuously improve the business.

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner with excellent interpersonal skills. Also, demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks with clear organization.

  • Experience in presenting and interacting with executive leadership.

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a strategic sourcing role within manufacturing

  • Sense of urgency and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a variety of time-sensitive projects happening simultaneously

  • Demonstrated flexibility and open-mindedness around change, bringing a positive, can-do attitude

  • Project managed or co-led cross-functional purchasing initiatives

  • A persistent self-starter with strong work ethic that has demonstrated strong proactive approach, with an excessive level of commitment and dedication to meet aggressive deadlines with high-quality results

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

  • 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 communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com at http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

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 www.abbott.com at http://www.abbott.com/ , at http://www.abbott.com/ on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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