Abbott Category Lead(Open to Marketing Candidates) in Singapore, Singapore


  • 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 $1,000,000

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

  • Develop supplier KPI's and management

  • Drive values 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 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 of the categories.

  • Measure and track internal performance for Company 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 Procurement Community staff of other Company divisions in order to support cross divisional business initiatives, and explore Procurement synergies and efficiencies.


  • Indicate the minimum education level to perform this job.

  • BA or equivalent experience required; MBA preferred

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar certification desirable Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable

  • 5-8 years of Procurement and /or deep Category experience. Some functional experience and working in a matrix organization.

  • 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

  • Candidates who are in marketing and keen to do category management are welcome to apply

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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