Abbott Procurement Engineer in St. Paul, Minnesota

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Job Summary:

The Procurement Engineer is a key team member who leverages both technical and business skills within the Abbott Supply Chain organization to optimize value. Scope of work is across all Abbott CN and AV division sites to support local teams in finding methods to reduce risk and cost.

Job Duties:

  • Perform should cost analyses and models to support strategic procurement

  • Collaborate with cross functional team members to develop negotiation strategies and deliver savings

  • Partner with R&D to develop Design to Cost and Design to Value models for new components and/or high-level assemblies

  • Assess internally manufactured components and/or assemblies for Make vs. Buy assessments

  • Develop and maintain a should cost model library

  • Develop and maintain a library of standard parts

  • Maintain current knowledge of latest manufacturing technologies

  • Demonstrate excellent team skills, positive attitude, and high ethical standards

Other Duties:

  • Participate in special projects, as necessary

  • Integrate new knowledge and skills into daily work and share with colleagues as appropriate

  • Travel up to 25%


  • BS degree in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering with 8 years working within a medical device manufacturing company with primary responsibility for manufacturing process development and/or product costing or an Associates Degree (or some college) plus 12 years working within a medical device manufacturing company with primary responsibility for manufacturing process development and/or product costing

  • Experience with developing Should Cost analyses of components and high level assemblies manufactured with machining, fabrication and/or injection molding processes

  • Experience with DFM, DTV and DTC

  • Must have a working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement methodologies

  • Experience in supporting and/or leading negotiations

  • Proficient in development of presentations that effectively communicate analytic results, appropriate for multiple levels in the organization

  • Interactive interpersonal skills and a collaborative communication style

  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance with data and view problems from several different points of view

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results

  • Capability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment in a fast-paced and changing environment

  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

  • Black Belt Certification is a plus

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email