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Abbott Contract Administrator - 3 Openings in Waukegan, Illinois


At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies. The three openings for Contract Administrator roles are within our Cardiometabolic Business Unit located in Lake Forest, IL. This role will provide administrative, analytical, and procedural support to internal and external customers on behalf of the Contract Administration Department. This role acts as a liaison between account executives, regional sales directors, directors of national accounts, and others in processing and administration of sales contracts. This position will be situated in the ARDx Lake Forest office.


  • Ensure timely processing of sales contracts

  • Negotiate and draft contract terms and conditions inaccordance with corporate policies

  • Analyze potential risks that contract changes may pose tothe organization

  • Present and explain contract conditions and details tocustomers, business partners, and management

  • Resolve any existing contract conflicts

  • Work with different levels of personnel within anorganization to analyze and solidify an overall contract strategy

  • Independently support one or more sales regions in regardsto full contract management

  • Acts as a resource to the sales organization in regard tocurrent pricing and contracting policies and programs

  • Participate in and prepare for contracting strategymeetings

  • Perform database maintenance on an ongoing basis to insureaccurate reporting

  • Assist in updating departmental SOPs (Standard OperatingProcedures)

  • Meet deadlines and update clients with status

  • Utilize data from the company’s CRM system to generatereports, analyze data, and track product and ordering patterns

  • Interface with internal fulfillment group and distributorsto establish working relationships, assure proper end-user pricing andcontract effective dates are loaded

  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences whichmay occur from the improper performance of their specific job; hasawareness of device defects that may occur in their area ofresponsibility, including product design, verification and validation,manufacturing and testing activities

  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with bothinternal/external business associates that reflects positively on thecompany and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices; buildproductive internal/external working relationships


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in commercial sales contracting, 5 years is preferred

  • Intermediate to expert level experience with MS Office, with a heavy emphasis on Excel is required

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and constructively communicate across departmental disciplines while pursuing contract department goals.

  • Previous CRM or database experience required

About Abbott :

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.

An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request accommodation, please send an email to

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