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Abbott Contracts Administration Supervisor (2 openings) in Waukegan, Illinois

Contracts AdministrationSupervisor

Lake Forest, IL

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.

The position of Contracts AdministrationSupervisor is within our Cardiometabolic Business Unit located at Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Lake Forest, IL This position will supervise, provide guidance and training to contract administrators and participate in preparation, negotiation and administration of high-profile contracts, in addition to administrative and procedural support to internal and external customers on behalf of the Contracts & Pricing 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.

The Role

  • Supervise contract administrators and contractcoordinators’ day-to-day productivity and provide constructive feedback andcoaching

  • Track performance of contract administrators andcontract coordinators and provide performance evaluations

  • Validate and coordinate work of contractadministrators and contract coordinators

  • Negotiate and draft high-value complex contractterms and conditions in accordance with corporate policies

  • Analyze potential risks that contract changes maypose to the organization and provide solution

  • Present and explain contract conditions and detailsto customers, business partners, and management

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

  • Acts as a knowledge resource to the contractadministrators, contract coordinators and sales organization in regard tocurrent policies, processes and programs

  • Provide training to onboarding personnel incontract administration group and inSales (as it relates to contract administration process)

  • Deploy analytical approach to problem solving, riskassessment and strategy.

  • Oversee current contract administration process,identify opportunities, and develop and implement enhancements to improveoverall contract administration process.

  • Meet deadlines and update clients with status

  • Develop, maintain and foster highly effectiveinternal and external client relationship

  • Be one of the company’s CRM system super-user togenerate reports, analyze data, and track product and ordering patterns

  • Interface with internal fulfilment group anddistributors to establish working relationships, assure proper end-user pricingand contract effective dates are loaded

RequiredEducation and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a business relateddiscipline

  • At least 7 years’ experience contract managementexperience is required; must be able to draft and negotiate high-value complexcontract terms and conditions

  • 1 year or more of supervisory experience incontracts administration department.

  • 2+ years’ experience working with distributor,group purchasing organization and/or government contracts is required

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

  • Previous CRM experience required


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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