Senior Specialist Contract & Bid management

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations - with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

This position can be remote or located in our Lake Forest, IL office.

  • Builds and maintains database of compliant materials according to rigorous quality and regulatory standards.
  • Acts as subject matter expert and central point of contact to work with other cross department SME's to maintain the bidding system database, process and escalation.
  • Applies highly developed specialist knowledge and skills in technical & commercial content and proposal preparation. Including SME on highly specialized content & Bid Templates using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Builds NEW content to ensure optimal response to new questions from clients. Solves cross department collaboration
  • Technical SME, advising on more complex situations including advising Bid Specialists on appropriate content and in the preparation and approval of NEW content.
  • Responsible for assisting Bid & Proposal Manager as required in maintenance and administration of the processes, systems and tools.
  • Builds content and quality approval processes. Working through multiple departments and regulatory processes to ensure compliance.
  • Ensures technical content accuracy for all content in RFP system. Responsible for systematic update and optimization of content according to quality system.
  • Constructs novel content to respond to rapid user demands in an expedited way. Solves novel problems and gains approval according to quality process.
  • Manages RFP/Proposal projects and acts as Content Knowledge Expert SME to provide technical and content expertise to Bid Specialists & Bidding Manager in a timely manner with impeccable communication and clarity.
  • Liaising with other SME departments such as service, legal and others to ensure content of system is maintained to set standards.
  • Ensuring content in electronic system is up to date and used within full compliance of Abbott policies
  • Authoring technical answers and maintaining technical databases & other systems, e.g. assay tables.
  • Execute highly complex or specialized projects according to business need.
  • Adapts precedent and may make significant departures from traditional approaches to develop solutions.
  • Converting Abbott solutions to tailored RFP answers and database documentation.
  • Faces unstructured situations that require analytical, interpretive or constructive thinking
  • Rapidly solving internal complexity through multiple departmental touchpoints including, ad-promo, OEC and legal approval. Multiple stakeholder groups at multiple levels up to VP senior management levels.
  • Determines priorities, defines what work should be accomplished, and decides how work should be accomplished. Allowed to change procedures or approaches, as appropriate.


  • Bachelors' Degree
  • Minimum of 4 years Sales experience in Diagnostics


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • 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 ofbeing actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

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