Procurement Specialist

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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.

Our location in Lake County, Illinois, currently has an opportunity for Procurement Specialist, Business Excellence. The Specialist applies experience and procurement knowledge to execute procurement best practices and execute strategies across Global Procurement Services. Work with customers, internal and external, and the Divisions to solve issues and drive high levels of customer service. This role will work across multiple verticals.The position will be responsible for driving business excellence through strategy, people and technologies with the various categories and divisions.

· Proactively seek innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels

· Full understanding of "One Procurement" strategies. Strong knowledge and project work across multiple categories that impact the team positively.

· Works within defined processes and procedures and may help determine appropriate approaches for change.


· Provide analytical and execution support to Category Managers implementing strategy; pivot between strategy, operations and transactional procurement

· Drive a defined Source to Pay process flow globally

· Execute against category strategies and work in the guidance of strategic category leaders

· Develop and drive contract processes within a Contract Technology Platform

· Develop and drive catalog strategies within a Catalog Technology Platform

· Support completion of Contracts and Catalogs, in alignment with Source to Pay strategy and Category strategies

· Manage Request for Quotation (RFQ) documents. Create and implement RFPs. Assist with supplier selection.

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

· Drive continuous improvement of global procurement processes and tools

· Communicate and drive change globally as a change champion within the Business Excellence organization and Source to Pay Technology platform

· Lead resolution on issues within Source to Pay technology improvements

· Drive savings outcomes

· Collaborate with functions, divisions and global procurement teams

· Drive Key Performance Indicators and Value Metrics

· Perform routine professional-based activities and contribute to and manage some projects

· Communicate with appropriate departments to clarify needs and obtain appropriate supporting documentation for RFQs

· Seek and support business relationships with diverse suppliers globally

· Meet regularly with divisional customers and support functions to ensure good customer satisfaction and continuous improvement

· Exhibit cultural awareness with foreign business entities

· Seek, develop, and maintain business relationships with suppliers, clients and customers.

· Lead business to adopt change within global procurement

· Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.

· Executes against the goals set by the Business Excellence organization.

· Seek innovative ways to maintain and improve procurement processes, cycle times, total acquisition costs, and customer service levels.



· Bachelor's Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degree

· 1-3 years of Procurement experience

· Source to Pay Process Understanding


· Functional experience in Procurement and other functions

· Strong people skills

· Strong problem-solving skills

· Self-Starter

· Skilled in spreadsheet programs

· Good communication skills (written and verbal)

· Good interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills

· Source to Pay Technology Experience


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 of being actively involved in local communities

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