Senior Procurement Logistics Specialist

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.

We are seeking a Senior Procurement Logistics Specialist to join our team in Abbott Park, IL.

  • Contribute to the development and execution of logistics category procurement strategy.
  • Executes against the goals set by the Category Leads, Managers and Director
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate and divisional policies and procedures consistent with Abbott standard of business ethics and integrity
  • Point person for specific global, regional and local providers and responsible for leading partnership development
  • Point person for division supply chain operations leaders collaborating to resolve operational issues with providers
  • Supports regional category managers in LA, Europe and APAC for logistics strategy development, category management and provider partnership development
  • Proactively seek and lead innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels
  • Provide superior regional road (trucking ) and warehouse services ensuring satisfaction to division supply chain leads:
    • Researches and evaluates products and suppliers
    • Develops bids and proposal formats
    • Executes RFPs via SciQuest and AbbottSource
    • Performs value analysis on costs and supplier quotes
    • PO change management and evaluate the cause for change
    • Support invoice error resolution
    • Enable supplier integration and KPI's.
    • Drive value and lead savings outcomes
  • Supports the development and completion of contracts, statement of work and standard operating procedure. Ensures all Abbott procurement policies and procedures are aligned with internal stakeholders e.g. Legal, Risk Management, Division SC etc.
  • Supports the commitment of company funds for logistics services
  • Recommends process improvements to streamline for efficiencies.
  • Develops comprehensive logistics category knowledge. Strong working knowledge of operations. Recognized as the SME in the logistics category.
  • Identifies, develops and executes key operations initiatives focused on efficiencies, cost savings and customer service
  • Lead the development of logistics contracts, statement of works and standard operating procedures aligning with Procurement policies and division requirements. Requires understanding of operations. Requires understanding of providers needs and expectations.
  • Facilitates discussion and compromise development between key stakeholders including procurement, division supply chain and providers.

  • Bachelors Degree preferably in Supply Chain or Business
  • Minimum 4-6 years experience in the logistics category or other related supply chain field.
  • Procurement and operations experience preferably in logistics procurement.
  • Mastery of excel including proficiency in excel macros. Complex excel analysis required.
  • Proficient communication skills; verbal and written for recommendations and presentations
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong initiative, work ethic and problem solving skills
  • Ability to network through organization


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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