Senior Manager Indirect Procurement - Facilities Services

You need to sign in or
create an account to save a job.
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 Abbott Park, IL, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Manager Indirect Procurement - Facilities Services.

This individual will be responsible for the purchasing and supply management activities for the facilities services category and sub categories. Drive "One Abbott Procurement" vision across divisions globally and influences synergies among divisions. Work closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies, strategies to drive efficiencies and implementation plans. Nurture stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations. Drive reduced total cost of ownership by optimizing Tier 2 and Tier 3 supply chains. Leverage extensive market and supplier knowledge to drive lower TCO. Represent Abbott strategically in the industry and community
  • Proactively identifies areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies.
  • Provides insight to the business unit on how to best develop and leverage Supplier capabilities for the organization(s).
  • Primary point of contact for overall category needs. Responsible for prioritizing demand globally across the category.

  • Relationship Management - Promotes positive business relationships both internally and externally. Builds dependable and candid relationships that aid in innovation as well as problem solving
  • External Focus - Experience partnering with external organizations and suppliers ensuring Abbott is positively represented and seen as an innovative leader in the facilities services market
  • Commercial awareness beyond procurement - Deep market knowledge and experience in facilities services in particular. Strong understanding of business requirements with creative solutioning capabilities to find the best balance of cost, service and quality
  • Executive presence/exposure - Experience interacting with senior leadership. Ability to build credibility and support for procurement in general and drive creative problem solving in a collaborative and productive way
  • Organizational experience and expertise along with significant sourcing experience across several categories, as well as capability to build future pipelines based on business and environmental needs.

  • Influence the business unit strategy and translates business strategy for category and aligned category strategy to programs and projects.
  • Assists in defining category procurement strategy for Abbott- align with overall strategy
  • Drives Total Cost of Ownership reductions for category through analytics. Clearly define category taxonomy and manage spend baseline
  • Coordinate across corporate, functions, divisions to share best practices and adherence to guidelines.
  • Ability to assess the overall needs of select business units and to negotiate an accepted portfolio meeting the most strategic needs of the category.
  • Measure and track internal performance for Abbott users.
  • Advise business unit(s) about similar strategies employed by other healthcare companies.
  • Lead initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cross cultures.

  • Influence and partner with business leaders (Director, Sr. Director level) to manage and align the facilities category. Closely collaborate with adjacent business departments to ensure adequate and timely delivery of agreed services, in line with agreed service levels.
  • Partner and collaborate with key One Procurement staff of other Abbott divisions in order to support cross divisional business initiatives, and explore Procurement synergies and efficiencies.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with key category vendors as well as counterparts at other Healthcare/Consumer companies. Manage ongoing Supplier relationships.
  • Own and implement agreed purchasing strategies for category
  • Foster a collaborative environment among stakeholders
  • Build and maintain strong relationships across various functions, demonstrate the value-add of leveraging and build enthusiasm and support for adoption.
  • Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and excellent customer service
  • Monitor market dynamics for category across regions
  • Continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance.
  • Manage category projects across business unit, and division wide when and where applicable. Lead business projects based on category expertise.

  • Lead project teams responsible for execution of facilities category strategy. Responsible for direct and indirect people leadership. Recruit, mentor, train and develop talent
  • Address people issues in a constructive and timely manner. Responsible for overall morale of team and promotes cohesive attitude.
  • Establishes staffing/resources plans determining appropriate mix of sourcing opportunities. Responsible for overall organizational effectiveness.

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

  • Operates with goals set by the DVP/Senior Director of Category, but at the same time is highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Erroneous decisions would normally result in failure to complete projects critical to major objectives of category.
  • Has direct impact on budgets, expenses and major project completion.

  • Corporate head of Procurement
  • Commercial Head of Divisions
  • Manufacturing Head of Divisions
  • Functional Heads ex: head of Facilities, Security and Legal
  • Division purchasing leadership
  • Division operations stakeholders

  • Indirectly influence team and project staff up to 10 people globally

  • Financial implications of the Spend up to $ 500-600MM.

  • Spend: up to $ 4 00 - 6 00MM
  • Suppliers 500-1000
  • Connections within business: 10-20
  • Span of control: global


  • BA or equivalent experience required: MBA preferred
  • Successful, 7+ year track record within procurement and supply chain management.

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar certification desirable
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable
  • 7-10 years of Procurement and/or deep Category experience. Functional experience preferred.
  • Good organizational skills, including program/project management governance.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills.
  • International experience
  • Deep knowledge of markets by regions
  • Experience with Supplier management
  • Ability to develop actionable implementation plans
  • Relevant business process knowledge, as related to Procurement and Category Management.
  • Extensive knowledge of category technologies and products.
  • Strong influence and negotiating skills.
  • Experience leading teams - both with direct staff and indirect project teams.


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

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

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.