Policy and Compliance Manager, Procurement

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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.

This global-impact position is responsible, with strategic guidance from Global Procurement (GP) senior leadership, to develop and maintain 1) procurement policies and procedures that promote efficiency, support strategic objectives and protect corporate assets, 2) a compliance program that drives adherence to policies & procedures across the Abbott enterprise, including corporate and divisional functions and US and international delegated procurement functions, and 3) effective and reliable GP-managed systems and tools supporting policy and compliance.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

POLICIES & PROCEDURES:
  • Develop and maintain Subject Matter Expertise (SME) on procurement policies and procedures
  • Lead (or act as key SME) on cross-functional project teams undertaking initiatives that require procurement policy and process changes, working closely with Shared Services, Finance and other key functions such as Legal, Technology, Quality, etc.
  • Understand impact of procurement policies and procedures on international affiliates, including inter-connections with international financial requirements and contractual execution practices
  • Understand connection points between procurement and other Abbott policies (Finance, Quality, Shared Services, Technology, Legal, OEC, etc) and coordinate with others to evaluate and resolve any disconnects and ensure procurement policy changes are appropriately reflected in other functional policies and vice versa
  • Recommend policy or procedure changes to support efficient procurement processes and strategic objectives while protecting Abbott assets
  • Coordinate cyclical implementation of key policies and procedures, e.g. delegation of purchasing authority

COMPLIANCE:
  • Develop and manage an effective procurement compliance program, driving adherence to policies and mitigating risk of non-compliance across procurement community
  • Provide strategic guidance on training and coordinate with GP Business Excellence Manager and GP Training and Communications Coordinator to deliver effective training
  • Coordinate with Shared Services and Corporate Finance Services' international Finance Directors to perform periodic self-audits of delegated procurement activities to assess compliance to policies and need for risk mitigation plans
  • Coordinate and manage audits of the Global Procurement organization

SYSTEMS & TOOLS:
  • Coordinate closely with Technology Procurement Business Relationship Manager (BRM) and GP senior leadership to evaluate the portfolio of GP-owned systems and tools (Cvent, SharePoints, Contract Management system, etc.) to ensure GP-owned systems and tools are meeting the needs of the procurement function and are in line with overall GP and Technology strategies
  • Review and provide input into Work Intake Forms (WIFs) put together by Technology BRM and the Procurement-owner of the request for new or updates/fixes to existing systems/tools
  • Ensure relevant Technology and other policies are being followed for all GP-owned systems and tools (e.g., recertification processes are in place and appropriately maintained)

OTHER:
  • Proactively identify and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Develop and implement creative, workable and effective solutions.
  • Actively develop knowledge of procurement function, to allow for shift to fill periodic gaps or project management needs outside of core responsibilities, as may be needed in a dynamic organization
  • May be required to manage small staff or contingent workers, depending on priorities of dynamic organization


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING

Required
  • Bachelor's degree plus 4-6 years of related work experience required, 9+ years preferred, with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of business concepts, procedures and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to use in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies and relationships.
  • Recognized as an expert in work group.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Persuasive, effective communication skills are essential with an ability to work effectively across divisional and technical areas.


Preferred
  • Advanced degree.
  • 3+ years experience working in a quality system environment.
  • Project management skills.


WHAT WE OFFER

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: www.abbottbenefits.com

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.

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