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.
Structural Heart Business Mission: why we exist
Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
The Buyer/Planner II is responsible for obtaining materials, components, and equipment. Process requisitions and create Purchase Order (PO) execute transactions in an efficient, accurate manner, and according to Division and Corporate policies. Work closely with Category Managers, site Material Production Planners, and key partners in the Division. Provide vendor reliability data, monitor cost, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. Minimize the total cost of transactions without affecting service levels.
Creates and processes purchase orders, direct and indirect, in accordance with documented procurement processes to include, subcontract purchase orders, third party manufacturing orders, and purchase order changes.
Executes procurement plans, reports supplier performance, aligns with contracts, and processes purchase requests, while ensuring the timely and uninterrupted flow of materials between suppliers and site.
Communicates with Management and Stakeholders purchase order status.
Manages orders through completion and executes closures once fulfilled.
Interacts with suppliers and is responsible for maintaining and, enhancing good business relationship between Abbott and suppliers.
Communicate component specifications to suppliers.
Mitigate invoicing issues.
Updates vendor performance data.
Supports development of supplier scorecards and Service Level Agreements (SLA).
Manage the implementation of suppliers (including ensuring the ordering of appropriate first articles and validations).
Facilitate cost savings and quality improvement projects through purchasing.
Manages material master data in ERP.
Uses continuous improvement to establish metrics, drive KPIs, standardize and automate tactical activities over time.
Support site projects that contribute to organizational goals.
Provides audit support of purchasing policies and procedures.
(Influence/Leadership) Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks.
May demonstrate basic project management skills by acting as a project lead on small, well defined projects.
Provides guidance to less experienced staff.
Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management. (Planning/Organization) Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule. (Decision Making/Impact) Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action.
Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays and may result in the allocation of additional resources.
Completes daily work to meet established schedule with guidance from supervisor on prioritization of tasks (Scope) includes but not limited to : Understanding process improvement Understanding of procurement technologies and tools Organized in planning and good time management skills Understands negotiation and conflict resolution Capable of using sourcing tools with an understanding of supply chain management Good communication skills, written and verbal.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor degree and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
A good understanding of specified functional area.
(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Working knowledge and application of business concepts, procedures and practices. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
(Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
Has a general knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment. Good working knowledge of procurement concepts, procedures, and practices: - Contracting and supplier management - Commercial and contracting terms and negotiations - Procurement tools - Master data management
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
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.
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.