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.
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The Category Manager is an experienced, high caliber employee working with minimal direction. This position will be responsible for the strategic management of procurement category.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Proactively identifies areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies.
Considered an SME across wide categories of direct procurement(electronics/mechanical) and contract manufacturing.
Develops and implements global commodity/sourcing strategies to support objectives (cost, quality, service, risk mitigation, favorable terms) in the area of direct material commodities, providing the division with a competitive advantage
Locates, analyzes and develops a consolidated supplier base that meets current and future commodity needs as communicated by the division
Understands, tracks, and forecasts the key cost drivers and market factors for assigned commodities
Compiles market condition information regarding commodities and suppliers and suggests/implements business strategy changes
Develops cost reduction projects and works with the business units to implement
Directs the negotiation and management of contracts/agreements for assigned commodities with medium-to-high risk and medium-to-high complexity
Provides guidance and overall direction to the purchasing/commodity team regarding contract management, agreements, policy development, art of negotiation and other supply chain activities in the spirit of providing mentoring and coaching to develop the team's knowledge, skills and abilities
Develops risk management strategies and recommends short and long terms strategies with defined risk/benefit strategies
Develops alternate sources as necessary to ensure a steady flow of materials and cost competitiveness
Maintains and promotes sound relationships with extensive network of suppliers, the external business community, and internal customers
Creates and maintains mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement
Develops and maintains strong relationships with product line R&D, Operations and Supply Chain teams
Develops cross-functional commodity teams to understand division-wide needs and evaluate suppliers
Partner with corporate procurement lead and support procurement strategy for EP (Electro-Physiology) and align with overall corporate strategy.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor's degree in Business degree, Engineering, or related field.: MBA preferred.
Minimum Experience/Training Required: 5-8 years of Procurement and /or deep Category experience.
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM); Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar certification desirable.
Strong project management skills.
Robust people skills that include developing strong relationships and solving problems.
Strong use of spreadsheet programs. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Excellent interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills. International experience.
Some knowledge of markets by regions. Some experience with Supplier management.
Ability to develop actionable implementation plans.
Relevant business process knowledge, as related to Procurement and Category Management.
Knowledge of category technologies and products.
Good negotiating skills.
Experience leading teams.
Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment
Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
Ability to travel approximately up to 20%, including internationally
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.