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The Purchasing Specialist based in Orlando, Florida. The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for carrying out the daily purchasing processes for Abbott Rapid Dx North America, LLC, ensuring the timely and efficient procurement of company materials and services. The purchasing team is key to ensuring continued supply of our products, relationship management with our vendors and that all processes and objectives are implemented efficiently and timely and support the overall GBS vision.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Obtain a thorough understanding of the organization's supply planning process (Customer Management, Demand Planning, Supplier Management, Production and Distribution) to support process improvements, promote customer satisfaction and comply with applicable Quality and Regulatory requirements
Perform the daily purchasing processes for stocked items (with an MRP evaluation as needed), non-stocked items, capital equipment and services
Review and maintain purchasing contingencies to ensure continued supply of product
Ensure contractual obligations are implemented, maintained and compliant
Participate in daily team meetings to address open tasks, issues and projects and ensure actions are being taken to ensure KPIs are met
Establish and maintain strong relationships and work effectively with internal and external customers
Collaborate with European counterparts on process standardization, best practices and continuous improvement
Contribute to the Customer Experience ensuring delivery of acceptable quality goods and services on-time
Resolve disputes or complaints between requestors, purchasing, receiving, and vendors
Represent Purchasing in all product launch initiatives
Record and manage actions in relation to supplier incidents
Participate in quarterly supplier reviews and ensure corrective actions are implemented
Comply with applicable antitrust and other purchasing-related laws and regulations including Federal Acquisition Regulations for government contracts.
Communicate the importance of the Quality System to all employees and report on its effectiveness
Execute applicable Quality System processes
Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor's Degree or 3-5 years relevant experience in a purchasing organization required
Experience with Lean, Six Sigma or Business Management concepts preferred
Certification from APICSor equivalent preferred
Must have experience working with SAP or other ERP/MRP system
Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-changing environment
Must have strong business analytic skills
Must have a desire for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction and support service delivery
Must be a team player with high initiative and energy with the ability to work cross-functionally and drive process and projects
Must be proficient in MS Office Suite
Functional / Technical 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
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.