Posted on: January 15, 2022
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.
Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we
serve. In Abbott's Heart Failure division, we're advancing the
treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough
medical technologies in ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY & HEART FAILURE, allowing
people to restore their health and get on with their lives.
Working with minimal direction, the buyer purchases raw materials,
sub-assemblies, products and services in conformance with approved
purchase orders at the lowest cost consistent with considerations
for quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. The role
provides support for all basic aspects of purchasing including but
not limited to vendor negotiations, vendor analysis, cost
reductions, utilization of the purchasing system, expedition of
orders and vendor relations.
**WHAT YOU'LL DO**
+ Manages long term contracts which are not managed by the
commodity management teams, within established limitations and
scope of authority to obtain the most favorable business
partnerships, including but not limited to quality, availability
+ Plans and schedules deliveries to optimize inventories in support
of production schedules/business demands by working with
forecasting data/teams, planning teams, commodity teams and
+ Reviews purchase requisitions and confers with vendors to obtain
product information such as price, availability and delivery
schedule, reviewing quotes for accuracy and competitive
+ Facilitates vendor corrective action and partners with SQE and
suppliers to improve quality.
+ Supports NPI to Mfg transfer plans to support requirements
bringing new products expeditiously to market.
+ Recommends pricing strategies to achieve department operating
+ Investigates and recommends new vendors.
+ Maintains and updates supplier databases as required.
+ Performs data analysis to proactively plan or resolve issues.
+ Works with inventory management/warehouse management to resolve
+ Lead special projects as requested to reduce cost, increase
+ May process some or all of the following: rejected
components/corrective action, returns, debit memos, etc.
**EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING**
+ Bachelor degree in Business, Supply Chain or equivalent
+ 0-3 years of experience in purchasing/commodity management.
+ Strong verbal and written communications with ability to
effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
+ Ability to travel approximately 10%, including
+ Experience in working in a highly regulated environment
+ Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division
business unit model preferred
**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
**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
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An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with
To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email
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