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Buyer I

Company: Abbott
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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.

**Buyer I**

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.


+ 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 and cost.

+ 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 shipping/receiving teams.

+ Reviews purchase requisitions and confers with vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability and delivery schedule, reviewing quotes for accuracy and competitive strategies.

+ 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 goals.

+ 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 issues.

+ Lead special projects as requested to reduce cost, increase efficiency, etc.

+ May process some or all of the following: rejected components/corrective action, returns, debit memos, etc.



+ Bachelor degree in Business, Supply Chain or equivalent experience.

+ 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 internationally


+ Experience in working in a highly regulated environment preferred.

+ Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred


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:---** (

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.

Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email

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