Responsible for leading and executing the purchasing supply management activities for all categories and sub categories. Work closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. Nurture stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations. Drive reduced total cost of ownership by optimizing Tier 2 and Tier 3 supply chains. Leverage extensive market and supplier knowledge to drive lower TCO. Represent Abbott strategically in the industry and community. Is recognized as a thought leader within strategic discipline. Significantly influences functional strategy. Leads initiatives.
Proactively identifies areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies.
Provides insight to the business unit on how to best develop and leverage Supplier capabilities for the organization(s).
Considered an SME across categories. Strong understanding of \"One Procurement\" category strategies and work on projects that impact the \"One Procurement\" team.
Core Job Responsibilities
Partner with business leaders (Manager, Director) to manage and align the category. Closely collaborate with adjacent business departments, and external partners to ensure adequate and timely delivery of agreed services, in line with agreed service levels.
Partner and collaborate with key One Procurement staff of other Abbott divisions in order to support cross divisional business initiatives and explore Procurement synergies and efficiencies.
Build and maintain strategic relationships with key category vendors as well as counterparts at other Healthcare/Consumer companies. Manage ongoing Supplier relationships.
Develop and implement agreed purchasing strategies for category.
Initiate a collaborative environment among stakeholders.
Maintain strong relationships across various functions, demonstrate the value-add of leveraging and build enthusiasm and support for adoption.
Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and good customer service
Continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance and to provide overall value.
Manage category projects across business unit, and division wide when and where applicable. Participate in business projects based on category expertise.
Lead project teams responsible for selection of category strategy. Responsible for people leadership. Recruit, mentor, train and develop talent.
Identifies and deals with people issues in a constructive and timely manner. Responsible for overall morale of team and promotes cohesive attitude.
Execute against established staffing/resources plan.
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
Operates with goals set by the Divisional Vice President/Senior Director of Category.
Erroneous decisions would normally result in failure to complete projects critical to major objectives of the category. Has direct impact on budgets, expenses and major project completion.
Key Organizational Relationships: Corporate head of Procurement, Manufacturing Head of Divisions, Functional Heads ex: head of Legal, head of HR, Head of Finance, Division Purchasing leadership, Division commercial and operations stakeholders. Core and Lead Agents.
Manage virtual team and project staff up to 5-10 people. Directly manages all Specialist roles.
Direct budget Responsibility
Financial implications of the Spend ranging up to $ 50-75MM. Cumulative Category budgets ranging up to $1-2MM.
BA or equivalent experience required: MBA preferred. Successful, 3+ year track record within procurement and supply chain management. Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar certification desirable. Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable.
Minimum Experience/Training Required