Abbott Sr. Manager, Global Procurement in Princeton, New Jersey

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


The point-of-care (POC) testing industry is changing faster than ever. At Abbott Point of Care, we've stayed ahead of the curve. We are a worldwide leader in fundamentally changing healthcare delivery at the point of care with solutions that are intuitive, innovative, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers.

Abbott Point of Care (APOC) has an opening for Sr. Manager Global Procurement. This position manages serves as the primary interface between APOC and our Suppliers, to drive for strategic cost savings, supply continuity, risk mitigation, and support the development of business unit innovation and growth opportunities. The position reports to Sr Director, Global Supply Chain.

This position serves as the APOC procurement leader, decision-maker, and influencer to our Suppliers. Activities include sourcing, evaluating and selecting suppliers and vendors, negotiating supply contracts, maintain supplier relationships, and monitor quality and timeliness of materials and services supplied when escalated.

  • Drive proactive procurement involvement in the Innovation planning processes with R&D, Commercial, Engineering/manufacturing to ensure that the complete development of APOC strategies for both the near and long term. Develops contingency plans as required to address uninterrupted product supply.

  • Directly responsible for major contract negotiation with suppliers, develop a glide path with key suppliers to continuous cost reduction and execute the plan

  • Improve challenging supplier performance and ensure quality and timeliness of the raw material supplies

  • Develop and manages the implementation of select cost containment and operational projects. This position will work to ensure the long range costing goals are met.

  • This position will work with Abbott legal counsels to ensure contract integrity and minimize APOC business/legal/financial risks.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with divisional/corporate support groups (One Procurement, etc) that will result in enhanced teamwork and lead to the accomplishments of division and corporate procurement saving goals.

  • Evaluate team capability and organization structure and make necessary change to align with business needs, drive performance and establish best-practice processes as well as metrics

  • Must understand commercial and operational strategies for the Business Unit/Region to direct procurement efforts in support of cost savings, risk strategies and new product launches.

  • This position will participate as the primary cross-functional team member representing APOC procurement expert and leadership on project, promotional, and supply chain issue procurement resolution teams.

The incumbent has substantial autonomy and must be able to operate with limited supervision. Highly motivated, result driven, financially competent and ability of working in a fast-paced matrix organization is required. 2530% travel is expected. 7+ years procurement experience required and preferred experience with global suppliers.


Category Management


APOC Point of Care


United States > Princeton : 400 College Road East





Yes, 25 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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