Abbott Commodity Manager in Sylmar, California
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We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Commodity Manager. This position will manage suppliers of 3rd party products that aid physicians using our products during OR procedures.
Impact this role will have on Abbott:
Implements sourcing strategies to support objectives in the area of indirect or direct commodities, providing the entity a competitive advantage in the areas of materials, supplies, and services
Locates, analyzes and develops a consolidated supplier base to meet current and future commodity needs
Directs the negotiation and management of contracts/agreements for assigned commodities with medium to high risk and medium to high complexity
Provides guidance and overall direction to the purchasing/commodity team regarding contract management, agreements, policy development, art of negotiation and other supply chain activities in the spirit of providing mentoring and coaching to develop the teams knowledge, skills and abilities
Develops risk management strategies and recommends short and long terms strategies with defined risk/benefit strategies
Develops alternate sources f to ensure a steady flow of goods, materials, and/or services
Maintains budget and performs analyses of costs related to labor rates, charges, time, and cost of materials
Monitors supplier capability and performance to ensure maintenance of deliver, quality and price commitments
Maintains and promotes sound relationships with extensive network of suppliers and business community
Connects other team members with potential suppliers
Leads projects to assure all procurement activities are performed as required
Creates and maintains mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement
This includes driving continuous improvements with the supplier base
Develops cross-functional teams to understand division-wide needs and evaluate suppliers
Understands, tracks, and forecasts the key cost drivers and market factors for assigned commodities
Compiles market condition information regarding commodities and suppliers and suggests/implements business strategy changes
Responsible for the development of materials policies and procedures
Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements
Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments
Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors
Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or equivalent
10+ years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing/commodity management
3+ years working in a highly regulated environment
8+ years working with purchasing/commodity mgt software
Strong experience in negotiating terms in purchasing agreements
In depth experience in contract management
Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment
Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment
Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner
Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail
Ability to travel approximately up to 20%, including internationally
ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical
United States of America > Plymouth 5050 Nathan Lane > S4509 : 5050 Nathan Lane N.
United States of America > Plano > S4524 : 6901 Preston Road, United States of America > Sylmar > S4497 : 15900 Valley View Court
Yes, 20 % of the Time
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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