Abbott Purchasing Manager in Taguig City, Philippines

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Responsible for executing against the purchasing and supply management strategies created by the Category Managers.

  • Work intimately with customers, divisions and the Category managers driving the "One Abbott Procurement" model.

  • Provide superior levels of customer service and satisfaction while adhering to a strict standard of business ethics and integrity.

  • Will have delegated authority to commit company funds. This position will work on the definition and resolution of known or anticipated problems in value, quality, feasibility and specifications in the procurement of goods and services while contributing cost savings, partnerships with suppliers and other value added activities to support customer needs and expectations.

  • Proactively seek innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels

  • Considered an SME across categories. Strong understanding of "One Procurement" category strategies and work on projects that impact the "One Procurement" team.

  • Is recognized as an expert within own area. Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Act as a lead, coordinating work but may not be a supervisor.

  • Perform job responsibilities in accordance with the highest ethical standards. Help to guide internal customers and suppliers in proper procedures to maintain the same ethical standards. Demonstrate strong ethics at all times even in the face of country culture with conflicting practices.

Direct Reports :

  • This position may/may not have any direct reports.

Key Areas of Responsibility and Accountability:

  • First line responder; pivots between strategy and operations. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

  • Execute against larger category strategies and work in the guidance of strategic category leaders

  • Researches and evaluates products and suppliers. Performs value analysis on costs and supplier quotes.

  • Recommends process improvements to streamline for efficiencies.

  • Analyzes complex problems and delivers solutions

  • Support PO conversion - non transactional and decisive negotiations

  • Manage PO approvals - up to $500,000

  • Educate on existing solutions and enable performance and tech tools development

  • Support Ops issues and invoice error resolution. Solves complex problems

  • PO change management and evaluate the cause for change.

  • Enable supplier integration and KPI's

  • Drive value and lead savings outcomes

  • Collaboration with functions

  • Develops bids and proposal formats. Lead complex RFPs as well as lead small projects

Purchase Request Processing

Perform upstream collaboration with internal stakeholders from planning to eventual procurement of materials and services Assist the internal stakeholders in defining their specifications of products and service. Review and evaluate Purchase Request according to needs and specifications of the internal stakeholders and ensure completeness of supporting documents Monitor POs through the online PO system

Purchase Order Processing

Approve Purchase Orders using the PO system Compare prices, specifications, delivery dates and probable savings to determine the best bid among accredited suppliers Respond to internal and external customers inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations Organize, update and retain product information files and purchase order records

Purchasing Policy Development, Review and Implementation

Develop and assist in the development of Purchasing policy/ies as required by the organization to ensure efficient and compliant purchasing operations Ensure alignment and compliance of Purchasing policy/ies with Global Procurement and Financial policy/ies Ensure implementation and strict observance of Purchasing policy/ies Work with Purchasing/Operations Supervisor/Manager to review, update and document all changes in Purchasing Policy/ies regularly or as maybe required to ensure that these policies address the changing needs of the organization while maintaining compliance and alignment with Global Purchasing and Financial policies.

Vendor / Supplier Management

Maintain a reliable list of accredited vendors/suppliers for key areas of spend Ensure that vendor/supplier accreditation process is in compliance w/ Global Procurement and Financial standards and requirements Review and approve/reject new vendor requests Monitor and manage vendors/suppliers in the areas of cost savings, process improvements, sourcing of materials and innovation initiatives Conduct vendor/supplier performance reviews

Strategic Thinking :

  • Provides advice/direction in primary areas of expertise.

  • Communicate and educate appropriate departments to provide appropriate supporting documentation for purchases.

Relationship Management :

  • Develop and leads agreed purchasing strategies for category

  • Seek, develop and establish business relationships with diverse suppliers

  • Meet regularly with divisional customers and lead functions to ensure superior customer satisfaction and continuous improvement for efficiencies.

  • Responsible for performance management of all supportive personnel (direct and indirect reporting relationships)

  • Responsible for leading and mentoring direct reports (if any). Provides guidance and training.

  • Understand and apply cultural awareness with foreign business entities

  • Drive and grow strong effective business relationships with suppliers, clients and customers.

Compliance :

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.

Accountability :

  • Executes against the strategies set by the Category Leads/Managers.

  • Drives innovative ways to maintain and improve procurement processes, cycle times, total acquisition costs, and customer service levels.

  • "Key Organizational Relationships:

  • Category Lead, Manager, Senior Manager,

  • Functional Heads ex: head of IT, AQR, HR, Meeting Event Planners, Legal

  • Division Purchasing leadership,Division and Corp requisitioners

  • Division Commercial and operations stakeholders

  • Shared Services

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Knowledge in Purchasing /Procurement Process, Project Planning and implementation

  • Well versed in contract execution and management; 4-6yrs functional experience in Purchasing/Procurement capacity

  • Excellent people skills, excellent problem solving skills and project management skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills

  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management

  • Experience working in a US or foreign multi-national corporation is required

  • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense

  • Experience in procurement of goods and services in support of a commercial sales organization a plus

  • Exposure to multi-racial environment preferably in healthcare industry setting

Competencies required:

  • Analytical Skills and attention to details Fluent in English and a second language ( verbal and written )

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and negotiation skills

  • Computer knowledge on Microsoft application e.g. excel, power point and word

  • Skilled in spreadsheet programs; Able to work with minimum supervision

  • A team player and can work under pressure

  • With Leadership and influencing capacities

  • Hardworking and disciplined

  • Committed to achieving goals and objectives within the framework of a team environment.

JOB FAMILY:

Category Management

DIVISION:

GPS Global Purchasing Services

LOCATION:

Philippines > Taguig City : Venice Corporate Center

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Not specified

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

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

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