Abbott Senior Marketing Procurement Specialist in Abbott Park, Illinois
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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Research supply base and industry / marketplace
Conduct analysis on industry, regional and divisional requirements and suppliers
Collect and analyze category spend data; develop business cases recommendations for projects that will enable the saving initiatives
Develop benchmarks and understand marketing category industry dynamics through agencies capabilities sessions, attendance of industry related workshops, reading publications and discussions with other industry peers in order to bring best practices
Consult stakeholders (internal and external) on how to structure and implement RFQs/RFIs/RFPs to obtain best-in-class supplier capabilities
Lead complex RFQs/RFIs/RFPs
Provide analytical support during the vendor screening and vendor selection process
Develop and drive fact-based negotiation strategies with high profile vendors within assigned categories
Ability to work with various legal and business functions to execute Master Service Agreements and Statements of Work between Abbott and suppliers
Recommend process improvements to streamline for efficiencies
Analyze complex problems and deliver solutions
Communicate issues to leadership while driving for resolution
Utilize technology and tools to effectively perform
Enable supplier evaluation processes and KPIs definition and monitoring
Drive value and lead savings outcomes while collaborating with various functions
Seek, develop and establish business relationships with diverse suppliers. Meet regularly with regional and divisional stakeholders to ensure superior customer satisfaction and continuous improvement against category objectives are met. Develop partnership with core agencies and suppliers in order to help with any negotiations or escalation issues as well as building a foundation of trust such that new strategic initiatives can be proposed.
Provide advice/direction in primary areas of expertise. Communicate and educate stakeholders throughout the Procurement process as necessary.
Highly self-motivated and self-directed
Take ownership and fulfills goals established by the Manager(s) / Senior Director of Category
Drive innovative ways to maintain and improve marketing procurement processes, cycle times, total acquisition costs, and customer service levels
Self-motivated, resourceful, collaborative, drives for results
Personable, competent, and has ability to drive concurrent assignments and strategies to achieve optimal results
Strong analytical, influence and negotiations skills
Ability to manage many external and internal relationships
Demonstrate strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Capable of efficiently and quickly navigate sensitive/political situations
Project management skills with proficient use of excel. Strong ability to learn new systems and tools.
Experience leading complex projects
Minimum Experience/Training Required
4-6 years of Marketing, Consulting, or Procurement experience. Functional experience.
Project management skills.
Excellent people skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Proficient in the use of spreadsheet programs
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
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