Abbott Manager, Purchasing in Temecula, California

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Position Summary

Provides support, training, leadership and problem solving to department to ensure a robust implementation of the objectives assigned to the department. The Group Leader provides direction and actively supports subordinates and maximizes results through an efficient use of budgeted resources. Responsible for overseeing the activities related to the procurement of machinery, equipment, tools, packaging, materials, parts, services and other supplies as necessary. Oversees the activities of the Santa Clara logistics operations (receiving and shipping).

Main Responsibilities

Implements a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordinating the selection process with Human Resources.

Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews.

Monitors daily work operations and provides direction and guidance to, experienced exempt employees, or skilled nonexempt staff to achieve unit or project goals.

Interacts with internal and external customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures.

Interprets and executes policies that affect work processes and personnel within the assigned organizational unit.

Contributes to the development of operational policies and procedures that affect personnel within the assigned organizational unit.

Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO regulations etc).

Contributes to the development and monitoring of area budgets through regular analysis of cost and spending.

Translates department goals into individual objectives and KRAs.

Identifies, develops and implements processes to improve department performance.

Monitors departments activities and records to ensure compliance independent action through critical decision making.

Investigates and identifies systems or opportunities to improve department performance and efficiency by applying technology.

Monitors internal and external indicators to understand business conditions and anticipate the impact on the department's performance.

Recognizes importance and inter-dependence of financial information with other systems and departments and ensures the accuracy of information produced by the department.

Professionally represents the department in interactions with customers, auditors and professional societies.


(Influence/Leadership) Promotes the attainment of group goals by selecting, motivating, and training capable staff.

Provides leadership to assigned units by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving group objectives.

(Planning/Organization) Schedules human and material resources within a group or section in conjunction with near-term plans to ensure their availability; carries out operations within an established budget.

(Decision Making/Impact) Assignments are expressed in the form of tasks and objectives; generally makes day-to-day decisions within established guidelines regarding work processes or schedules in order to achieve the program objectives established by senior management; consequences of erroneous decisions would normally result in serious delays to assigned projects or operations with substantial expenditure of time, human resources, and funds, without jeopardizing future business activity.


Bachelor degree and a minimum of 8 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. A good understanding of specified functional area.

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Monitors progress of exempt individuals, teams, supervisors or nonexempt technical individuals toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and of human and material resources within a department or unit; monitors external environment in area of technical or professional responsibility. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

(Cognitive Skills) Develops and/or identifies new work processes and the improved utilization of human and material resources within the assigned area or related departments; facilitates others involvement in the continuous improvement program; investigates and solves problems that impact work processes and personnel within the assigned unit.

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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