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Manager, Procurement, Supply Base

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Allentown, PA posted October 13, 2021.

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott is hiring a Manager, Procurement, Supply Base.

The incumbent will be responsible for managing relationships with production suppliers worldwide.

Areas of responsibility include: supplier selection and evaluation, cost negotiation, contract development, capacity planning, project management, process development, management of cost and quality improvement plans, evaluation and improvement of quality systems and processes, and development of business plans for each supplier.

Develop a comprehensive sourcing and negotiation strategy to ensure successful delivery of the appropriate worldwide supply chain solution for the corporation and work with Corporate Purchasing where appropriate to look for synergy and additional leverage.

The role may involve managing and leading other Supply Base Managers and Associates.

WHAT YOU’LL DO Selection, evaluation, and qualification of suppliers Manage strategic sourcing programs globally Lead business reviews and perform business assessments Manage supplier new product development activities and ensure early supplier involvement Negotiates pricing and contracts with Legal or Global Sourcing Director Identifies and develops strategies for attaining annual cost targets worldwide Drive supplier manufacturing and quality process development and continuous improvement activities at the supplier Develop long range plans for suppliers to support Abbott LRP Supply base risk and contingency planning Analysis of supplier’s core competencies
• Analysis of worldwide supplier support and manage synergy activities with other sites EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING Required Bachelor’s Degree Minimum 7 years of Supplier Management experience, preferably in a medical device manufacturing environment.

Firm knowledge of QSR/ISO Quality System Requirements.

Demonstrated negotiating techniques.

Trained and experienced in assessing supplier capabilities.

Leadership, project management, and strong analytical skills.

Creative Thinking Proficient with use of various software applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.

WHAT WE OFFER At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career.

We offer: Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs Paid time off 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future.

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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