Senior Procurement Specialist (Carlsbad)

Abbott in Carlsbad, CA

  • Industry: Healthcare - Allied Health - Medical Technologist (MLS)
  • Type: Full Time
  • $109,580.00 - 179,550.00
position filled
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.


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. The Sr. Specialist has 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 and lead 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.


Support PO conversion - non transactional and decisive negotiations.

Manage PO approvals - up to $1,000,000.

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.

Provides advice/direction in primary areas of expertise.

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

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 (non exempts).

Bachelors Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, Financial or equivalent experience. CPM certification desired4-6 years of or Procurement experience. Functional experience. Project management skills. Excellent people skills, Excellent problem solving skills and Proficient in the use of spreadsheet programs. Strong communication skills (written and verbal).

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional experience including Procurement, Category Management, or Project Management

Finance experience including Financial Benchmarking, Spend Management, Savings Tracking, or Cost Breakdowns

Analytical experience including GAP Analytics, Regression Analytics, Outlier Analytics, Scenario Planning, or Forward Modeling

Supplier Experience including Supplier Selection, Supplier Relationship Management, Capability Matrixes, or Contracting

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint preferred.

Associated topics: ascp, blood collection, medical laboratory science, sample collection, scientist, sterile processing technician, surgical technologist, technician iii, technologist, toxicology

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