Manager, Procurement, Marketing | Abbott


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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries. We are seeking a Marketing (Creative, Media, Digital and PR) Category Lead to join our Procurement team. The Procurement Marketing Manager is responsible for leading and executing the purchasing supply management activities for all categories and sub categories. Works closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. Nurtures stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner; helping to identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations. Drives reduced total cost of ownership by optimizing Tier 2 and Tier 3 supply chains. Leverages extensive market and supplier knowledge to drive lower TCO. Represents Abbott strategically in the industry and community. Is recognized as a thought leader within strategic discipline. Significantly influences functional strategy. Leads initiatives. Proactively identifies areas of opportunity for new business opportunities; process improvement; and cost efficiencies. Provides insight to the business unit on how to best develop and leverage Supplier capabilities for the organization(s). Considered an SME across categories. Strong understanding of “One Procurement” category strategies. Works on projects that impact the “One Procurement” team. WHAT YOU’LL DO Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. Develops plans and delivers results in fast changing businesses environments. Develops and implements procurement plans and strategies to support business needs. Leads projects/initiatives that have significant impact upon global business. Anticipates internal/external business challenges and drives change. Leads project teams to achieve milestones and objectives. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify solutions. Manage PO approvals – up to $2,000,000. Educates on existing solutions and enables performance and technical tools development. Develops supplier KPI’s and management. Drives value and savings for categories. Collaborates with matrix functional organizations. Leverages professional expertise and relationships to contribute to strategy and drive business results. Leads the development of functional strategy. Leads change and innovation. Stimulates creativity and innovation in others. Promotes a Global Perspective. Defines category procurement strategy for Abbott. Aligns with overall strategy. Drives Total Cost of Ownership reductions for category. Understands the overall needs of multiple business units. Measures and tracks internal performance for Abbott users. Advises business unit(s) about similar strategies employed by other healthcare companies. Manages initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and across cultures. Partner with business leaders (Manager; Director) to manage and align the category. Closely collaborate with adjacent business departments; and external partners to ensure adequate and timely delivery of agreed services in line with agreed service levels. Partner and collaborate with key One Procurement staff of other Abbott divisions in order to support cross divisional business initiatives and explore Procurement synergies and efficiencies. Build and maintain strategic relationships with key category vendors as well as counterparts at other Healthcare/Consumer companies. Maintains strong relationships across various functions; demonstrates the value-add of leveraging and builds enthusiasm and support for adoption. Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved while ensuring quality and good customer service. Continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance and to provide overall value. Manages category projects across business unit and division wide when and where applicable. Participates in business projects based on category expertise. Leads project teams responsible for selection of category strategy. Responsible for people leadership. Recruits; mentors; trains and develops talent. POSITION ACCOUNTABILITY/SCOPE: Operates with goals set by the DVP/Senior Director of Category. Has direct impact on budgets; expenses and major project completion. Key Organizational Relationships: Corporate head of Procurement; Manufacturing Head of Divisions; Functional Heads such as head of IT; head of Legal; Division Purchasing leadership; Division commercial and operations stakeholders; Core and Lead Agents. Manages virtual team and project staff up to 5-10 people. Directly manages all Specialist roles. Financial implications of the Spend ranging up to $ 50-75 Million. Cumulative Category budgets ranging up to $1-2 Million. Spend: $25-50 Million. Suppliers: 250-500. Connection within business: 1-5. Span of control: global. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING Required BA or equivalent experience required: MBA preferred. Successful; 3+ year track record within procurement and supply chain management. 5-8 years of Procurement and /or deep Category experience. Some functional experience. Strong project management skills. Robust people skills that include developing strong relationships and solving problems. Strong use of spreadsheet programs. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Excellent interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills. International experience. Some knowledge of markets by regions. Some experience with Supplier management. Ability to develop actionable implementation plans. Relevant business process knowledge, as related to Procurement and Category Management. Knowledge of category technologies and products. Good negotiating skills. Some experience leading teams Preferred Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM); Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar certification desirable. Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable. 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. Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.