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Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Plano, TX posted April 8, 2021.

nnAbbott 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.nn nnOur Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott.

This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders.

Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the #1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA.

These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum.

Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.nn nnOur location in Plano, TX currently has an opportunity for a MANAGER, STRATEGIC SOURCING.

The Manager is responsible for the purchasing and supply management activities for all categories and sub categories.

They will work closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans.

They will nurture stakeholder relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations.

The manager will drive reduced total cost of ownership by optimizing tier 2 and tier 3 supply chains and leverage extensive market and supplier knowledge.

They will proactively identify areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies.

They will provide insight to the business unit on how to best develop and leverage supplier capabilities for the organization(s).nn nn WHAT YOU’LL DO nn nnDevelop business unit sourcing strategy and translate strategy to programs and projects.nn nnInfluence and partner with business leaders (Sr.

Manager, Director, DVP) to manage and evolve strategy based on market dynamics.nn nnDrive Total Cost of Ownership reductions through analytics.

Clearly define supplier taxonomy and manage accordingly.nn nnCoordinate across functions and business units to share best practices and adherence to corporate guidelines.nn nnAdvise business unit(s) about similar strategies employed by other healthcare companies.

Lead initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cross cultures.nn nnClosely collaborate with adjacent business departments to ensure adequate and timely delivery of agreed services, in line with agreed service levels.nn nnEnsure contract terms are aligned with our business requirements.nn nnBuild and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers.

Manage ongoing Supplier relationships.nn nnFoster a collaborative environment among stakeholders.

Build and maintain strong relationships across various functions.nn nnEnsure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and excellent customer service.nn nnMonitor market dynamics for category across regions.

Continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance.nn nnResponsible for people leadership.

Recruit, mentor, train and develop talent.

Responsible for overall morale of team and promotes cohesive attitude.nn nn EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING nn nn Required nn nnBachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.nn nn3-5 years of deep Category/Commodity Management experience.nn nn3-5 years of Contract experiencenn nnGood organizational skills, including program/project management governance.nn nnStrong communication skills (written and verbal) Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills.nn nnExperience with Supplier management.

Ability to develop actionable implementation plans.nn nnRelevant business process knowledge, as related to Procurement and Category Management.

Extensive knowledge of category technologies and products.nn nnStrong influence and negotiating skills.nn nnExperience leading teams
– both with direct staff and indirect project teams.nn nn Preferred nn nnMedical Devices Industry Experiencenn nnCertified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or similar certification desirablenn nnProject Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable  nn nn WHAT WE OFFER nn nnAt Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career.

We offer:nn nnA fast-paced work environment where your safety is our prioritynn nnProduction areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controllednn nn Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistancenn nn Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plansnn nn Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programsnn nn Paid time off nn nn 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company matchnn nn The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communitiesnn nnLearn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: nn nnFollow 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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