Purchasing Sourcing Specialist

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Apr 13, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Purchasing Sourcing Specialists work with our Category Managers and support the sourcing process of AbbVie to drive more value and be more efficient. They do this through building relationships.
  • Build and maintain supplier relationships to ensure continual improvement in the sourcing process.
  • Work in partnership with sourcing colleagues to negotiate or renegotiate deals and contracts with suppliers to include pricing and delivery schedules.
  • Partner with Legal to draft contracts while keeping close contact with respective supplier to ensure timely completion and execution of agreements
  • Leverage data from multiple sources and systems to support the negotiation process
  • Partner with internal purchasing colleagues to ensure supplier risk management and compliance guidelines and protocols are followed
  • May support key projects as needed aligned to the sourcing or other areas within the purchasing function.

Qualifications: Basic:
  • Bachelor's Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degrees. CPM certification desired.
  • Total combined minimum years of experience required: 4+.
  • Must possess the appropriate level of skills necessary to effectively interface with all levels of employees and suppliers.
  • Computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations).
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess the potential to advance to higher purchasing positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled