AbbVie

Senior Specialist, Purchasing

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, United States
Posted
Sep 04, 2020
Ref
2006265
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Work with the Purchasing Manager in AbbVie to optimize related areas of spend for procurement activities
  • Develop and implement short term and long term cost reduction strategies established by management
  • Lead role in developing supplier base to expand business, improve financials, reduce in-house / total costs, improve quality (customer satisfaction), customer relations, and on-time deliveries
  • Identify potential vendors in alignment with respective Category Manager and preferred supplier network (PSN)
  • Full responsibilities for developing strategy: RFP / RFI / RFQ / Pricing Auction. Responsible for running local tenders, aligned with direction from Purchasing Manager and respective Category Manager
  • Identify areas to improve supplier service levels by integrating agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Review with business stakeholders and drive improvements forward
  • Perform and collect due diligence information required for evaluating and approving new suppliers, in line with the Preferred Supplier Networks. Making recommendations to improve / enhance PSN
  • Data analysis for purchasing projects and supplier management (supplier metrics and research, master data, market basket analysis, pricing analysis, monthly/quarterly reporting of KPI's, savings reporting)
  • Develop and write all sourcing event documents. Ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations

Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 2 of 5 years of procurement/negotiations experience in purchasing preferably but not limited to Pharmaceutical experience
  • Experience in purchasing preferred
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience with writing request for proposal/information (RFP/RFI)'s
  • Solid experience conducting vendor negotiations
  • Bachelor's degree or 4 years equivalent work experience
  • Preferred qualifications and Skills• Ability to effectively communicate to all team members, stakeholders, management and suppliers
  • Prioritize and organize workload across multiple projects
  • Develop and grow relationships with stakeholders
  • Comprehend procurement processes as well as basic knowledge of indirect products and services used globally
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction

Significant Work Activities
N/A
Travel
No
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
IC
Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.