Mgr, Enterprise Purchasing

Madison, NJ, United States
Nov 09, 2020
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 . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

The Role

The Manager, US Indirect Purchasing will be primarily responsible for implementing the company's US sourcing strategies associated with our indirect categories including Consulting, Meeting/Conference, Contingent Workers, Benefits, Fleet and other Enterprise indirect categories. The role will work closely with cross-functional teams across the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Analyzing categories of spend to determine potential opportunities regarding cost optimization
  • Owning and managing all internal and external relationships that are required to deliver against the US sourcing strategies for these sub-categories or suppliers
  • Maintain relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels, as well as external supplier relationships with key supplier personnel focused on working with AbbVie to build a mutually beneficial supply relationship
  • Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of supply market conditions for the sourcing sub-categories that are being managed, as well as a good working knowledge of the supplier and sub-category offerings
  • Develop, agree and implement a sourcing category strategy for the agreed categories in support of US Sourcing objectives
  • Accountable for achieving targeted results, including cost savings, for the agreed sourcing sub-categories
  • Apply strategic sourcing practices and manage supplier negotiations to ensure that full benefits are realized and sustained
  • Ensure effective transition from current practices to any new model including migration to e- sourcing & eProcurement systems, tools, process and guidelines
  • Develop, manage and measure key supplier relationships
  • Cooperating with Supply Chain and Operations to ensure continuity of Supply
  • Manage projects, its external resources, work plan and progress of work
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder business relationship to build and win internal support for the benefit of the business
  • Ensure that processes and communications channels exist to maximize the effectiveness of the delivery and implementations of any sourcing negotiations or projects
  • Maintain, and present to line management, intelligence and market analyses regarding product and service development opportunities

Additional Job Responsibilities:

• Support multiple professional services sourcing categories and projects

• Effectively project manage all initiatives


Candidate Profile

• Experience in Category Management strategy. Proven track record of supplier evaluation, negotiation and selection

• Experience in contract management and execution

• Experience in supplier development and supplier performance

• Strong skills in spend and performance analysis

• Good understanding of supply market

• Good understanding of best-in-class sourcing management processes and techniques. Knowledge of ePurchasing tools would be an advantage

• Ability to identify business opportunities and make business proposals

• Energetic, committed and dedicated to achieving success

• Able to resolve problems, transition and transform sourcing activities

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

• Personal organization and self-management

• Experience with indirect categories such as Consulting, Meetings/Conferences, Contingent Workers and HR is desirable

• Procurement related degree preferred.

• 5 years minimum relevant management level experience in a procurement related environment

Job Type


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.