Category Manager -Excipients-General Chemicals

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 25, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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  • Conceive, initiate, develop, communicate, and manage category strategies globally, specific focus Excipients and General Chemicals.  Possess and maintains knowledge to develop and manage long range plans.
  • Deliver successful cross-functional projects that yield benefits to the corporation including; savings, re-engineered business processes, sustainable long term agreements and risk mitigation strategies. Sets aspirational targets for the project team; helps the team understand metrics for evaluating performance. Inspires high performance by holding the project team accountable for key results; evaluates milestone achievement and addresses issues through appropriate channels.
  • Skilled approach to negotiations including best-of-breed practice and deal closure. Converts negotiated deals to performance based, legally sound contracts that serve as a guide for on-going supplier management and program sustainability.
  • Communicates with relevant management and stakeholder groups.  Effective oral and written communication skills.  Fosters exchange of ideas and information as well as establishing productive working relationships and teams.
  • Initiates and cultivates open, honest and beneficial relationships with stakeholders, developing an understanding of other’s needs, promotes common goals and follows through on commitments. Provides specific feedback, writes clear executive summaries and persuasive proposals.
  • Resolves conflicts constructively; diverts tensions away from individuals and toward work issues; undertakes root cause analysis, collaborates to find mutually beneficial solutions, proposes action steps and assists in implementation. Maximizes cultural sensitivity to influence positive long-term change with sustainable benefits for the corporation.
  • Analytical abilities: spend data, market data and supplier proposals, in order to yield fact-based decisions that address the requisite needs.
  • Timely execution of projects, including initial project scope development through implementation.
  • Set direction on standards, identifying points of supply, developing, executing, and managing strategic initiatives to improve Purchasing’s overall and ultimate value. Gain senior level authorization for project activities and resource planning.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable AbbVie policies and procedures

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Chemistry/Biology or like degree. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)-desired.
  • 6 years of total combined minimum experience required.
  • Required experiences: Sourcing, Project Management, Conflict Resolution, Negotiator, Supply Chain Management, Planning, Value Engineering, Cost & Financial, Quality Systems, Regulatory Issues, Compliance, Contracting, Commercial and Construction Law, Technical Experience.
  • Strong Communication/Persuasion, Presentation and Interpersonal Skills.
  • Plan, execute and measure successful project implementations. Project management, formulate complex project objectives with actionable tasks.  Manages to key milestone dates that are critical to ensure maximum savings impact on an annual basis.
  • Six Sigma certification – value plus

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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