AbbVie

Associate Business Systems Consultant – Procurement Solutions

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, Illinois
Posted
Jun 08, 2022
Ref
2208685
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Consultant

Job Description Information Technology is critical to the enablement of AbbVie’s procurement and the ability to leverage suppliers to provide necessary goods and services that enable AbbVie to make a remarkable impact on patients’ lives. The Busine Analysist is responsible for complex process that bridges the gap between business problems and technology solutions. The ideal candidate will be at the intersection of business and IT, helping senior executives bring life to their strategies and individual contributors execute tactics with clear and measurable business value. This requires alignment across the enterprise with peer functions that engage in design and delivery of solutions within procurement activities. Furthermore, the Busine Analysist is responsible to envision and outline process and technical solutions to business problems within/across procurement domains, including appropriate design tradeoffs, gap and cost/benefit analysis engaging with varied levels and profile of stakeholders over the short and long-term of the long-range plan.

 

Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of Indirect Procurement, Information Technology, and general corporate business operations. Guiding the team members with best practices.

  • Providing in-depth technical / business process advice for Procure-to-Pay (P2P)

  • Working knowledge of Material Master, BOM, MRP, Purchasing, Receiving, Material Movements, Cycle Counting and other areas

  • Experience in gathering business requirement and convert that to functional and technical design/requirement

  • Reviews/validate Invoice received inputs invoices details into ERP, Process wire /EFT Payment, create/Amend new or existing customer data in ERP, manage vendor/supplier queries, perform vendor reconciliations, and help derive reports based on agreed deadlines with the client through technology enablement.

  • Project methodology in capacity of product owner mindset (Agile methodology), communication and problem-solving skills is a MUST.

  • Collaborate and provide inputs to domain architects to define and adopt technology architecture roadmap for digital transformation or strategical application investment initiatives to launch next generation source to pay process at AbbVie using range of technologies including but not limited to Aravo, Sievo, Ariba, SAP S/4, Process efficiency through Automation, digital solutions and other purchasing SaaS solutions.
  • Good understanding of overall CLM process that include but not limited to purchase agreements, MSAs, SOWs, and similar agreements
  • Conducts training. Identify process disconnects and translate them into improvement opportunities with cost savings or avoidance, productivity improvements, or revenue generating business benefits.
  • Ability to build strong internal relationships with key stakeholders across multiple business units.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in identifying potential areas that would benefit from procurement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Purchasing, Supplier Relationship, Vendor Management, external consultants, and other finance and corporate personnel to identify new opportunities for negotiated cost savings and measure business impact.
  • Assist with coordinating activities across delivery teams and business areas to effectively interact with internal stakeholders during assessment initiatives and ongoing projects.
  • Accountable for the accuracy of the fit of the proposed solution to the business needs and the information upon which the business justification and prioritization decisions are made. Also accountable for communicating the business need and drivers to development groups to assure the implementation phase can fulfill the business need.
  • Maintain knowledge of current procurement trends, vendor capabilities and changes within the procurement landscape for traditional and emerging solutions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years’ experience; Master’s Degree with 5 years’ experience; Work experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred.

  • Broad knowledge of SAP (PTP) and Indirect procurement, with strong understanding of the relationship between business processes, data, and applications.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to clearly explain options and alternatives, and rationale for associated recommendations.

  • Flexibility in designing systems - including leveraging new or emerging technologies

  • Additional Information

  • AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: 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.

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time