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Vendor Manager

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 18, 2024

Job Details

Individual contributor with responsibility for pro-actively evaluating, negotiating with, measuring, and managing vendors. Providing services and deliverables to a business function with sole responsibility for up to medium scale vendor (single or few countries, value generally less than $10mm annually, single or few TA/FAs utilizing) relationships and transactions with moderate complexity. Leads negotiations and drive transactions to completion on time and on budget. Active manager and primary owner of supplier categories and supplier relationships, including sourcing responsibility.

In this role you’ll be responsible for:

  • Individual contributor with responsibility for pro-actively evaluating, negotiating with, measuring, and managing vendors. Providing services and deliverables to a business function with sole responsibility for up to medium scale vendor (single or few countries, value generally less than $10mm annually, single or few TA/FAs utilizing) relationships and transactions with moderate complexity. Leads negotiations and drive transactions to completion on time and on budget. Active manager and primary
  •  Additional responsibility for negotiation and execution of one-off agreements (and statements of work) in assigned categories as requested by management. For Vendor Managers that support clinical trial related services, partners with Outsourcing Project Managers in a support and consulting capacity in relation to PM managed one-off agreements.
  • Drives transactions to successful completion, and accountable for successfully interacting with vendor through relationship lifecycle.
  • Responsible for providing initial document drafting and originating redlines to Legal following return of documents from counterparties.
  • Reviews and analyzes KPIs/metrics, holding vendors accountable to established performance criteria for vendor activities. Drives the investigation of vendor performance issues and develops solutions to ensure overall performance and compliance. Communicates findings and recommendations to larger organization.
  • Assists in establishing and is responsible for maintaining consistent practices and policies related to vendor activities to ensure compliance with Corporate Purchasing, Finance, OEC and other applicable policies.
  • Across supported service categories, responsible for pro-actively collaborating with TAs/FAs and related TLC POCs and Outsourcing Project Managers. Leverages these efforts to strategically build a preferred supplier network in such categories.
  • Provides effective communication to both internal and external partners. Address business issues for key services providers in conjunction with TLC POCs and Outsourcing Project Managers and related departments
  • Implements the comprehensive plan for savings goals across all contracting functions.
  • Liaise with Corporate Purchasing, TAs/FAs and fellow delegated purchasing functions to ensure the business functions’ needs are met

Tools and skills you will use in this role:

  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Excel
  • SAP SRM
  • Knowledge Notebooks.

Experiences that make you a strong candidate for this role:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5-8 years combined experience in legal, strategy or financial analysis required. Prefer Pharmaceutical, Licensing, CRO or Legal experience.
  • Understanding of outsourcing processes, corporate purchasing standards, legal, OEC, and finance policies and procedures. Knowledge of AbbVie organization, pipeline, processes, and culture beneficial
  • Ability to successfully operate in a global environment without direct reporting responsibility/authority. Emerging leadership skills with a very broad business orientation. Responsible to teams but with no direct reporting responsibility/authority for those functional areas
  • Proven project management skills. Developing skills in managing broad scope projects involving cross-functional teamwork.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically. Position requires strong analytical skills to understand scientific and financial data, recognize key issues and establish priorities.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills. Excellent communication skills both (written and verbal). Experience in preparing/presenting key information to management.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective internal and external partnerships. Relationship management and influencing skills required. High degree of customer focus.
  • Requires problem solving abilities at both strategic and operational levels. To identify and resolve issues related to a contract, or management of the supplier to the contract or management of performance issues. This involves both internal cross-functional problem solving as well as issue resolution between functional areas and external suppliers.

Beneficial

  • Work experience in the technology industry
  • SAP SRM experience preferred.
  • Advanced degree is preferred

If you believe you’re a great fit for this job but don’t have all of the experiences listed above, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Why Business Technology Solutions

For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in people’s lives, shape the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: we’re ready for you.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


Company

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, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

Company info
Website
Phone
1-800-255-5162
Location
1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago
Illinois
60064
US

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