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Senior Specialist, Procurement

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 27, 2024

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Administration, Clinical, Clinical Medicine
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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The Procurement Manager (Senior Specialist) is responsible for executing source-to-contract procurement processes in alignment with business goals and industry best practices, ensuring compliance with procurement policies, and contributing to supplier diversity and sustainability. This role plays an essential part in executing supplier management activities, implementing continuous improvement projects, and driving day-to-day supplier excellence. Develop and write all sourcing event documents. Ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations Works with high ethical standard, in compliance with the law and the AbbVie policies and procedures. 

·    Assist with source to contract procurement processes in line with business goals and industry best practices, ensuring alignment with defined category strategic vision.

·    Maintain compliance with procurement policy and team activities to business requirements of supplier diversity and sustainability, executing tactical processes to create value.

·    Execute supplier management activities in alignment to category SRM strategy, fostering a collaborative and innovative approach to supplier interactions, including negotiations and workshops.

·    Adhere to risk mitigation plans developed in collaboration with Category Managers, providing tactical input on supplier performance and relaying the identification of procurement risks to safeguard the organization’s interest and maintain operational resilience.

·    Maintain excellence in all contract execution activities including source to contract and requisition to pay, implementing strategies to identify inefficiencies in process design and execution.

·    Execute continuous improvement projects initiated by the PSC team, embracing and furthering a spirit of adaptability and innovation in procurement operations.

·    Oversee Specialists’ execution of procurement activities and provide feedback while developing own capabilities and accumulates category expertise in accordance with individual learning path.


·       Specific and tactical expertise in enabling implementation of procurement processes, including source-to-contract planning and cost assessment, ensuring strategic and informed procurement decisions.

·       Ample experience in the respective category area, with familiarity tailoring processes to meet category needs.

·       Ability to enable the bidding and negotiation processes, with adept ability to implement complex long-term projects with a focus on creating effective supplier relationships.

·       Capacity and experience assisting with collaborative supplier relationships, aligning procurement activities with business needs.

·       Innovative problem-solving skills combined with a solution-oriented mindset, enabling creative approaches and clear communication at all organizational levels.

·       Cross-functional collaboration abilities and teamwork skills, effectively navigating diverse team dynamics.

·       Strong soft skills and emotional intelligence, facilitating empathetic interactions, effective communication, and robust relationship-building.

·       Impactful executive functioning abilities and autonomous work ethic, maintaining efficient performance in challenging situations and building consensus in decision-making.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Mgmt or related field.

·       Minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement, supply chain or related business or operations function.

·       Previous experience in procurement activities including source to contract, requisition to pay, and negotiation.

·       Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Power Platform)

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.


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, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago

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