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AbbVie Purchasing Specialist in North Chicago, Illinois

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 www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter (https://twitter.com/abbvie) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AbbVieGlobal) , Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/abbvie/?hl=en) , YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/AbbVie) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/abbvie) .

Qualified individuals will be able to work in one of the following AbbVie office locations: Madison NJ, Lake County IL, South San Francisco CA or Irvine CA.

  • Work with the Purchasing Manager to optimize related areas of spend for procurement activities and/or the sourcing process

  • Implement short term and long term cost reduction strategies established by management and work with high ethical standard, in compliance with the law and the AbbVie policies and procedures

  • Develop supplier base to expand business, improve financials, reduce in-house / total costs, improve quality (customer satisfaction), customer relations, and on-time deliveries

  • Identify potential vendors and implement strategy: RFP / RFI / RFQ / Pricing Auction. Responsible for running local tenders, aligned with direction from Purchasing Manager and respective Category Manager

  • Develop and write all sourcing event documents, using existing templates and ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations

  • Improve supplier service levels by integrating agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Secures financial / saving reports

  • Perform and collect due diligence information required for evaluating and approving new suppliers, in line with the Preferred Supplier Networks

  • Data analysis and administrative support for purchasing projects and supplier management (supplier metrics and research, master data, market basket analysis, pricing analysis, monthly/quarterly reporting of KPI’s, savings reporting)

  • May partner with legal to draft contracts while keeping close contact with respective suppliers to ensure timely completion and execution of agreements. Must leverage data from multiple sources and systems to support the negotiation process

  • Work in partnership with sourcing colleagues to negotiate or renegotiate deals and contracts with supplier to include pricing and delivery schedules, while ensuring supplier risk management and compliance guidelines and protocols are followed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years equivalent work experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of procurement/negotiations experience in purchasing preferably but not limited to Pharmaceutical.

  • Required:Strong knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.Strong experience with writing RFX’s.Solid experience conducting vendor negotiations.

  • Ability to lead communication strategy to all team members, stakeholders, management, and suppliers

  • Knowledge /exposure in Market Research, Data Purchases, and/or procurement operations preferred

Significant Work Activities

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

Travel

Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Type

Experienced

Schedule

Full-time

Job Level Code

IC

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.

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