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Associate Procurement Specialist

Company: ALERE
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Job Description:

Associate Procurement Specialist ["NA-USA-California-Santa Rosa"] Position Title: Associate Procurement Specialist Location: Santa Rosa, CA DO WORK THAT MATTERS At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals. We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Procurement Specialist within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Santa Rosa, CA. In this role, you will be tasked with responsibility for the successful execution of purchasing duties supporting the site, ensuring the timely and efficient procurement of materials and services. Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions. RESPONSIBILITIES * Executes the direct and indirect purchasing of materials, supplies and services with daily duties including PO creation and management, master data management, executing orders with vendors and invoice reconciliation with accounts payable. * Ensures the uninterrupted flow of production activities by conducting cycle counts and obtaining/ensuring delivery of acceptable quality goods and services at the right time and at the maximum end-use value per dollar spent. * Resolves complaints and disputes between requestors, purchasing, receiving, vendors, and any other applicable stakeholders. * Leads process efficiency, working capital improvement, and/or savings projects with site-level material impact. * Represents procurement in new product introductions, creating cut-in/out plans, coordinating with suppliers, and managing the overall process * Participates in data tracking, analysis, recommendation/business case development, and reporting to include scorecards, inventory management, market & supplier assessments, quote package development & analyses * Reviews and provides recommendations on contracts, negotiations, redlines, etc. with internal and external stakeholders * Develops business relationships with suppliers to preserve the company s good business reputation while still obtaining competitive prices * Maintains good relationship with internal and external customers by ensuring professional behavior consistent with Abbott s policies and practices. Must work effectively with the end-users of products and services by processing their requirements in a timely manner and ensuring that the goods and/or services will support their needs. * Complies with applicable antitrust and other purchasing-related laws and regulations including Federal Acquisition Regulations for government contracts. * Complies with applicable corporate policies & procedures and FDA/ISO regulations pertaining to the purchasing function. * Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Abbott Quality Management per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS * Bachelor s degree (BS) in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Finance, or Engineering and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. * 1-2 years experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or Inventory Management. * Core procurement skills including spend analysis, negotiations, supplier relationship management, and supply chain risk identification/mitigation. * Understanding of inventory management and supply chain practices. * Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS * Certification from ISM or APICS a plus. * Experience with Lean and/or Six Sigma manufacturing concepts a plus * Experience with MRP software; experience with Great Plains and/or eProcurement a plus COMPETENCIES * Customer Focus * Team Player * Results Driven About AbbottAt Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please send an email to . Full-time

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