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Our location in Scottsdale, AZ currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Buyer.
MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE
Working without appreciable direction, leads management of inventory and purchasing of raw materials, sub-assemblies, products and services in conformance with approved purchase orders at the lowest cost consistent with considerations for quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. Provides support for all basic aspects of purchasing including but not limited to vendor analysis, cost reductions, utilization of the purchasing system,safety stock management, expedition of orders and vendor relations.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Plans and schedules deliveries to optimize inventories in support of holding level strategies and business demands by working with forecasting data/teams, planning teams, commodity teams and shipping/receiving teams.
Strong understanding of current MRP/ERP, purchasing, planning, inventory management and production principles. Manages material requirements planning parameters and safety stock for operational components within SAP system.
Creates and maintains mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster supply continuity, process understanding, continuous improvement, and transparency. Negotiate externally with suppliers on due dates and volume expectations
Performs as purchasing subject matter expert for internal and external customers due to extensive knowledge of purchasing and product line operations. Will analyze, plan, and execute to planning scenarios.
Monitors supplier performance, communicates and takes action to maintain high levels of supplier performance.
Generates highly complex reports and performs data analysis to proactively plan or resolve issues.
Partners with SQE and suppliers to improve quality.
Provides coaching and mentoring to junior members of the purchasing team to foster talent development.
Influence and partner with peer groups to manage and align initiatives. Confronts and resolves issues/opportunities in a constructive and timely manner.
Lead special projects as requested to reduce cost, increase efficiency, etc.
May processes some or all of the following: rejected components/corrective action, returns, debit memos, etc.
Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
Supports contract negotiations which are not managed by the commodity management teams, within established limitations and scope of authority to obtain the most favorable business partnerships, including but not limited to quality, availability and cost.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelors Degree (± 16 years) Business, Supply Chain or related ORan equivalent combination of education and work experience
Minimum 5 years progressively responsible experience in purchasing/commodity management.
Minimum 3 years working in a highly regulated environment preferred.Working with purchasing/commodity mgt. software.
Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred. Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment. Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment. Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects. Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization. Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner. Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.