Senior Manager Category Procurement
Abbott AG
Basel, Switzerland
vor 43 Tg.


Abbott Established Pharmaceutical Division is looking for an

Senior Manager Category Procurement

at the global EPD Headquarter in Basel - Allschwil.

In this position you are responsible for the purchasing and supply management activities for all categories and sub categories.

You work closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans.

Main Responsibilities

  • Define and champion category procurement strategy for Abbott- align with overall strategy and be an enabler
  • Drive Total Cost of Ownership reductions for category. Clearly define category taxonomy and manage baseline

    Ability to assess the overall needs of select business units and to negotiate an accepted portfolio meeting the most strategic needs of the category.

    Measure and track internal performance for Abbott users.

    Advise business unit(s) about similar strategies employed by other healthcare companies.

    Lead initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cross cultures.

    Influence and partner with business leaders (Director, Sr. Director level) to manage and align the category.

    Partner and collaborate with key Corporate Procurement staff of other Abbott divisions in order to support cross divisional business initiatives, and explore Procurement synergies and efficiencies.

    Build and maintain strategic relationships with key category vendors as well as counterparts at other Healthcare / Consumer companies.

    Manage ongoing Supplier relationships.

    Own and implement agreed purchasing strategies for category

    Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and good customer service

    Monitor market dynamics for category across regions

    Continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance.

    Manage category projects across business unit, and division wide when and where applicable. Participate in business projects based on category expertise.

    Lead project teams responsible for selection of category strategy.

    Address people issues in a constructive and timely manner. Responsible for overall morale of team and promotes cohesive attitude.

    Responsible for overall organizational effectiveness.

    Your profile

    BA or equivalent experience required; MBA preferred

  • Successful, 7+ year track record within procurement and supply chain management
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable
  • 7-10 years of Procurement and / or deep Category experience

    Good organizational skills, including program / project management governance

    Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills

    International experience within Supplier management

    Ability to develop actionable implementation plans with relevant business process knowledge, as related to Procurement and Category Management.

    Extensive knowledge of Pharma category technologies and products.

    Strong influencing and negotiating skills

    Experience leading teams - both with direct staff and indirect project teams.

    Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application as pdf .

    JOB FAMILY : Category Management


    LOCATION : Switzerland >


    WORK SHIFT : Standard

    TRAVEL : Yes, 20 % of the Time


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