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Procurement Team Lead

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Westford, MA posted June 8, 2021.

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.

About Abbott

For years, Abbott’s medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive.

Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier.

Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine ?ngersticks.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease.

Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents

Our location in Westford, MA currently has an opportunity for a Procurement Team Lead.


Responsible for the planning, procurement, on time delivery, and inventory level of assigned commodities and spend categories including material, supplies, equipment and services.

This position will report to Senior Supply Chain Manager and will lead all Purchasing activities for the manufacturing site under minimal direction.

Manage a team of buyers procuring direct and indirect materials for the Westford manufacturing site Create and execute supplier sourcing strategies collaborating with supplier quality, engineering, corporate procurement and planning teams Manage supplier base to meet site procurement goals of on-time deliveries, inventory to target, purchase price variance and days payable outstanding.

Negotiate supply agreements with strategic suppliers in conjunction with corporate procurement Resolve supplier issues including expediting deliveries, working with supplier management teams and cross functional teams within Abbott to avoid any stockout Implement tools to analyze demand, safety stocks, supply and inventory Set safety stock strategies considering demand/supply variation, EOQ as inputs Lead monthly site procurement review and participate in monthly business reviews for the site Responsible for ensuring all purchases are properly authorized Perform Purchasing review and approval of engineering changes Drive supplier related cost reduction initiatives Promote and maintain positive working relationship among staff and suppliers Responsible for maintaining inventory investment and product availability within specified range for assigned commodities.

Responsible for purchased product from the time a purchase order is issued until the product is received into stock, and available for use.

Responsible for maintaining PPV at or below 0.


Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

Responsible for managing a team of buyers and creating a positive work culture in alignment with Abbott values

Bachelors Degree Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or another related field.  Masters preferred.

Minimum 8-10 years of Purchasing/Planning experience, preferably in a medical device manufacturing environment.     Knowledge of the principles, methods and procedures employed in the acquisition of material, supplies, finished goods, equipment and services.

Knowledge of order management principles, methods and procedures.

Direct supplier relationship experience.

Knowledge of Material Requirements Planning, Master Production Scheduling, and Production Scheduling processes and systems.

Knowledge of inventory planning, control and analysis processes and techniques.

Well developed written, oral and interpersonal skills.

Proficient with use of various software applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, etc

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career.

We offer:
A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority 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
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

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.

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