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The Purchasing Specialist works within the Purchasing & Supplier Management (PSM), which provides sourcing direction to multiple functional areas within the company. The role supports the Purchasing Manager and is responsible for implementing, optimizing and ensuring the delivery of approved category strategies at the site in concert with the Corporation’s overall strategies. The position’s objective is to coordinate support AbbVie’s site spends and local suppliers to obtain the maximum value for the money spent measured through the delivery of cost savings.


Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the Purchasing Manager in AbbVie to optimize related areas of spend for procurement activities 
  • Implement short term and long term cost reduction strategies established by management 
  • Works 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 
  • Recommend 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 
  • 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)
  • Bachelor’s degree and with minimum of 1 year equivalent work experience in purchasing
  • Strong knowledge in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.   
  • Strong experience with writing RFX’s
  • Solid experience conducting vendor negotiations
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all team members, stakeholders, management, and suppliers 
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload across multiple projects 
  • Ability to develop and grow relationships with stakeholders 
  • Ability to comprehend procurement processes as well as basic knowledge of indirect products and services used globally 
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction
  • Fresh graduate is welcome to apply

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