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Purchasing Specialist

Company: ALERE
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Purchasing Specialist ["NA-USA-Florida-Orlando"] Position Title: Purchasing SpecialistLocation: Orlando, FL DO WORK THAT MATTERS At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create 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 a Purchasing Specialist within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Global Business Services in Orlando, FL. In this role, you will be responsible for carrying out the daily purchasing processes for Alere North America, LLC, ensuring the timely and efficient procurement of company materials and services. The purchasing team is key to ensuring continued supply of our products, relationship management with our vendors and that all processes and objectives are implemented efficiently and timely and support the overall GBS vision. 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 * Obtain a thorough understanding of the organization s supply planning process (Customer Management, Demand Planning, Supplier Management, Production and Distribution) to support process improvements, promote customer satisfaction and comply with applicable Quality and Regulatory requirements * Perform the daily purchasing processes for stocked items (with an MRP evaluation as needed), non-stocked items, capital equipment and services * Review and maintain purchasing contingencies to ensure continued supply of product * Ensure contractual obligations are implemented, maintained and compliant * Participate in daily team meetings to address open tasks, issues and projects and ensure actions are being taken to ensure KPIs are met * Establish and maintain strong relationships and work effectively with internal and external customers * Collaborate with European counterparts on process standardization, best practices and continuous improvement * Contribute to the Customer Experience ensuring delivery of acceptable quality goods and services on-time * Resolve disputes or complaints between requestors, purchasing, receiving, and vendors * Represent Purchasing in all product launch initiatives * Record and manage actions in relation to supplier incidents * Participate in quarterly supplier reviews and ensure corrective actions are implemented * Comply with applicable antitrust and other purchasing-related laws and regulations including Federal Acquisition Regulations for government contracts. * Communicate the importance of the Quality System to all employees and report on its effectiveness * Execute applicable Quality System processes * Other duties as assigned BASIC QUALIFICATIONS * Bachelor s Degree or 3-5 years relevant experience in a purchasing organization required * Must have experience working with SAP or other ERP/MRP system * Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-changing environment * Must have strong business analytic skills * Must have a desire for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction and support service delivery * Must be a team player with high initiative and energy with the ability to work cross-functionally and drive process and projects * Must be proficient in MS Office Suite PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS * Experience with Lean, Six Sigma or Business Management concepts preferred * Certification from APICS or equivalent preferred About Abbott At 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 *********************. Procurement Full-time

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