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Purchasing Specialist

Company: Alere Inc
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Position Title: Purchasing Specialist Location: Orlando, FL DO WORK THAT MATTERS At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the 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. Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott's Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies. Point-of-care diagnostics is a growing and dynamic industry helping to improve clinical and economic outcomes globally. Abbott brings a variety of expert viewpoints on new innovations, insights, and impacts that are shaping the future of diagnostics around the world. Abbott Rapid Dx North America, LLC's Orlando site is part of Global Business Services (GBS) within the Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Division. GBS has a global accountability to deliver an exceptional customer experience and create business value through compliance, standardization and data analytics. The GBS group fosters a collaborative, team focused and winning environment where employees are accountable and encouraged to develop themselves. Summary The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for carrying out the daily purchasing processes for Abbott Rapid Dx 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. 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 Preferred Qualifications - Certification from APICS or equivalent preferred - 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 be a team player with high initiative and energy with the ability to work cross-functionally and drive process and projects Basic Qualifications - Must have a desire for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction and support service delivery - Must have strong business analytic skills - Must be proficient in MS Office Suite - Bachelor's Degree or 3-5 years relevant experience in a purchasing organization required - Experience with Lean, Six Sigma or Business Management concepts preferred COMPETENCIES - Functional / Technical skills - Communicates Effectively - Time Management - Agile Learner - Results Driven 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 accommodation, please send an email to Primary Location NA-USA-Florida-Orlando Job Procurement Organization Operations/COS Schedule Full-time

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