At Abbott, we are committed to helping others live their best possible lives through the power of health. For more than 130 years, we have brought new products and technologies to the world – in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals. These products 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.
The EMEA Procurement Manager will manage and provide strategy and direction for Regional purchasing communities, directly manage Category leads within region and provide direction on implementation for Category managers, Regional Project Managers, and cross functional/ divisional purchasing teams to ensure alignment. As well as provide direction to each division's functional organizations including quality, marketing, materials management, support services, production and engineering as it relates to purchasing strategies, this position will interface with stakeholders at a decision-making level.
Leading a small team across EMEA, you will create vision and strategy with a multi-year roadmap to establish the function in EMEA, ensuring regional implementation of best practices and compliance across categories, and alignment of all regional purchasing organisations to ensure sourcing programs take full benefit of Abbott’s best practices, corporate leverage opportunities and spend vertical activities. You will continually look for opportunities for cost reductions, cost avoidance and provision of overall value improvements, whilst measuring and tracking regional performance.
The successful candidate will be Degree qualified, ideally within a Business of Finance speciality, and bring Supply Chain experience. CPM or CIPS is desirable, but not essential. You will bring a breadth of experience across both operational and strategic procurement, and the ability to clearly differentiate between the two. You will be adept at managing change, with experience gained in a large sized organisation, and comfortable managing teams over differing geographies.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter/results focused who successfully works in “virtual” teams and cross-functional working groups. She/he is expected to build effective relationships with colleagues and other functional teams, with excellent interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence and networking skills.
This position is located in Maidenhead in the UK, and will involve travel within the EMEA region (circa 50% of your time). Occasional travel outside the region is also envisioned.
As you’d expect from an innovative global health care company, we offer a competitive range of benefits including excellent salaries, a class-leading defined contribution pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, subsidised canteen and a flexible benefits scheme.