Associate Director, Category Management (Indirect)

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Associate Director, Procurement (hybrid, 3 days onsite in Lake County, IL)

Company Description

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

As an Associate Director of Category Management, this role provides guidance to and influences business stakeholders of indirect spend categories with particular emphases on Information Technology. This individual will drive value for spend categories, grow and sustain partnerships with business stakeholders while enabling AbbVie to be a customer of choice for suppliers under the guidance of the team Director.

Responsibilities

  • Maximize category value by employing the following levers: Sourcing & Price Management, Demand Management, Transformational Sourcing, Specification Harmonization, & Process Optimization
  • Member of team that develops and guides category long range plan including strategy development, implementation, & modification
  • Provide leadership and strategic vision for AbbVie to optimize company value through selection of quality suppliers, fact-based negotiations, and performance-based contracting to protect the company’s interests in partnership with Director
  • Drive Supplier Diversity and Sustainability targets
  • Impact continuous improvement of Procurement processes and systems in alignment with Functional and Enterprise leadership
  • Build Global Supplier Relationship Management with top suppliers
  • Develop relationships with regional suppliers to anticipate and proactively address critical issues
  • Guide geographic stakeholder alignment within Europe, Asia, Latin America on spend management, savings opportunities and strategic supplier sourcing needs
  • Drive business unit stakeholder alignment with AbbVie / Allergan Aesthetics and therapeutic commercial organizations as well as affiliate indirect needs
  • Ensure that the functions, countries, and business units understand and comply with the appropriate corporate policies and processes as they related to procurement transactions
  • Coordinate internally with Procurement leadership on process, technology, organizational alignment, and strategic procurement imperatives
  • Influence international category and procurement managers inclusively and equitably, always engaging in a manner consistent with AbbVie target behaviors.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 8-10 years Procurement Leadership experience with increasing global responsibility and experience in a large matrixed company environment
  • 5+ years experience in IT category management (Software, Hardware, Infrastructure, Professional Services)
  • 5+ years experience leading teams in multiple countries with a focus on building diverse, high performing teams
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams in a complex, global organization
  • Experience with IT outsourcing highly preferred
  • Strong leadership and effective business partnering capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority
  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated success developing and executing on a multi-year strategy
  • Robust project and change management skills
  • Track record for thriving within a time of transformation within a high-paced environment
  • Ability and desire to grow into Director level
  • Ability to work onsite in Lake County IL 3 days per week

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

Job Details

Posted By

Nicholas Fratto

Location

North Chicago, IL

Company Name

AbbVie

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