Sr. Buyer
Abbott - Columbus, OH

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
In addition to the primary function/goals/objectives, the incumbent is also responsible for the following:
. Act as the central point of contact both internally and externally for AN device purchase related activities.
. Provide purchasing leadership and input for all device projects and drive the sourcing process, including the preparation of Request for Proposals, compliance with Corporate and Division policies, and conducting the bid analysis and business award.
. Provide stewardship oversight and guidance in the financial control of all purchase order issuance, proper bidding procedures, sole source documentation, and change orders.
. Maintain a good working relationship with suppliers to resolve problems such as late delivery, replacement of damaged goods and invoice issues, etc.
. Approve and release purchase orders timely to meet project schedule.
. Interface with Accounts Payable functions on invoicing disputes, resolving any invoice/purchase order discrepancy issues, and coordinate three-way matching for invoice payments.
. Provide tracking and timely reporting of sourcing activities and schedules
. Provide evaluation and feedback regarding supplier performance

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree is required, with preference in engineering, business, supply chain management, operations. Additional activity with and certification by Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and The Association for Operations Management (APICS) is preferred but not required. Must possess strong computer skills with practical experience using MS Office products and prefer to have web based e-commerce application experience. Must have the ability to represent the Division's interests to outside professionals and vendors. Should possess strong interpersonal and dispute resolutions skills to resolve supplier performance issues with vendors. Ability to work under minimal supervision to handle more complex scope and larger numbers of projects, and to ensure that schedules, quality and best pricing are achieved.

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