Description - ExternalThe RoleThe Manager, US Commercial Purchasing will be primarily responsible for implementing the company's US sourcing strategies associated with our indirect categories including Consulting, Meeting/Conference, Contingent Workers, Benefits, Fleet and other Enterprise indirect categories. The role will work closely with cross-functional teams across the organization.Key Responsibilities:+ Analyzing categories of spend to determine potential opportunities regarding cost optimization+ Owning and managing all internal and external relationships that are required to deliver against the US sourcing strategies for these sub-categories or suppliers+ Maintain relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels, as well as external supplier relationships with key supplier personnel focused on working with AbbVie to build a mutually beneficial supply relationship+ Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of supply market conditions for the sourcing sub-categories that are being managed, as well as a good working knowledge of the supplier and sub-category offerings+ Develop, agree and implement a sourcing category strategy for the agreed categories in support of US Sourcing objectives+ Accountable for achieving targeted results, including cost savings, for the agreed sourcing sub-categories+ Apply strategic sourcing practices and manage supplier negotiations to ensure that full benefits are realized and sustained+ Ensure effective transition from current practices to any new model including migration to e-sourcing & eProcurement systems, tools, process and guidelines+ Develop, manage and measure key supplier relationships+ Cooperating with Supply Chain and Operations to ensure continuity of Supply+ Manage projects, its external resources, work plan and progress of work+ Develop and maintain stakeholder business relationship to build and win internal support for the benefit of the business+ Ensure that processes and communications channels exist to maximize the effectiveness of the delivery and implementations of any sourcing negotiations or projects+ Maintain, and present to line management, intelligence and market analyses regarding product and service development opportunitiesAdditional Job Responsibilities:Â· Support multiple professional services sourcing categories and projectsÂ· Effectively project manage all initiativesQualificationsQualifications - ExternalCandidate ProfileÂ· Experience in Category Management strategy. Proven track record of supplier evaluation, negotiation and selectionÂ· Experience in contract management and executionÂ· Experience in supplier development and supplier performanceÂ· Strong skills in spend and performance analysisÂ· Good understanding of supply marketÂ· Good understanding of best-in-class sourcing management processes and techniques. Knowledge of ePurchasing tools would be an advantageÂ· Ability to identify business opportunities and make business proposalsÂ· Energetic, committed and dedicated to achieving successÂ· Able to resolve problems, transition and transform sourcing activitiesÂ· Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skillsÂ· Personal organization and self-managementÂ· Experience with indirect categories such as Consulting, Meetings/Conferences, Contingent Workers and HR is desirableÂ· Procurement related degree preferred.Â· 5 years minimum relevant management level experience in a procurement related environmentJob TypeStandardScheduleFull-timeEqual Employment OpportunityAt Allergan, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.