TPM Procurement Manager

at Abbott in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

+ Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

+ Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

+ An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

+ Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( education benefit – an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

+ A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

+ A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

We have an immediate opening for a TPM Procurement Manager in our Building J 55, Lake Forest, IL location. A key part of the role will be managing the TPM relationship and leading or attending the majority of calls between Abbott and the TPMs. This role will be the key relationship manager between CMI and the TPMs. This role will partner with Engineering and Quality to solve various technical, or quality challenges related to the TPM.

What You’ll Work On

+ This role will enhance the CMI division’s third-party manufacturing (TPM) capabilities.

+ This is a new role in CMI that will focus on all procurement related activities for CMI’s critical OUS TPMs including instrument manufacturers and a plastics supplier.

+ This role will focus on ensuring supply from these suppliers (monitoring production, escalating risks, etc.), managing the TPM spend and budget, and helping drive cost reduction and other improvement projects.

+ Schedule flexibility will be important as the TPMs in-scope for this role are located from Sweden and the UK to China and Malaysia. Estimated travel will be around 20%.

+ Develops and prioritizes TPM department goals and objectives, measures performance, and implements corrective actions when necessary.

+ Ensures governance model is established and followed to identify clear roles and responsibilities and develop strategies to address TPM performance issues.

+ Responsible for evaluation and identification of technical manufacturing capabilities of current and future TPMs.

+ Coordinates TPM related programs such as product transfers, continuous improvement initiatives, material changes, validation of new manufacturing process, etc., providing oversight and guidance to Supply Chain, Quality, and Regulatory functions.

+ Develops objectives and implements actions to reduce the total acquisition costs (product / component cost) and initiates/facilitates/coordinates new and current product/component designs and design changes to achieve improved quality and cost.

+ Coordinates internal and external resources to address issues and ensure supply.



+ Bachelor’s Degree (± 16 years)

+ 10 years of work experience in similar area

+ Strong leadership and supplier relationship management

+ Contract negotiation and management.

+ Engineering changes and root cause analysis

+ Financial acumen and analysis

+ Material planning and buying

+ Quality system exposure; CAPAs, SCARs, QIs

+ OUS Supplier relationship management (Europe and/or Asia)

  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: (

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $95,000.00 – $190,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email

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Job Posting: JC258139939

Posted On: Apr 10, 2024

Updated On: May 15, 2024

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