Supply Management Specialist
Westerville, OH  / Cary, NC 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description
Supply Management SpecialistTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

This position reports to

Manager, Supply Chain Management 2

Your role and responsibilities

Procurement: Sourcing as required to meet customer requirements; working with challenging suppliers to maintain agreed terms and deliveries Support global sourcing initiatives as required, join category teams as needed Establishing new suppliers to meet ABB requirements as needed by the business Team player, support team members to ensure all customer requirements are accomplished Work with a multitude of different types of suppliers and different requests as needed by the business Work closely with suppliers to ensure all invoicing procedures are properly followed. Drive the proper actions with the project team and suppliers to resolve invoicing discrepancies and promote proper payments Engage proper functions, which may include AP (Average Price Accounts Payable), Goods Receipt team, Controllers, Suppliers, Project team, etc Excellence: Applies and implements procurement standards, tools and processes in the area of responsibility to secure quality, delivery, cost and sustainability Remain up to date on all ABB procurement systems/tools. Play a proactive role in problem prevention/solving during the project life and perform as the procurement specialist/expert for your project teams Reporting: Creates and updates reports as needed to meet requirements for special projects Change management: Executes and implements new directions within the area of responsibility Compliance: Applies standards on health, safety, environment and business ethics within operational work, contract management and negotiations Training: Delivers and participates in training programs as required for compliance and professional development Train other departments or team members on new processes or changes as required Communication: Executes effective and transparent communication internally, externally and between different units and centers Process: Standardizes processes and implements routines as per Group directives/instructions

Qualifications for the role

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years of experience in supply chain management, purchasing or operations preferred; or high school diploma and minimum 9 years experience in supply management
  • Sound knowledge of procurement processes
  • Negotiation tactics
  • Good understanding of contract management
  • Wide range know how in supplier management and supplier relationship
  • Strong project management and communication skills with the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience in working in international environments and managing stakeholders of varying management levels
  • Knowledge of SAP and SAP Ariba
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Experience in qualifying suppliers based on risk mitigation and understanding the need to obtain safety and insurance based on the project
  • Experience in a project business / environment
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Wellbeing program
  • Healthcare plan
More about us

Process Industries division delivers complete electrification and automation solutions, industry-specific products and lifecycle services across industries. Engineering and delivering automation solutions from device to monitoring and control make our customers get more out of their investment; digitalization solutions including collaborative operations and augmented reality help improve plant and enterprise productivity, reduce maintenance and energy costs. Our engineering, project management, services and solutions portfolio covers a wide range of industries - Mining, Pulp & Paper, Metals, Aluminum and Cement, Data centers and Food and Beverage. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB Inc.

ABB Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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