Buyer II

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health


Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Santa Clara, CA currently has an opportunity for Buyer II


The Buyer II within Abbott Hematology will be responsible for procuring goods and services from suppliers for Abbott Diagnostics Division in Santa Clara considering price, quality, and service relative to the end user’s needs and company policies.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Ensure strict supplier compliance with Abbott product quality and workmanship standards and design changes.
  • Confer with personnel; users; and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the forces of supply and demand which regulate price and availability of materials in the marketplace.
  • Formulate and analyze bid proposals.
  • Negotiates or renegotiates and administers contracts with suppliers.
  • Evaluates and monitors contract performance to determine need for changes and to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Arbitrates claims and resolves complaints generated during performance of contract.
  • Understand suppliers’ cost structure; negotiates price and service arrangements which are fair relative to suppliers’ costs.
  • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing.
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
  • Process requisitions and update management on status of orders.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with the contracts of purchase
  • Prepare reports and updates as and when required
  • Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements



  • High School diploma and 4 years relevant work experience, or Bachelors degree and 2 years relevant work experience preferred  
  • 2-4 years professional purchasing experience.


  • Minimum of 2 years working in a Research and Development environment
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Good negotiation, interpersonal, and influencing skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience from a regulated environment


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

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Full time
Santa Clara, CA 95053, US