Abbott Manager Global Market & Competitive Insights in Alameda, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Primary Function:

This position is tasked with providing Primary and/ or Secondary marketing research and analytics support to the marketing and sales organizations within the Diabetes Care division. This person will provide direction and input to marketing, sales and forecasting related activities. Ability to understand the business needs and to develop and communicate information around these needs will drive success within this position. Reports directly to the Market Research Manager or Director.

Major Responsibilities:

Partners with Marketing and commercial leadership to identify research and analysis needs.

Design appropriate research and analysis plans based on understanding of available research and analytical techniques. Strong organization skills needed to manage research supplier(s) on cost, timing, appropriateness of research methodology, and action ability of conclusions.

Analyze and synthesize learnings from research and analysis.

Drawing conclusions that provide recommendations to business teams.

Utilizes knowledge of standard research and analytic methods to distill information into clear, concise communication. Independently seeks and leverages market research and analysis peers and leaders, business partners and external vendors to ensure strong analysis and sound recommendations.

Exhibits strong analytic abilities in breaking down issues and developing solutions.

Translates results into clear, concise presentations and written reports. Enabling brand and innovation team to quickly make marketing decisions. Analyzes categories on a macro level utilizing multiple information sources (primary, secondary data and syndicated studies) to provide actionable consumer and business insights. Understands the market place, competitor dynamics and provides expertise on data interpretation for the marketing and sales organizations. Partners with marketing managers, forecasting and finance in the planning process. Displays a positive, solution based approach to all research issues and ability to work in teams.

Minimum Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Training & Experience:

Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years working experience in the market research and analytics field in industries such as Healthcare, Consumer Packaged Goods, Medical Devices or Pharmaceuticals or similar industries. Experience with secondary data analytics is preferred. Experience with relational databases and programming is a plus.

Accountability:

Primary support for providing market and customer information to the marketing, sales and forecasting organization Champions primary and / or secondary market research information within the Diabetes Care division Understands the market place and competitor dynamics and provides expertise on data interpretation for the marketing and sales organizations Partners with marketing managers, forecasting and finance in the planning process and provides a robust understanding of customers, competitors and cons.

JOB FAMILY:

Project Management

DIVISION:

ADC Diabetes Care

LOCATION:

United States > Alameda : Plaza 6 Building

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 10 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Not Applicable

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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