Abbott Associate Product Manager - Sales Training in Austin, Texas

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:

Position Summary

Responsible for managing sales training content management, communications, program logistics, and training databases. Key success factors for the position include managing training events at Abbott offices and/or field based locations. Provide high level operational management to ensure successful training events. Manage field communications pertaining to programs, online resources, credentialing, etc. Provide reporting, metrics and required compliance data to support field sales training.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manages the online or e-content, communicates pre-work assignments, tracks completion status and generates reports

  • Works with Legal and Compliance teams as necessary to ensure all training materials are approved by utilizing the ZINC approval process

  • Maintains a master calendar of sales training events and timelines

  • Oversees all expense management accociated with sales training event planning and execution

  • Partner collaboratively with key internal and external customers and subject-matter experts

  • Work with Professional Education to coordinate potential guest speakers (SMEs, Physician’s, Patients, etc) who may be utilized for fulfilling training objectives.

  • Manage the production and distribution of training material that is to be used in the training event.

  • Leads the logistical management of the in-person sales training agenda. Works with cross-functional team members from Training, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Economics, etc. to produce and distribute approved materials, schedule speakers/trainers, and follow-up on identified items.

  • Manage the scheduling, logistical management and communication of in-person sales training events including hotel, transportation, meeting space, meals, pre-work, etc.

  • Manage necessary demo product to be utilized in sales training events

  • Provides operational support of all sales training programs

  • Manages the training records system and appropriate documentation of training completion

  • Coordinates the training necessary for rep vendor credentialing, maintains those records and generates the information for the sales field and customers.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments

Qualifications

  • 4 year degree;BA or BS degree required. MBA preferred

  • 3 + years sales training, meeting & coordination planning preferred

  • 3+ years experience with learning management systems preferred

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Experience working in a high-regulated environment

  • Experience working with legal, regulatory and compliance personnel

  • Exceptional people, organization, and customer service skills.

  • Must be computer proficient with proven capabilities to utilize MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Experience coordinating sales training, executive and professional customer programs.

  • Experience interacting with sales reps, physicians and health care professionals

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to travel approximately 15% (Anticipate 1-2 times per quarter to manage national sales training meetings)

JOB FAMILY:

Product Management

DIVISION:

ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical

LOCATION:

United States > Texas : 6300 Bee Cave Rd Building 2, suite 100.

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 10 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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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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