Abbott SR BRAND MANAGER in Columbus, Ohio

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 / PRIMARY GOALS / OBJECTIVES:

  • Leads and directs all in-market activities for the Ensure product line(s) or business.

  • Responsible for the development, management, and execution of strategies and tactical programs to effectively achieve commercialization, profit margin, and business plan objectives.

  • Directs and supervises a staff including one or more Brand Managers, Associate Brand Managers.

  • Additional responsibilities annual business planning, financial forecasting and reporting, Advertising Promotions & Gratis (AP&G) budget management, and project management.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for directing all in-market activity associated with multiple product lines and/or a significant business or product line.

  • Drive retail product positioning and competitive selling strategies for the brand, as well as provide leadership in achieving the committed market share, revenue, and margin of the product.

  • Direct the forecasting and analysis of the ongoing business, report monthly results on the brand, and oversee the identification of key segment business drivers, priorities, and growth opportunities. Develop and provide strategic commercial input to the development of the assigned products or product line.

  • Establish marketing strategies for the brand, including pricing strategy, distribution channel management, sales development, as well as tactical plan development and execution.

  • Manage, optimize, and report on the marketing budget and its allocation to maximize business value. Lead the strategic recommendations for PediaSure’s optimal marketing mix and ROI for the brand.

  • Partner with Field Sales to manage the retail portfolio, including promotional investment activities to effectively communicate the strategic positioning to retailers and deliver growth commitments.

  • Manage the development of marketing and sales/promotional materials for Field Sales to effectively promote and sell the product. Coordinate trade materials to reinforce product branding and messaging.

  • Partner with HCP marketing to lead strategy & execution of in-office consumer marketing, including WIC.

  • Participate in the development of business plans, identify areas of concern and modify marketing programs to address changes in the marketplace.

  • Present product and marketing programs to Sr. Management.

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve objectives. These groups include external customers and consumers, Field Sales, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Affairs, Marketing and Executive Management and external vendors or agencies.

ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE / BUDGET:

Commercial Marketing: Responsible for multiple product lines and/or a significant business or product line. Incumbent is accountable for managing the existing retail product line including P&L and Marketing Budget. Responsible for execution of strategies that will affect attainment of Business Unit and Division financial goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of progressively responsible product management experience in either health care/OTC marketing; or consumer packaged goods marketing; or a combination of the two.

  • Financial and budget management experience and skills.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership competencies.

  • Proven ability to develop and execute complex strategic business plans.

  • Strong analytical skills including experience with financial models.

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for nutritionals.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to attain business objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education Requirements: BA/BS Degree in Marketing. MBA strongly preferred due to the business complexity and P&L responsibility of the position.

JOB FAMILY:

Product Management

DIVISION:

ANPD Nutrition Products

LOCATION:

United States > Columbus : RP02 Floor-3

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 20 % 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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