Abbott Marketing Communications Specialist in Santa Clara, 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 Job Function

Responsible for planning and implementation of marketing communications projects in the areas of advertising and promotional programs, trade shows, and digital communications. Participates in the development of plans for product promotion in support of marketing objectives. Plans, creates and produces marketing, advertising, and sales promotion materials to implement marketing strategies and sales objectives. Prepares materials for the sales force, evaluates and modifies promotion or advertising programs based on feedback and analytics collected.

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  1. Consults with product management to develop communication objectives and strategies, and determine and manage the project budget and the production schedule.; 2. Interact with multiple vendors to provide direction and ensure projects' goals are achieved, budget for promotional activities to ensure quality production and timely completion of projects.; 3. Acts as liaison between vendors and product management and facilitates communication to achieve consensus and complete the development of promotional project.; 4. Quality checks product at all stages of development and production process including final approval for content, branding, and design elements of every material produced.; 5. Support product management in tradeshow objectives and strategies development, maintains budgets, and manages the associated timelines and schedules.; 6. Manages and coordinates exhibitions at trade shows and conferences.; 7. Proactively promotes expansion of digital tools as a major marketing communications approach, domestically, and internationally.; 8. Actively promotes Abbott Vascular brand by ensuring projects meet corporate brand standards.

Supervisory / Management Responsibilities

(Supervision Received) Works under minimal supervision. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. (Supervision Provided) May provide work direction and guidance to peers within marketing communications or to cross-functional teams as needed.

Position Accountability / Scope

(Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments. Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance, and offering counsel. May lead a project team. Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects. Consult with middle management on technical or business solutions.; (Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval. Initiates or maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.; (Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree plus 5+ years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Solid understanding and application of business concepts, procedures and practices. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.; 3. (Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of a variety of alternatives and their impact on their business unit.

Prior experience in brand marketing or marketing communications is preferred. Experience in healthcare industry is a plus, but not required.


Marketing Support


AVD Vascular


United States > Santa Clara : Building A - SC Floor-2





Yes, 15 % of the Time


Not Applicable


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

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

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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.

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