Abbott Manager Global Commercial New Product Planning in Lake Forest, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Position Summary:

The Global Commercial New Product Planning Manager is responsible for driving best-in-class assumption based commercial planning processes, tools and behaviors for Abbott Diagnostics Division (ADD) Commercial New Product Activity (New Product Launch, Product Retirement, etc). By utilizing available data sets, the role will support Global Marketing Teams on the Development, Implementation and Effectiveness Monitoring of ADD Marketing Plans.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Ownership for the Monthly Integrated Business Planning (IBP) New Product Planning & Forecasting Process. Drive process on a Monthly basis to ensure establishment of “One set of numbers”. Ensure clear transparency to New Product and Retirement Demand Management Statement which will enable sustainable and predictable delivery on IBP / LBE Commitment at Country, Region, Area and Division Level.

  • Primary lead for Commercial Planning activities relative to the New Product Forecast and Alinity commercialization and on market product transition.

  • Primary partner with Global Supply Chain (Operations) Demand Planning Organization to ensure:

  • Full alignment on New Product Forecast / Plan being developed for Ramp Up / Ramp Down

  • Alignment to New Product Ramp Up / Ramp Down Execution

  • Full close out of all Variances

  • Oversight of Adjustments to be made to plans, to ensure alignment, between Global Supply Chain and Marketing / Commercial

  • Lessons Learnt are being applied to the Process

  • Work with Global Marketing, Area & Country Marketing Teams and Area Commercial Excellence / Regional Sales Operations Team to ensure the IBP Demand Management Statement comprehends New Product Plans and Execution performance.

  • Commercial Operations responsibility for managing Quality Holds and product supply issues. Working closing withe cross functional team of Marketing, Global Planning and Product Quality Assurance teams.

  • Working with Commercial Excellence Team at Area and Sales Excellence Teams at Country / Region Level to identify Process or Learning Gaps and implement improvement plans Establish appropriate metrics to monitor and support Flawless Execution.

  • Ensure full alignment, deployment plan, comprehension of the investment to commercialize, in Area, for Wyoming.

  • Report on Month to Month changes, outlining potential Opportunities and Vulnerabilities. Ensure timely and effective communication and close-out of Key Decisions Made, Elevations and Action Items arising from the relevant Review Process. In relation to the Wyoming program - how the generic assumptions differ per country.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain or similar areas.

  • Minimum of 3 years track record in the life science industry with an emphasis on commercial management or supply chain management in diagnostic and/or medical device business. Finance Planning and Project management experience will also be considered.

  • Must be team orientated, have demonstrated ability to operate within a Cross Function Team, analytical and highly organized.

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of management, with demonstrated performance of influencing change.

  • Highly organized with strong communication skills. ·Results Driven - confident, thrive on hard work and consistent challenge. ·Advanced knowledge with ability to collate data from various data sources.

  • 2+ years of experience integrating information from multiple sources to prepare analysis and recommendation for senior manager review and approval.

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