Abbott Manager Commercial Projects / Excellence (m/f) Europe, Middle East & Africa in Wiesbaden-Delkenheim, Germany

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In Germany, Abbott has more than 3,000 employees working in manufacturing, research and development, logistics, sales and marketing. They are located at Abbott`s German headquarters in Wiesbaden and its sites in Hanover, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Wetzlar, Eschborn and Witten. Alere in Cologne and Jena is now Abbott.

Abbott Hematology Division is looking for a

Manager Commercial Projects / Excellence (m/f)

Hematology Europe, Middle East & Africa

based in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Primary Objective of the Position

The Area Alinity Program Manager is responsible to Lead, Govern, Plan and Control the Alinity Acceleration and Share Gain Strategy, including Tactical Execution for the Area EMEA. This person will drive best-in class assumption based commercial planning processes, tools and behaviors for the New Product Activity (Alinity) and compliance to profitability guidance. By utilizing available data sets, the role will support Marketing and Commercial Teams on the Development, Implementation and Effectiveness Monitoring of relevant ADD Marketing Plans and Financial Commitments relative to Alinity.

Main Responsibilities:

  • In Collaboration with the Area and Division Cross Functional Team (CFT), the Area Alinity Program Manager will facilitate governance of the tactical plan to both Enable and Scale the Alinity deployment in the Area

  • In collaboration with the Regional Commercial Operations Excellence Manager / Director, the Regional Alinity Program Manager will utilize Sales Excellence, Sales Execution and Commercial Planning process, tools and behaviors to achieve Regional Alinity Commitment relative to Placements, Revenue Growth and Market Share Gain

  • Collaborate with R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Operations & Marketing, to access Month to Month changes and identification of potential Opportunities and Vulnerabilities on Commercial Revenue, Margin and Cashflow within the Area

  • Actively engage with both Marketing to align Marketing Strategy and Demand Creation to enable Growth Targets to be achieved. Provide Market Insights (TAM and Opportunity Pipeline detail) to the Marketing Segmentation assessments that are ongoing to enable an executable Marketing Growth Tactical Demand Creation Plan

  • Clearly map out the Market Opportunities for both Conversions and Competitive Take-Aways over the coming 1 – 3 Year. Ensure correct resourcing is in place to support, Acquisition, Installation / Implementation and ongoing Customer Experience for the same

  • Accountable to drive the Sales Pipeline Health relative to Pipeline Size (Quantity of Opportunities), Quality and Velocity. At all times focusing on Innovative Tactic and Strategies to gain Market Share and Alinity Presence in the Market

  • Ownership for the Monthly Integrated Business Planning (IBP) New Product Planning 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 Level

  • Accountable to deliver an accurate Demand Plan for prospective sales and service equipment for an 18 Month prospective Horizon. Plan to be based on assignable documented assumptions

  • Collaborates with Regional Profitability Stakeholders to drive revenue, margin and cashflow optimization in Compliance with Division Alinity h Guidance

  • Ensure full alignment with the assigned Commercial key point contact for Regulatory Affairs relative to In-Country registration processes for all New Product and Retirement planning activities

  • Primary partner with Supply Chain (Operations) Demand Planning Organization at the Region Level 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

  • Enable aforce as the System of record for Prospective Business Opportunities relative to Product Transition (New Product & Retirement)

  • Responsible for aforce adoption / usage completeness & accuracy relative to Alinity Opportunities and IBP forecast accuracy

  • Lead Regional Cross Functional Team (CFT) to deliver upon Plan Commitments and proactively Anticipate Gaps, Build Contingency Plans and Execute upon the same if required

  • Have accountability for the Regional CFT to deliver upon (including weekly / bi-weekly reporting) Alinity Execution Activities (Shipment – Installation – TOR – Revenue Generation) in alignment with Division Expectations

Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Requirements / Experience

  • 6+ years of total business experience

  • Demonstrated experience in program management either in commercial or supply chain organizations

  • Experience of front lines sales leadership would be advantageous

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams

  • Superior analytical skills, with strong financial acumen and a strategic thinking mindset

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of management and to influence change

  • Fluent in German and English

Abbott Germany has a range and variety of jobs on offer in a positive and dynamic environment that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide development opportunities as part of our comprehensive Talent Management Program. Your contribution to the company’s success will be rewarded with a competitive salary package. We offer comprehensive benefits to suit the lifestyles of all our employees, from a retirement plan that is far above market average, a save-as-you-earn program, to educational scholarships for children, and health management initiatives for staff and their dependents.

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application.

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