Brand Manager, Similac Organic and Toddler Marketing

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Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Columbus, Oh, currently has an opportunity for a Brand Manager, Similac Organic and Toddler Marketing. The Brand Manager is responsible for managing and implementing business strategies and tactics to effectively support delivery of business objectives, including share growth, net sales and profit margin for the Similac Organic/Natural and Go & Grow Toddler Drink businesses. Additional responsibilities include strategic roadmap development and implementation brand and market performance analysis, reporting findings and actionable recommendations to senior leadership, project management, fiscal management and contingency planning.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • Lead strategic roadmap development and implementation for the Similac Organic/Natural and Up Age product portfolios, which include Similac Organic, Similac Organic A2, Pure Bliss and Go & Grow Brands
  • Develop and implements new positioning/claims strategies for the Similac Organic/Natural and Up Age brands
  • Lead analysis and reporting of in market business performance vs. goals, leveraging retail data services such as Nielsen
  • Evaluate in market performance of programs to ensure that they are delivering against expectations and business objectives
  • Collaborate Supply Chain to manage demand forecasting and inventory to ensure retail programs are adequately supported
  • Identify opportunities and contingency plans to over deliver business commitments, developing recommendations and aligning them through senior leadership
  • Collaborate with the design team to ensure innovations are supported by robust go to market plans
  • Competitive monitoring and reporting


ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE:
Product line dimensions and scope vary. Incumbent is accountable for developing and executing strategic and tactical objectives associated with driving product sales including P&L. Actions and decisions will directly affect attainment of brand financial goals and objectives.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING

Required
  • BA/BS Degree in Marketing
  • MBA strongly preferred due to the business complexity and strategic focus of the position.
  • 2+ years of progressively responsible Marketing product/brand management experience in either health care/OTC marketing, or consumer packaged goods marketing
  • Strong analytical skills including business and fiscal management. Previous experience with business performance analysis and reporting preferred, specifically leveraging Nielsen retail data
  • Resourceful marketer with the independence to find solutions to business problems and then act on them to drive results
  • Effective communication and presentation skills with the ability to clearly, concisely and confidently interact directly with senior leadership to influence business strategy and investment decisions
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to attain business objectives. Willing to support others and share best-practices
  • Capable of successfully managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge of retail channels including Food, Drug, Mass, Specialty and eCommerce
  • Demonstrated effective leadership competencies, including leadership in project management
  • Capable of understanding complex category/marketplace, including marketing to health care professionals
  • Advanced level PC skills to include Excel and PowerPoint


WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Include for Manufacturing roles only)
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Include for Manufacturing roles only)
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities


Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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