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Job Description
Overview
Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs approximately 91,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.

Job Description PRIMARY FUNCTION:
This is a secondlevel generic marketing position. Assists in the direction of marketing strategies and tactics for the ADC business. Assists in all core marketing activities and business processes. Aids in the development of longterm strategic plans for the business and assists in the direction of resource allocations and marketing guidance for the various ADC sales channels. Provides direction and marketing input to assigned sales channels relating to product support and/or product development activities. Serves as product expert with a high degree of market and competitive knowledge. Oversees execution of sales support activities relating to assigned products. Learns and has knowledge of the core marketing responsibilities and business processes. Manages relationships across functions to ensure optimal outcome for brand. Responsible for analysis, planning, and implementation of tactical programs. Executes the day to day promotional material approval process for the brand. Serve as primary contact for other functional groups (sales training, meeting & conventions, sales operations, channel marketing.) Reports directly into various channel Marketing Managers including, Brand Marketing Managers.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages multiple core marketing responsibilities and business processes. Identifies problems and conceptualizes solutions using creativity and innovation. Responsible for analysis, planning, implementation of tactical programs. Assists in sales meeting planning and tactical execution. Champions brand both internally and externally. Executes the day to day promotional material approval process for the brand. Learns and has knowledge of the core marketing responsibilities and business processes. Conducts brand product overviews. Working knowledge of market analysis and planning process to implement tactics of brand plan. Understands resource allocation process to effectively track the brand budget.

Understands role of functions and their interaction with brand team. Project management (how to execute projects and who to work with). Time management (prioritizes among multiple projects). Communicates with ad agency, setting clear direction. Understands product, therapeutic area and consumer. Serve as primary contact for other functional groups (sales training/sales operations/assigned sales channels).

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management.

Note: This job description describes the principal and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they currently exist, but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent representation.

ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE / BUDGET:
Annual planning process, including working with Finance and brand management, and making senior level presentations Achieve sales goal Follow up with field sales requests and needs

Skills/Experience Requirements 4 years sales/mkting background preferred Also critical for success: Excellent oral and written communication skills (including presentation and listening skills) High energy level and positive attitude; confidence Integrity and professionalism Initiative and selfmotivation; strong work ethic Career ambition Organizational skills and attention to detail Strong problem solving skills Leadership and team orientation; ability to work others; ability to work in a matrixed environment

Bachelor's degree with at least 4 years experience, with at least two years experience in marketing or product management, or MBA with 3 years of related experience.

Previous medical sales and/or marketing experience would be helpful but not 100 necessary.

Education Requirements Bachelor's degree. See Skills/Experience Requirements.
Significant Work Activities & Conditions Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Percent of Travel 20 - 50 %
Country USA
State/Province California

Company

Abbott Laboratories

Job Code

State or Province

California

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