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.
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 Minneapolis, MN OR Columbus, OH, currently has an opportunity for a National Account Manager for the Convenience Channel.
The National Account Manager - Convenience will lead the channel at Abbott, act as a thought leader responsible for meeting an assumed sales volume goal and will identify and set the vision and strategy for the business. The role will also require strategic development of key customers to deliver against business aspirations. This role partners heavily with the customer, agency and internal resources across brand marketing, finance, supply chain and category management. The role will also drive and influence the appropriate product portfolio to succeed in the convenience channel.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Develop and implement business plans to grow business in the channel for customers and Abbott. Deliver plans in partnership with the preferred agency and proactively identify opportunities for channel expansion and innovation
Develop and implement annual key account business plans; maintain and develop customer relationships and clear communication across functions, business units and regions
Communicate project updates, business performance and proactively establish corrective action if/when necessary
Prepare plans, present to customers and develop business opportunities while become a consultant, negotiation and partner to the business unit.
Effectively manage trade deals to drive profitable business outcome and positive ROI.
Responsible for managing, forecasting, attaining and exceeding identified monthly, quarterly and yearly sales volume goals.
Conduct internal and external business reviews to measure, evaluate and present sales performance of the channel
Complete competitive market assessments understand distribution opportunities and create unique customer connections within the channel.
Interact with senior management on strategy updates
Manage third party brokers and agencies
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management or related field required
6 to 8 years of direct sales and broker management experience within the consumer product goods industry with increasing account responsibility
6 to 8 years' experience within the convenience channel of trade
Advanced knowledge of sales acumen, trade, category management and marketing concepts / methods
Demonstrated ability to execute sales marketing strategies and tactics, as well as assist in the development of strategies
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Strong interpersonal / leadership skills
Ability to analyze market trends to effectively develop presentations, provide recommendations and business forecasting
Initiative to identify growth drivers and then secure resources to support execution
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Nielsen
Strong negotiation, presentation and communication abilities; ability to maintain presence with Sr. Leadership
Entrepreneurial mindset, with ability to identify whitespace growth opportunities
Strong strategic thinking skills and highly collaborative across multiple support groups
Travel 50-60%; position location flexible. This role will cover the entire United States
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
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.
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.