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Manager, Shopper & Category Development - Lifestyle Nutrition - Columbus, OH

Company: Abbott
Location: Columbus
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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. JOB DESCRIPTION: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, Ohio, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Manager of Shopper & Category Development. This person will build and maintain relationships with Sales, Category Management, Shopper Marketing, Brand, and retail customers through objective detailed analysis, insight development and presentation. Primary responsibilities include translating consumer and shopper insights to actionable retail strategies and selling presentations.WHAT YOU'LL DODevelop strategic retail plans and shopper based learning plans that align brand and customer objectives. Guide cross-functional team as they turn the strategies into actions.Project Leader for national shopper and category initiatives driving actionable programs for Retail Sales, Shopper Marketing and Category Management.Responsible for developing and implementing shopper and category strategies based on shared brand and retailer goals.Identify new business opportunities aligned to customer and Abbott Nutrition objectives based on category analytics, trends analysis, and insights understanding.Lead team in tracking and forecasting innovation distribution and expected turn rates across key retailers in support of the marketing planning process.Drive Category Vision tied to insights and trends that illuminate retail growth pathways, guide on action retailers can take to solidify growth.People manager with ability to guide, motivate, and develop talent within the organization.Communicating top retailer activity to Abbott leadership assessing assortment actions, shelf activity, distribution forecasts, shopper learning plan, and competitive environment.Operate high-speed production equipmentEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRINGRequired7+ years of progressively increasing responsibility in roles that cover at least 2 of the following functions: Shopper Insights, Category Management, Retail Buyer, Market Research, Marketing, or a customer facing experience role within the consumer-packaged goods or retailer industry.Experience leading multiple lines of business across multiple customers by leading a team of direct reports.Cross-Functional collaborative project leadership with Sales, Marketing, and other functions.Comfort in leading strategic conversations with retail merchandising associates at multiple levels across top US retailers.Candidates need to have advanced knowledge of shopper insights, retail landscape, assortment strategies, and merchandising tactics with the ability to identify and report findings, opportunities, and make recommendations.Candidates should have experience working on multiple priorities across multiple customers simultaneously. This includes experience in leading a project team of various skill levels.Candidates must have the ability to represent Abbott and partner with/ and present to the customer at multiple levels to become a trusted, reliable resource.Candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills.Candidates must posses the following attributes:Leadership / Character / CredibilitySense of UrgencyDesire to Succeed & WinPersistence in face of disagreement (internal & external)High standards of excellenceCandor - with SavvySolutions orientationTenacity/ Hard workingDiscontent with being "Good"Self-starter/Pro-activePreferredProficient level knowledge of category management tools: Nielsen/IRI, JDA ProSpace, Excel [incl. pivot tables, macros, etc.], Numerator, BI/Data Visualization Tools and of retailer tools (e.g., RetailLink, ExtraCare, 8451, Symphony EYC, 1010). WHAT WE OFFER At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistanceFinancial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plansHealth care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programsPaid time off401(k) retirement savings with a generous company matchThe stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communitiesLearn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.comFollow 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.Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.JOB FAMILY:Marketing Support DIVISION:ANPD Nutrition Products LOCATION:United States > Columbus : RP02 ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:WORK SHIFT:Standard TRAVEL:Yes, 25 % of the Time MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:No SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day) Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. EEO is the Law link - English: EEO is the Law link - Espanol:

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