1+ months

Product Manager - Upstream Marketing - Abbott Diagnostics

Lake Forest, IL

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Position Summary

Responsible for the development of upstream marketing strategic plans and support for specific marketing plans and the tactical execution of activities for specific market segments or products to establish, enhance or distinguish placement within the competitive arena.

Main Responsibility

  • Primary responsibility is to be the marketing representative and voice of the customer with early product development with core R&D; and to understand relative priorities for the development of new products and product enhancements by defining customer needs and working with internal customers.
  • Assist in developing, recommending and implementing sales and marketing programs and materials.
  • Understand strategic and financial implications of project(s) / product(s) on the overall budget.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of customer needs and industry dynamics to assigned product(s) / project(s).
  • Participate on cross-functional teams in support of organizational goals.
  • Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.
  • Accountability:¬†Position is responsible to manage single project or participates on portions of multiple projects; understands concepts and applies these concepts practically with reasonable effectiveness; may function independently according to the task but is still given significant direction.


    Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required; advanced degree (such as a Master's degree or MBA) is desired. 

    Experience & Skills:

    Typically requires 2+ years of experience with, or exposure to, sales and/or marketing in the following areas: Diagnostics or medical devices, to develop the competence required to meet the skills and responsibilities of the position. IVD experience is highly preferred.

    Candidate / incumbent should possess the following:

    - Understanding of the technology and capabilities of the Division's products; - understanding of market and customer dynamics;

    - Understanding of sales processes;

    - Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting medical devices/diagnostics; - Ability to work independently and in groups; ability to work cross-functionally;

    - Ability to apply analytical thinking, problem-solving skills and critical-thinking skills;

    - Ability to clearly, concisely and accurately convey communications, whether verbal, written or in presentations;

    -Ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software;

    - Ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior.

    Job Family: Product Management
    Division: ADD Diagnostics
    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)


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