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 Nutrition Division currently has an opportunity for a Retail Development Specialist on the Retail Sales Team.
The Retail Sales organization is accountable for the direct sales of the Division's nutritional products to retailers, wholesalers, and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges. The Department generates over 70% of Divisional income with total dollars that exceed $3B annually Retail Sales supports Divisional business objectives and forges strong strategic business alliances with key retail customers. Category management, shopper marketing, technology, and the application of consistently strong business acumen are critical success factors. The Retail Development Program (RDP) provides high-potential entry-level Abbott Nutrition employees with the opportunity to gain skills and experiences through challenging assignments across multiples disciplines within Retail Sales. The RDP member's primary objective is to successfully complete two challenging rotational assignments that span a maximum of two-years. Each assignment will be 6-12 months in length and be located in one of the following markets: Columbus, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Bentonville.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
The first mandatory assignment is in Retail Operations.
The objective of this position will be the merchandising/distribution of consumer and nutritional products to food, drug and mass merchandiser accounts within the defined geographic area and/or accounts as assigned.
The RDP will develop their territory to increase off-shelf distribution and eliminate out-of-stocks, which will ultimately increase sales and establish productive account relationships.
The second assignment area will vary with heavy focus on building strong analytical capabilities.
Rotation through the RDP does not guarantee placement in the organization.
Placement is earned through performance within each assignment.
Reports to Sr. Manager, Sales Operations.
Accountable for consistent communication with Assignment Manager and Mentor.
Regular interactions with team members and other members of the Retail sales force.
Successful completion of assignments within time-frame specified.
No department budget responsibility.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
B.S. or B.A. degree required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong analytical ability.
Good judgment, planning and organization skills, high work standards, energy, initiative, flexibility, decisiveness and proven problem-solving skills.
Experience in sales, marketing sales operations, financial, customer service or information technology preferred.
Computer Literate. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and email applications (Outlook).
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.