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Abbott Brand Manager, Ensure - Columbus, OH in Columbus, Ohio

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Title

Brand Manager, Therapeutic Nutrition – Ensure

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/tackling-student-debt-for-our-employees.html) student debt program and FreeU (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/college-degree-for-free-its-possible-with-freeu.html) education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

The Brand Manager, Therapeutic Nutrition-Ensure position works out of our Columbus, OH location in the Nutrition Division. 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.

The Brand Manager is responsible for managing and implementing business strategies and tactics to effectively support delivery of business objectives, including share growth, net sales, and profit margin for the Ensure business. Additional responsibilities include strategic and tactical planning, agency leadership, brand performance analysis, reporting findings and actionable recommendations to senior leadership, project management, fiscal management, and contingency planning.

What You’ll Work On

  • Responsible for understanding and managing the impact of media mix performance to inform the right activation investments and drive brand consumption in the short term and long-term.

  • Responsible for managing the media strategy activity associated with the Ensure brand in the US; lead defining media plan objectives, consumer target(s), KPIs, media channels (TV, print, digital), timing and tactical activations for specific messaging and/or promotional campaigns. This includes driving strong collaboration with cross-functional partners, agencies, and subject matter experts to create and commercialize 360 campaigns.

  • Lead Agency Partners in positioning the brand or brand message in front of a targeted audience through purchasing ad inventory (space and time) on digital and offline platforms, such as websites, radio, and Linear TV. This includes understanding an ever-shifting media landscape, agency briefing, budgeting, leadership alignment process, procurement process and performance tracking.

  • Lead tactical planning for the Brand media channels such as TV, OTT, Digital, Social, Print and PR.

  • Manage the alignment and adherence to annual communication calendar with media strategy and tactics, including agency briefings, internal leadership alignment and measurement plans.

  • Provide direction and feedback to Integrated Agency Team to develop consumer campaigns and core creative assets for TV, print, digital and social channels.

  • Identify test and learns and future research needs to aid in plan/ long- range plan development.

  • Analyze marketing programs, opportunities and contingency plans and recommend optimizations to senior management and gain alignment.

  • Evaluate in market performance of programs to ensure that they are delivering against expectations and business objectives and proactively recommend action to continuously improve key measures.

  • Manage complex budget monthly with direct input to financial decisions.

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve objectives. These groups may include external customers and consumers, Area Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Affairs, Legal, Medical, Executive Management and external vendors or agencies.

  • Collaborate with the Innovation and Delivery teams to ensure innovations are supported by robust go to market plans.


Product line dimensions and scope vary. Incumbent is accountable for developing and executing strategic and tactical objectives associated with driving product sales including P&L. Actions and decisions will directly affect attainment of brand financial goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS Degree in Marketing

  • 4+ years of progressively responsible product management experience in either health care/OTC marketing, consumer packaged goods marketing, or a combination of the two.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership competencies, including leadership in project management.

  • Demonstrated leadership with agencies including constructive feedback and fast paced decision making.

  • Financial and budget management experience and skills.

  • Resourceful marketer with the independence to find solutions to business problems and then act on them to drive results.

  • Proven ability to develop and execute complex strategic business plans.

  • Ability to translate insights into actions & brand implications.

  • Effective communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact directly clearly, concisely, and confidently with senior leadership to influence business strategy and investment decisions.

  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to attain business objectives.

  • Strong analytical skills and KPI tracking capabilities.

  • Applies data to support business decisions, strategies, contingency plans, and to provide direction to others.

  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to attain business objectives. Willing to support others and share best-practices.

  • Capable of successfully managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA strongly preferred due to the business complexity and strategic focus of the position.

  • Media plan experience including TV upfront process preferred.

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  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com