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Project Manager
Lake Forest, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on July 31, 2021
Job Id #49016 Posted July 14, 2021


  1. Global Commercial New Product Introduction Manager is responsible for driving best-in-class new product go-to-market enablement based commercial planning processes, tools and behaviors for Abbott Diagnostics Division (ADD) Commercial New Product Activity (New Product Launch, Product Retirement and other strategic programs).
  2. By leveraging cross functional teams, the role will support Global Commercial Teams on the Development, Implementation and Effectiveness Monitoring of ADD Launch and Conversion Plans to support product commercialization and business continuity.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure clear transparency to New Product and Retirement Demand Management Statement which will enable sustainable and predictable delivery on IBP / LBE Commitment at Country, Region, Area and Division Level.
  • Primary lead for Commercial Planning activities relative to the New Product Forecast and Strategic Program commercialization.
  • Collaborate with Global Regulatory Affairs to generate Area/Country level submission and approval timeline assumptions and coordinate go-to-market launch activities around these milestones.
  • Commercial enablement commercial planning and execution
  • Primary partner with Global Supply Chain (Operations) Demand Planning Organization to ensure:
    • Full alignment on New Product Forecast / Plan being developed for Ramp Up / Ramp Down
    • Alignment to New Product Ramp Up / Ramp Down Execution
    • Full close out of all Variances
    • Oversight of Adjustments to be made to plans, to ensure alignment, between Global Supply Chain and Marketing / Commercial
    • Lessons Learnt are being applied to the Process
  • Work with Global Marketing, Area & Country Marketing Teams and Area Commercial Excellence / Regional Sales Operations Team to ensure the IBP Demand Management Statement comprehends New Product Plans and Execution performance.
  • Commercial Operations responsibility for managing Quality Holds and product supply issues. Working closing withe cross functional team of Marketing, Global Planning and Product Quality Assurance teams.
  • Working with Commercial Excellence Team at Area and Sales Excellence Teams at Country / Region Level to identify Process or Learning Gaps and implement improvement plans Establish appropriate metrics to monitor and support Flawless Execution.
  • Ensure full alignment, deployment plan, comprehension of the investment to commercialize, in Area, for Strategic Programs.
  • Report on Month to Month changes, outlining potential Opportunities and Vulnerabilities. Ensure timely and effective communication and close-out of Key Decisions Made, Elevations and Action Items arising from the relevant Review Process. In relation to the Strategic programs - how the generic assumptions differ per country.

Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain or similar areas.

Minimum Requirements / Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years track record in the life science industry with an emphasis on commercial management or supply chain management in diagnostic and/or medical device business. Finance Planning and Project management experience will also be considered.
  • Must be team orientated, have demonstrated ability to operate within a Cross Function Team, analytical and highly organized
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of management, with demonstrated performance of influencing change.
  • Highly organized with strong communication skills. ·Results Driven - confident, thrive on hard work and consistent challenge. ·Advanced knowledge with ability to collate data from various data sources
  • 2+ years of experience integrating information from multiple sources to prepare analysis and recommendation for senior manager review and approval.


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