Abbott Innovation Manager, ANPD Adult Nutrition Marketing in Columbus, Ohio

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.

Serve in a marketing innovation leadership role for the Therapeutic Adult Nutrition US business unit, a $1B business unit of Abbott Nutrition Products Division. This role has direct responsibility developing brand innovation strategies and serving as commercial lead on cross-functional project teams for nutritional products sold through institutions and other Specialty nutritionals. Work on #1 brands such as Ensure, Glucerna, Elecare and other Specialty nutritionals. This position will be considered as a developmental role for individuals seeking more senior leadership positions in Abbott Nutrition (AN).


Create innovation strategies, Identify new innovation opportunities and drive alignment to strategies and opportunities with brand directors, VP of marketing and General Manager:

Serve as liaison with brand teams to fully understand brand objectives and strategies.

Understand trends and market dynamics (health care, healthcare professional, retail, consumer, nutrition science, competitive, adjacent categories)

Generate deep consumer and customer insights and identify desired unmet needs

Create innovation strategies that help achieve brand vision and goals.

Work seamlessly with cross functional partners across R&D, Market Research, Supply Chain, and Sales to make connections across brand strategies, customer/market understanding, and internal/external capabilities to provide recommendations on possible new opportunities.

  1. Build business case for new commercial and product innovation via analysis and synthesis of:
  • Demonstrable customer and consumer need

  • Strategic fit to brand vision and objectives

  • Market and competitive landscape

  • Cross functional capabilities

  • Financial profiles, investments, and risk

  1. Serve as commercial lead on cross-functional project teams to drive projects through the Innovation development process to commercialize opportunities:
  • Serve as commercial lead on all Institutional and Pediatric Specialty Nutrition US-specific opportunities as well as some global projects.

  • Act as US liaison on early stage global innovation programs

  1. Manage budget to Plan


  1. Passion for customer insights and innovation

  2. 2-5 years of progressive product marketing, brand management, and innovation experience in either health care, pharmaceutical, nutrition, and/or consumer packaged goods marketing

  3. Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams from idea through launch

  4. Comfortable working with R&D. Ability to understand somewhat complicated nutrition science with the help of subject matter experts and an aptitude to translate science into meaningful consumer and healthcare professional benefits

  5. Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to prioritize and focus

  6. Strong analytical and financial modeling skills

  7. Strong oral and written communication skills, with proven ability to interact directly with leadership to drive strategy and investment decisions

  8. BA/BS Degree in marketing. MBA strongly preferred. Registered Dietitian is a bonus.


Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs approximately 91,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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