Abbott Field-based Commercial Trainer in Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Abbott Diagnostics Benelux offers the position Field-based Commercial Trainer (field based).

About the organization

Abbott is a global leader in in vitro diagnostics and offers a broad range of innovative instrument systems and tests for hospitals, reference labs, blood banks and clinics. Our products offer automation, convenience, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. Abbott has helped transform the practice of medical diagnosis from an art to a science, helping to create the modern diagnostics industry through the company's commitment to improving patient care and lowering overall costs.

Primary objective of the position

The Field-based Commercial Trainer is responsible for driving, improving and executing commercial trainings for employees and customers across countries.

Main Responsibilities

  • Execute and drive area training concepts within Europe either internal (being the trainer) or facilitation with external training companies

  • Drive and execute on training and enablement plans to meet regional development needs and business goals

  • Responsible for commercial training and development including product training, and soft skills training

  • Ensure Area Europe training requirements are appropriately roll-out within the commercial organization of the region; meet deadlines, drive cost efficiency and deliver effective outcomes

  • Support and drive continues improvement of trainings and training plans

  • Support regional organizations in training methods and standardization

  • Success in this role is measured by economic profitability, timeliness and completion of training scorecard, cost improvement of internal trainings, regional feedback on training effectiveness and ROI /value contribution

Educational background

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Bachelor’s degree in business, business administration or any other relavant disciplines

  • Desired skills and experience

  • Strong track record/ Minimum 5+ years experience in a training and facilitation role

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Dynamic speaker with excellent presentation skills

  • Able to facilitate learning in small groups and medium sized groups of 20-100 people

  • Extensive experience as program / project manager

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills; able to multi-task and prioritize workload

  • Must have strong self-initiative and self-direction

  • Commercial sales background/experience preferred

  • Sales coaching experience preferred

  • Change management experience 3+ years experience in the diagnostic, medical devices, pharmaceutical or life science industry with an emphasis on commercial functions preferred

  • Candidates must be fluent in English and Dutch, additional languages (pref French) are advantageous

  • The position requires the willingness to travel on a frequent basis, i.e. on average 3days per wee

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