Abbott Global Product Manager - Abbott Transfusion Medicine in Lake Forest, Illinois

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.

Position Summary

The global product manager supports the development and management of a successful, sustainable franchise, ensuring delivery of exceptional customer value. Acts as a subject matter expert on our products/solutions and customer segment. Manages the product tactical and strategic initiatives, in line with the global marketing plan and in collaboration with global area teams. Proactively identifies and activates new opportunities to accelerate the growth ,differentiate the franchise, and realize value. Collaborates across the organization to effectively develop and launch new products and solutions on-time and on-budget.

Main Responsibilities

Proactively manages all aspects of the product line To ensure the delivery of customer value.

Strategic responsibilities include:

  • Development of refined business cases to support product development or enhancement

  • Providing input into annual marketing plan based on business objectives, franchise strategy and commercial area needs.

  • Ability to sell ideas internally, align multiple stakeholders to a common goal and drive projects forward to deliver business objectives.

  • Developing & executing robust launch plans across multiple functional areas and geographies. Closely documents and reports on launch plan, anticipates and mitigates and risk to timing, scope or budget.

Tactical responsibilities (day-to-day) include:

  • Execution of marketing mix as defined in marketing plan

  • Act as technical expert/SME for product to business and all key stakeholders

  • Full responsibility for lifecycle management

  • Communication of information impacting the product or customers

  • Proactive identification and resolution of potential product or market issues

  • Engagement and influence of commercial area teams, R&D, regulatory etc. to set and meet launch timings, budgets and business strategy & objectives.

  • Supports the commercial area teams to deliver on the franchise business goals.


  • Achievement of franchise revenue and margin objectives

  • Achievement of successful launches as measured by KPIs

  • Achievement of annual goals to support advancement of the business, as well as completion of business sustaining tasks


Education : Bachelor’s degree in business, medical technology, life sciences, engineering or related technical discipline. MBA highly preferred.

Experience : Total business experience of 5 years with 2 years of commercial experience (sales/marketing).In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) experience preferred. Marketing and product launch experience preferred. International business experience preferred.

This position requires the ability to understand the technology and capabilities of Abbott products, market and customer dynamics – including competitive assessment. The candidate must be highly organized, self-directed and goal-oriented with the ability to manage many tasks/projects and adapt in a rapidly changing environment.

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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