Abbott Account Representative - Consumer Sales - Abbott Nutrition - Minneapolis, MN in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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.

Abbott Nutrition Retail Sales — Account Representative — Consumer Sales

Best in Class Selling

  • Achieve territory and national volume sales quotas within established trade funding parameters.

  • Develop and implement short and long-term strategic and tactical business plans by business unit and category.

  • Identify and actively pursue all new business opportunities within an assigned territory.

  • Monitor sales results vs. plan throughout the year, making adjustments when appropriate.

  • Create and Deliver joint, strategic and tactical initiatives aligned with Business Unit direction and customer priorities.

  • Utilize the brand provided item level hierarchy to ensure optimal distribution mix.

  • Utilize syndicated data, customer sales data and category management studies to provide fact based analysis and deliver short and long-term business building initiatives.

  • Conduct internal and external account business reviews to measure, evaluate and present sales performance; and provide annually on future growth opportunities.

  • Work with customer and internal teams on account financial management with basic understanding of gross and promo margin management, trade spend efficiency, and overall customer funding management.

Marketing Support

  • Work in coordination with Trade Marketing to develop and execute account-specific promotional plans that increase: (1) awareness, (2) trial, (3) consumption, (4) retention, (5) brand equity, and (6) ROI.

  • Manage Trade Spending: (1) Monitor customer promotional events and funds. (2) Process deductions on a timely basis. (3) Include proper event documentation.

  • Effectively invests resources to drive profitable results for the company and the customer in a responsible manner.

Customer Management

  • Develop and leverage a thorough knowledge of the customer, the industry and the competitive landscape.

  • Penetrate the account beyond the category manager and buyer to better understand and align on customer and Abbott goals.

  • Work to: (1) improve deduction resolution and supply side efficiencies, (2) gain contacts and implement approved promotional plans, (3) increase sales orders, and (4) enforce display compliance.

  • Work with Retail Operations, Store Operations and/or Retail Broker partner to create retail priorities that align with business goals and objectives. Continuously monitor proper retail implementation and general shelving conditions.

  • Leverage Abbott Category Management team to provide expertise in Category Management and shopper insights.

  • Manage account/brand display, new item forecasts and discontinuations.

  • Coordinate and development all sales presentations.

  • Use Abbott and the customer’s best promotional venues to drive sales and effectively utilizes analytic tools available to drive decision making.

  • Measure achievement based on goals assigned by a territory or brand.

Communication and Administration

  • Represent Abbott as the primary point of contact for assigned accounts.

  • Interact internally and externally through cross-functional relationships on account opportunities.

  • Communicate pertinent information about customers to the management team and team members. Possible information includes competitive intelligence, pricing, assortment, marketing activities and merchandising opportunities/risks, forecast changes and supply issues.

  • Complete all administrative duties in an accurate and timely manner.

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree required.

  • 2+ years industry experience with progressive role responsibility

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