Abbott Sr. National Account Specialist supporting Costco - Seattle, WA - Abbott Nutrition in Seattle, Washington

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.

WHO WE ARE:

Created in 1903, Abbott’s nutrition business is a division of Abbott, the global healthcare company. As a leader in nutrition science, research and development, our goal is to deliver nutrition products and education that meet the changing needs of families across the world. We make products to help babies and children grow, that work to keep bodies strong, and that support the unique nutritional and therapeutic needs of adults. Nutrition is the foundation to healthy living and here at Abbott Nutrition, we provide resources to help people live their best life. We are behind some of the world's most trusted names in pediatric, adult, and healthy living nutritional product brands such as: Similac® infant formulas, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, ZonePerfect®, and Glucerna®.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR :

You’re passionate about WINNING and LEARNING! Today’s environment is ever-changing and we look for a team member who is willing to adjust as the market demands.

You love to SOLVE problems! We are looking for dynamic thinkers who strive to understand a situation, identify solutions and can navigate organizations to put those solutions into place and drive growth.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

Sr. National Account Specialist-Retail Sales will have retail sales responsibilities to grow a portion of the Abbott Nutrition portfolio at Costco. This role will be part of the Seattle based sales team which manages one of Abbott Nutrition’s largest and growing retail customers. This role will require ongoing identification of growth opportunities and strong collaboration with the customer and internal resources across brand marketing teams, finance, supply chain, category management, shopper marketing, etc and will have responsibility for sales presentations and buy-in, sales analytics, demand planning/ forecasting, program reconciliation and ecommerce/

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Account Management:

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

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

  • Develop & assist National Account Managers with development of presentations for key initiatives

Financial Predictability/ Forecasting:

  • Primary point of contact for planning and forecasting.

  • Advise on forecast related matters and coordinate meeting review with NAM/Analyst for each BU

  • Conducts financial review/monthly tracking for given account with Team Lead and/or Director

E-commerce Liaison:

  • Maintain in-depth understanding of current status of e-commerce at Costco

  • Able to work between Abbott and Costco on e-commerce needs

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCES

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required

  • 2-3 years relevant work experience, retail sales experience strongly desired (either internally or externally)

  • Working knowledge of sales management systems, forecasting & budgeting

  • Working knowledge of syndicated data & customer POS systems

  • Strong analytical abilities and experience working in excel

  • Skilled verbal & written communication both internally & externally

  • Ability to manage ambiguity and complex situations

  • Ability to build strong relationships

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