Abbott Laboratories - Manager Intergrated Business Planning

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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In Germany, Abbott has more than 3,000 employees working in manufacturing, research and development, logistics, sales and marketing. They are located at Abbott`s German headquarters in Wiesbaden and its sites in Hanover, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Wetzlar, Eschborn and Witten. Alere in Cologne and Jena is now Abbott.

The primary role of this position is to drive, coordinate and continuously assess the overall effectiveness and performance of the monthly Integrated Business Planning process at Area level.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the Commercial Director, Area Demand, Finance and EMEAP Leadership in running the monthly Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process to secure highest industry standards and ensure EMEAP commercial delivery

  • Communicate monthly approved IBP Statements to interested stakeholders, highlighting next steps and defining action plans to exploit opportunities or avoid vulnerabilities versus business commitments

  • Establish strong communications within Area and Affiliate to drive best practices in understanding market dynamics, competitive landscape, sales trends and marketing campaigns and related impact on commercial models & demand plans

  • Collaborate with Area Leadership team, Area Demand and country stakeholders to present an integrated plan of assumptions for commercial operations

  • Drive and improve the New Product Introduction & End-to-life processes across EMEA

  • Understand Major strategies for the Area and Affiliates. Serve as a link between Global, EMEA and Affiliates

  • Collaborate with Finance and other interested stakeholders to ensure alignment and integration with the rolling Financial forecasting (LBE) process

  • Continuously establishes, evaluates and improves the set of KPIs needed to best support the business planning and associated decision-making process

  • Proactively identify, develop and lead rollout of new tools, systems and processes to simplify and improve IBP effectiveness

Your Profile:

  • Graduate university level education – preferably in business/scientific-related disciplines. Advanced degree and previous sales/marketing or other relevant experience a plus

  • Previous experience in the integrated business or sales and operations planning process and knowledge of class A Business Excellence concepts required

  • At least 3 to 5 years of previous experience within the medical device or pharmaceutical industry. Should include strategic/tactical medical device/healthcare marketing and/or sales

  • Experience including accomplishments in new market entries, product launches, project management, demand and supply management

  • Innovative thinking, strong analytical skills and ability to build trustworthy relationships with internal clients and other key stakeholders

  • Excellent ability to effectively convey clear and concise messages, tailoring training, communication and presentations to a diverse audience within the organization

  • Capability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment to deliver on communicated timelines and objectives

  • Displays a desire for continuous learning and development, demonstrating potential for growth and capability of moving on to roles with extended responsibilities

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel & PowerPoint), SAP APO or IBP demand planning modules a plus

  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of a second language is desirable

Abbott Germany has a range and variety of jobs on offer in a positive and dynamic environment that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide development opportunities as part of our comprehensive Talent Management Program. Your contribution to the company’s success will be rewarded with a competitive salary package. We offer comprehensive benefits to suit the lifestyles of all our employees, from a retirement plan that is far above market average, a save-as-you-earn program, to educational scholarships for children, and health management initiatives for staff and their dependents.

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application.

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