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Category Manager, Drug Channel - Minneapolis, MN

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

**About Abbott**

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Minneapolis, MN, currently has an opportunity for a **Category Manager – Drug Channel** . This position will have direct responsibilities for Abbott’s Walgreens and CVS businesses, leading category management and shopper insights to drive our brands towards growth. Responsibilities include providing advanced analytics, shopper and consumer insights, and category recommendations to internal and external customers. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to identify and present recommendations and develop effective and accurate reporting tools.

This position will have interaction with the customer and have high visibility with National Account managers, multiple Team Leaders, internal Shopper Experience team members and Directors.

This position will report to the Team Leader, Category Management.


**Best in Class Category Management**

+ Cultivate business relationship with Walgreens and CVS key contacts to develop and maintain best-in-class Category Analytics and Insights partnership

+ Identify key business opportunities for the category at a macro and micro level, while providing category management expertise to assist in achieving customer-specific goals.

+ Deliver strategic and tactical initiatives aligned with the retailer’s business goals and objectives, driving market share, while pursuing all opportunities to drive category growth.

+ Actively support and partner with Walgreens and CVS Sales and Shopper Marketing partners to foster a cross-functional, multi-tiered selling approach

+ Develop, review and support best-in-class merchandising recommendations that align with Abbott’s strategic direction and insights

+ Work seamlessly with onsite and offsite teammates to deliver shopper insights understanding.

**Retailer Support**

+ Progress Abbott’s category impact, build retailer relationships and support key decision making that drives Abbott’s position at shelf.

+ Build Abbott equity and influence retailer as a category knowledge resource.

+ Plan and execute activities to develop, present and implement category management initiatives.

+ Provide relevant category and shopper insights to drive assortment, distribution, category placement and aisle recommendations.

**Analytical Expertise**

+ Perform comprehensive category reviews, using retailer-preferred metrics and omni-channel industry analysis.

+ Maintain and improve category reporting and efficiencies to drive business understanding and insights analysis, with specific emphasis on Numerator and CVS ExtraCare shopper panel.

+ Champion implementation and adoption for existing and new analytical tools and resources.

+ Maintain proficiency in the use of Abbott computer systems, space management software (JDA), Nielsen Workstation, IRI-syndicated data, Numerator, Microsoft programs (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook).



+ Bachelor's Degree

+ Excellent communication and organizational skills

+ Ability to identify and present recommendations

+ Ability to develop effective and accurate reporting tools

+ Advanced excel experience


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

+ **A fast-paced work environment** where your safety is our priority (Include for Manufacturing roles only)

+ Production areas that are **clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled** (Include for Manufacturing roles only)

+ **Training and career development** , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

+ **Financial security** through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

+ **Health care and well-being programs** including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

+ **Paid time off**

+ **401(k)** retirement savings with a generous company match

+ **The stability of a company** with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

**Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:** (

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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Category Manager, Drug Channel - Minneapolis, MN

Full time
Minneapolis, MN

Published on 04/17/2021

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