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Abbott Senior Analyst of Strategic Initiatives - Nutrition - Abbott Park, IL in Abbott Park, Illinois

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Senior Analyst of Strategic Initiatives

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 Lake County, IL currently has an opportunity for a Senior Analyst of Strategic Initiatives as part of the Nutrition division.

The Senior Analyst will play a critical role in defining global strategy and executing against key initiatives to drive revenue and margin growth across the organization. This role is collaborative and cross-functional, with frequent interaction across commercial, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, IT, and other teams. It is also high visibility in nature, with exposure to senior leaders and GMs, and projects spanning Asia Pacific, Latin America, and North America. Reports to Sr. Manager of Strategic Initiatives.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Strategy design and development : support the strategy development process and act as key thought-leader with global function leaders, country GMs, and executive team as they develop their strategies and innovation roadmaps. Help design and execute key strategic initiatives to drive revenue and margin expansion growth.

  • Market insights and competitive intelligence: utilize market research to analyze customer & market trends and identify white space opportunities. Leverage game theory and competitive intelligence to inform business decision-making/ competitive reaction.

  • Business analytics: analyze internal data (sales, gross margin, web metrics & other KPIs) to inform strategic direction. Analyze new market opportunities and new product introductions.

  • Program management: manage implementation of new initiatives globally; track business performance and initiatives against strategic objectives

  • Executive communication: support the preparation and presentation of strategic project proposals and/or status updates to senior management.

  • Ad hoc analysis : support executive team with special projects and tasks.

Education and experience, you’ll bring

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree: finance, accounting, economics, or engineering degree; preferred from top university

Also Required

  • At least 3-5 years of experience from top management consulting firm or Corporate Strategy / Financial Planning function from at global FMCG or Pharmaceutical company.

  • Distinctive problem-solving skills (conceptual, analytical, quantitative); ability to move unstructured challenges to actionable solutions

  • Ability to operate independently with broad scope of responsibility under minimal supervision and under challenging time constraints.

  • Strong analytical background with in-depth knowledge of financial processes

  • Creative “out of the box” thinking to drive transformation

  • Strong work ethic, ambition and hunger to learn

  • Experience and Passion for Consumer Goods, Retail and/or Health Nutrition preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Domain of secondary language preferred (Mandarin, really nice to have, but not a must)

WHAT WE OFFER

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

  • 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: * www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx) 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. Connect with us at www.abbott.com (http://www.abbott.com/) , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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

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