Manager, Competitive Intelligence & Strategy

Manager, Competitive Intelligence & Strategy


Job locationIllinois, US

Region of responsibilityAmericas

DescriptionAbbott 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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

Our location in Abbott Park, IL, currently has an opportunity for a Manager, Competitive Intelligence & Strategy. Leads the identification and prioritization of current and emerging growth opportunities based on market, category and consumer trends, and competitive insights. Helps inform strategic planning, portfolio strategy/white space, and innovation and creates competitive advantage for Abbott Nutrition International teams.

What You’ll Work On

Growth Opportunity Identification

Understand market, category, and consumer macro trends to uncover growth pockets in emerging markets/consumer segments and serve as an early warning function

Identify, quantify, and prioritize demand space growth opportunities across categories and brands to help inform strategic planning, portfolio strategy/white space, innovation, brand communication, activation, and commercial execution

Partner with Global Marketing to develop growth frameworks for key strategic growth opportunities

Competitive Intelligence

Conducts 360-degree assessments of competitive landscape and specific competitors using primary and secondary research, and publicly available data sources including investor portals, analyst briefings, social media, trade shows/congresses, syndicated data etc.

Distill complex structured and unstructured competitive intelligence into real-time insights for commercial leadership teams

Produce materials on market and competitive trends and insights; global dissemination of current and emerging growth opportunities based on competitive insights

Assist in the development and maintenance of a competitive intelligence portal on ANI’s decision intelligence platform (Periscope)

Lead wargaming workshops for strategic initiatives and/or product launches in key markets

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, economics, or related field; advanced degree preferred

10+ years of progressive relevant experience, preferably in CPG management consulting or a combination of supplier-side and manufacturer-side experience. Consumer Health Care industry experience is a plus

Strong analytics skills and comfortable with financial statements, market research and dissecting earnings reports

Skilled at diagnosing complex problems, simplifying complex data, and translating consumer and analytical insights to business opportunities

Advanced skills in base business tools (Excel/Powerpoint); Experience in Data Visualization tools such as Tableau and Power BI is a plus

Outstanding communication skills; ability to think analytically to understand complex or ambiguous problems or issues and communicate solutions/conclusions clearly and concisely

Experience deploying new capability in a complex and highly matrixed organization

Strong project management skills; successfully executing complex projects from design to completion

Autonomy, strong presence & inspirational ability

Strategic, integrative, and analytical thinking

Strong collaboration and influence skills up-down-across organization and cultures/geographies

Consistent high performance and delivery

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is

$90,700.00 – $181,300.00
In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Market Development and Research

ANI International Nutrition

United States > Abbott Park : AP06C



Yes, 5 % of the Time


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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