District Sales Manager - Chicago, IL (Pediatric Nutrition)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: ABLAUS31022283ENUSEXTERNAL
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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
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 the Chicago, IL area currently has an opportunity for a District Sales Manager.
The District Sales Manager is responsible for providing tactical and administrative management for the planning, development and controlling of activities to ensure sales and share increases for the district, while effectively utilizing budgeted funds allocated to all territories within the district and upholding and promoting corporate policies and objectives
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
50% - Developing territory manager's skills to ensure sales and share growth, may be done through training, coaching, inspiring, etc. Working in the field (avg. 10 times per Rep) annually and completing the associated documentation needed to support the visit (TM Evaluation, follow letter, etc.)
25% - Team/ human resources management functions (such as evaluating performance, providing performance improvement coaching, writing performance appraisals, etc.) Performing recruitment and selection duties such as sourcing, interviewing and maintaining a diverse candidate pool, participating in job fairs, maintaining a file of qualified candidates in the event of turnover.
20 %- Administrative - Driving the business through proper resource allocation and budgeting (such as gratis and expenses); communicating with Regional Director regarding issues and opportunities
5% - Special Projects such as - Conducting meetings, training sessions, etc.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Minimum of 3 years sales leadership experience. Preferably 5-10 years.
Master ability in technical products sales, conduct, written and verbal communication
Ability to adapt personal style to meet the needs of others
Strong organization and planning skills
Demonstrated strength in training
Demonstrated strength in strategic thinking, decision making, teamwork, initiative, driving the business
Ability to understand and implement field sales directives and management policies
Accountability / Scope/Budget:
District Budget including managing financial and marketing resources
Accountability for district staff of Sales Representatives
Ability to travel; mandatory for all sales meetings
WHAT WE OFFER
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
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.
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.