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At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

1.POSITION:    Marketing Director

2.DIVISION: ANNA                         

3.FUNCTION: PND Marketing                

4.REPORTS TO: Brand Marketing Head


6.EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Bachelor’s Degree or Above.           


Four Main Responsibilities:

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Main Responsibilities

Establishes marketing strategies for the brands & channel and oversees all activities required to achieve them. 

Aligns brand strategy with business unit long-range vision/plan and ensures that objectives are achieved.  Holds brand or multi-brand long-term and short-term marketing & financial plan, as well as profit & loss responsibility.

Assesses, determines, and prioritizes potential market growth opportunities and new product innovation planning, development and implementation. 

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Establishing strategies for creation of line extensions and new products.
  • Planning, managing, and executing strategies/programs for portfolio of brands.
  • Establishing an externally focused, customer and consumer-centric organization; using insights to choose the right strategies for brand growth both short term and long term.
  • Positioning portfolio to meet changing needs of markets, consumers, and business objectives.
  • Developing short and long term strategic insights and opportunities from trend drivers and analyses.
  • Creating an appropriate blend of consumer, trade and/or Health Care Professional investment to maximize growth.
  • Manage total product portfolio and P&L and directly involved with all aspects of the business.
  • Managing risk appropriately; making the right resource allocation decisions.
  • Acquiring, developing, and retaining top talent. Creates a learning environment with focus on employee development.


  • Industry experiences
    • Multiple product business
    • Growth business/acquisition
    • Mature/declining business
    • Renewal/turn-around
    • Long range Planning
    • Strategy development, execution, and measurement
    • P&L, budgeting, planning & forecasting, finance
    • Risk-based analysis and decision making, and contingency planning
    • Talent management/development
    • Sales & distribution skills
    • Regulatory, QA, legal policies/environment

  • Position experiences:  
    • Execute a series of increasingly complex brand management assignments in multiple categories.  Work in more than one business, in more than one geographic location.
    • Turn around under-performing or failing brand(s).  Take on and succeed with assignments where risks and opportunities are high.  Overcome obstacles.
    • Launch new brands and new products.  Bring innovations to existing brands and products to market.
    • Move from an operational “doing” role to a strategic one.  Achieve results through teams rather than individual effort.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of business drivers and an ability to influence them to achieve growth.
    • Carry brand strategy and P&L responsibility.
    • Possess a track record of tangible results in each role
  • Required Brand Management Expertise
    • Stage gate analyses/product development processes
    • Launch recommendations
    • Customer, consumer, and shopper insights and understanding
    • Category dynamics
    • Brand visioning and positioning
    • Product branding and messaging
    • Complex pricing strategies
    • Competitive benchmarking and strategies
    • Resource acquisition & allocation
    • Marketing spend ROI
    • Promotions, advertising, external agency relationships
    • Trade/retail and/or healthcare/institutional marketing
    • Media relations

  • Language Skills
    • Chinese and English proficient
    • Computer Skills:
    • able to utilize computer programs such as notes, excel and powerpoint to compile, build, analyse and consolidate data.
  • Mobility:  N/A
  • Certificate Required: N/A
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Job Breakdown

Job ID: 30048953

Job Family: Marketing Support

Location: China - Shanghai - Shanghai

Travel: Not specified

Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable

Significant Work Activities: Not Applicable

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