Careers

Inspire and Commit to Each Other
Our personal integrity, trust of our colleagues, and dedication to our work creates
an environment of respect and excellence throughout Ameda.

This Ameda Core Value leads to a team-oriented culture where all are challenged to think beyond the obvious. If you have a desire to learn, grow and innovate, you can find purpose and satisfaction with us. At Ameda, you can make a contribution to an industry dedicated to improving the lives of mothers and babies.

There is no typical day at Ameda. Our market and our customers are always changing. This results in a highly stimulating atmosphere, where each employee can flourish based on his or her area of expertise.

Ameda is committed to creating opportunities for qualified, enthusiastic employees who want to broaden their skills. Our growth makes it possible to offer a spectrum of development options. We are interested in learning more about you. Resumes can be sent to Recruiting@ameda.com.

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Current Opportunities

Design Engineer

Buffalo Grove, IL


 Job Description:

Ameda, Inc is a leading producer of Class I and II medical devices supporting the retail and institutional Breastfeeding industry.  Due to increased growth, we are currently seeking a Design Engineer to add to our staff in Buffalo Grove, IL.

 The Design Engineer will support design related aspects of both existing and new product development.  The Design Engineer must be able to understand input requirements and develop solutions to complete initiatives.  The Design Engineer will identify key components of the product considering cost, timing, and design for manufacturability / assembly.  This position is very hands on, working closely with marketing and quality to verify and validate new products and product changes.  Infrequent international travel is required.


 Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Create, plan and execute Engineering Change Notices
  • Update 3D and 2D CAD data (drawings)
  • Create and / or maintain Bills of Materials
  • Work with Cross Functional Teams to document and define projects
  • Project Planning and Scheduling / Coordination with Cross Functional teams on multiple project types
    • Marketing
    • Tooling
    • Procurement
    • Supply Chain
    • Product Integrity and Quality
    • Asia suppliers

 Required Experience


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or MET is required; Min 2 years industry experience is desired


Required Technical Competencies

  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Computer Skills
    • Proficient with MS Office Suite
    • Proficiency with Solid Modeling (Solidworks preferred)
  • Demonstrated understanding of Bills Of Materials and Engineering Change Notices
  • Project Experience – understanding of design and development procedures, milestones, etc…
  • Mechanical Engineering Aptitude
    • Electro-Mechanical knowledge
    • Problem resolution / Corrective and Preventive Action

 

Desired Secondary Competencies

  • Medical Device Experience or Regulated Industry
  • Regulatory Experience (FDA, UL, CE, CPSIA, etc…)
  • Pneumatics Experience
  • Electronics Experience (motors, switches, circuit boards, etc…)
  • Plastics experience (injection molding)
  • Consumer products experience (Biomechanical, Human Factors, etc…)
  • Experience with the International Suppliers (Asia, Mexico)

National Account Manager

Buffalo Grove, IL

Responsibilities
 

The National Account Manager (NAM) is responsible for managing and leading the growth and development of national account business at Target, Babies R Us (USA and Canada), and Amazon. This role reports directly to the Vice President, Retail Sales & Marketing at Ameda.  The position will be based out of Ameda’s corporate headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Illinois (northwest Chicago suburbs). 

  • Responsible for key customer development with assigned Headquarter national accounts.
  • Partner with brand marketing and customers to develop customized sales plans that meet customer objectives while operating within Ameda's corporate initiatives and guidelines.
  • Provide category thought leadership and insights to drive both category growth and Ameda business.
  • Responsible for tactical programming and execution designed to achieve Ameda's net sales, volume and share objectives.
  • Manage accruals and lump sum funding budgets to provide consumer driven merchandising, sound fiscal management of total customer spending, and deduction management within Ameda's guidelines.       Manage the development and delivery of customized HQ presentations. Create selling platforms for field execution.
  • Work closely with Category Analyst to develop and execute programs with assigned national accounts. 
  • Work closely with Category Analyst and Supply Chain team to build quarterly and annual forecasts at the SKU level.
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of customer specification and promotional contracts.
  • Effectively partner with internal and external Ameda resources to ensure all Ameda and customer goals/objectives are met and/or exceeded. 


Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Business or related field, MBA a plus
  • 5+ years of progressive, related experience in the CPG industry
  • Corporate/HQ Sales experience
  • Broker Management experience a plus
  • Experience managing trade funds
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Microsoft office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); experience with other customer/trade planning systems preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time

Project Engineer

 

Buffalo Grove, IL

 

Job Description:

Ameda, Inc is a leading producer of Class I and II medical devices supporting the retail and institutional Breastfeeding industry.  Due to increased growth, we are currently seeking a Project  Engineer to add to our staff in Buffalo Grove, IL.

 

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer with 3+ years of experience working with electro-mechanical medical devices.  The individual interfaces with Marketing, Supply Chain, and Quality assurance within Ameda and also works with outside suppliers and resources to deliver projects according to schedule and within budget.

 

This position affords a unique opportunity to use engineering and project management principles to deliver a multitude of new products as well as enhancements and extensions to existing product lines.

 

Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Generate and monitor project schedules
  • Generate product Specifications and Requirements
  • Manage and oversee outside design firms and resources
  • Provide feedback to design team(s), making necessary adjustments to meet plan.
  • Manage internal project teams (quality, regulatory, marketing, sales) ensuring all functions reach consensus on design, enabling deliverables to be met.
  • Monitor budget and provide project status updates and reports.
  • Oversee the launch plan; ensure that all the requirements are met so the product can go to market.
  • Perform/oversee test and validation plans.
  • Ensure all projects meet appropriate regulatory requirements (FDA, CE, UL, …).

 

Required Experience

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering plus 5 years related experience which must include:
    • Design of plastic injected molded parts, electro-mechanical systems, etc.
    • CAD design (Solid Works preferred) – 2D and 3D
  • Highly desirable/preferred experience:
    • Exposure to the medical device industry working with Class I and II products
    • Negative Pressure Pumps or delivery devices
    • Electronics Experience (motors, switches, circuit boards, etc…)
    • Regulatory experience to include FDA, UL, CE, ANSI and ISO
    • Consumer products experience (Biomechanical, Human Factors, etc…)
    • Experience with the International Suppliers (Asia, Mexico)

 

Required Technical Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Business Acumen – knowledgeable of finance, marketing, sales, procurement, manufacturing, and budgeting functions
  • Project Management Skills – ability to set project plans and meet key milestones on time
  • Computer skills – MS Office Suite to include MS Project
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a team

Retail Product Manager

Buffalo Grove, IL

General Responsibilities:

Since 1942, Ameda, Inc. has been dedicated to helping moms and babies breastfeed successfully. We are looking for a Product Manager to plan and execute new product development projects for our consumer product line.  These projects will deliver innovative, high quality products that meet customer needs, revenue and margin goals and speed to market timelines.  While involved with the entire product lifecycle, the Product Manager’s main focus is on driving global new product development from the point of concept definition through production.  The role will be simultaneous responsible for multiple projects.  The Product Manager will lead a cross functional team (engineering, quality, clinical, procurement, operations, finance, etc.) in the planning and execution of projects targeted at expanding the Ameda line with new and enhanced products. 

 

Examples of Typical Activities:

 Product Marketing

    • Create and lead execution of brand plans.
    • Perform category, competitive, customer and self brand situation analysis of trends, results, documenting implications to the business.
    • Lead all packaging activities for brands managed.
    • Represent brands in line-reviews and in sales presentations.
    • Help develop creative briefs and brand creative and consumer communications, including advertising promotions and other consumer communications.
    • Gather customer voice from multiple listening points, including consumers, retailers and healthcare professionals.
    • Provides input and ideas as part of product roadmap planning processes.
    • Define product business cases through requirement documents containing prioritized features, financial estimates, feasibility analysis, ROI and NPV analyses and develop the core positioning and messaging for the product.
    • Identify product differentiation opportunities with an eye on competitive product features and selling tactics.
    • Development launch plans that include promotional materials, advertising, digital content and training.  Work with sales management and retailers to establish programs necessary for successful product launch and sales attainment.
    • Work closely with clinical, QA/RA team members to coordinate the attainment of testing and other documentation necessary for the regulatory aspects of product submissions and promotion of cleared products.
Project Management
    • Formulates and gains approval for overall project plan in consultation with management and other stakeholders.
    • Monitors progress to plan and implements actions as needed to maintain commitments.
    • Lead cross-functional team with diverse skill sets to bring projects to a successful close. May include external resources and contracted companies.
    • Provide reporting to the executive staff illustrating the progress of projects and associated barriers to success and identification of corrective actions.
    • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and managed appropriately.
    • Builds accountability and predictability around project activities for new product releases.

 

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business or Life Science. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years in Consumer Packaged Goods industry.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in managing complex, cross-functional new product development projects. Project Management Certification (CAPM, PMI, PMP) preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years experience researching and translating customer needs into relevant product requirements.
  • Proven successful lead of a new product launch team.
  • Experience in developing products in a regulated industry environment. GMP, ISO and FDA quality system regulations preferred.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.

 

Required Technical Competencies

  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong business acumen with a customer centric perspective.
  • Highly skilled on project management techniques with through understanding of product planning and new product development process execution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Working medical terminology knowledge or breastfeeding industry experience preferred.
  • Willing and able to travel, approximately 20%.

 

Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to the management team and board of directors

Required Behavioral Competencies

  • Adaptability – Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships – Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Initiates Action – Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes actions to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
  • Contributes to Team Success – Actively participates as the lead of a team to move members toward the completion of goals.
  • Managing Work – Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Quality Orientation – Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved. Shows concern for all aspects of the job. Accurately checks processes and tasks.

RN ParentCare Service Representative

Location: Buffalo Grove, IL


Ameda, Inc., one of the leading breast pump manufacturers for new mothers, is looking for an for a registered nurse (RN) to be a part of our on-site ParentCare Service team/call center located in Buffalo Grove, IL. The main role will be to manage potential medical device reporting cases. Additional responsibilities will include providing back up support for the Parent Care team as needed during peak call times and/or periods of short staffing. Back up support includes but is not limited to troubleshooting Ameda products with customers via phone (as part of the general Parent Care call queue), email and/or social media; answering basic consumer questions and follow-up on consumer orders and shipments.

Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Assessing potential medical device reporting cases with proper documentation from appropriate team members.
  • Perform general administrative follow-up and documentation of calls and questions in a timely manner
  • Place orders for replacement parts
  • Work with business customers on order entry and follow up

Required Qualifications

  • RN, minimum of 1 year experience in outpatient setting
  • Phone triage
  • Good medical documentation practices
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Previous worked in team environment
  • Open to constructive feedback
  • Excel and Word proficiency

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS
  • IBCLC or CLC
  • Hospital experience or home visit experience as RN
  • Customer Relationship Management system experience
  • Call center experience
  • Leadership experience

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Adaptability – Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships – Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Initiates Action – Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes actions to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
  • Contributes to Team Success – Actively participates as the lead of a team to move members toward the completion of goals.
  • Managing Work – Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Quality Orientation – Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved. Shows concern for all aspects of the job. Accurately checks processes and tasks.
  • Customer Focus- Resolves time sensitive issues by actively listening to the customer and demonstrating appropriate empathy; effectively balances the needs of the customer with the needs of the business

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