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

Director Global Marketing

Location: Buffalo Grove, IL

General Responsibilities:

Ameda is seeking to hire a Director, Global Marketing who will serve as a key member of the firm’s global executive management team and report to the CEO. This position will have overall responsibility for providing leadership and strategic direction for managing the company’s global business and providing direction for new product development.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in consumer marketing, preferably in a regulated environment.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with mass retailers such as Target, Walmart and Babies“R”Us.  The candidate should have extensive experience with online marketing and social market and preferable have experience marketing to moms.

The position’s responsibilities are to be executed in accordance with the mission, philosophy and objectives of Ameda and will require a team oriented approach.

Must provide cover letter and resume. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop 5-year strategic plan for global business as part of overall strategic plan for Ameda
  • Set tactical and strategic direction for the global business
  • Drive customer value proposition including promotional plan, pricing, assortment, customer experience
  • Establish and implement consumer marketing programs including in-store, online, advertising and social media to drive growth and optimization of consumer awareness, market share and/or specified retail initiatives
  • Provide guidance & direction to the Ameda new product development team in the development and production of new products
  • Plans, budgets and oversees the execution of annual operating plans
  • Lead annual line reviews with mass retailers in conjunction with retail sales

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a high level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 5-10 years of global marketing experience, preferably in a regulated environment
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in consumer marketing, preferably to moms
  • MBA preferred with an emphasis in marketing
  • Experience working with mass retailers such as Target, Walmart, and Babies”R”Us, from preparation and execution of line reviews through execution of product launch, global mass retail experience preferred
  • Digital marketing experience including SEO, online advertising, public relations, social media, online influencer management, and email campaigns
  • Ownership of consumer insights, research and development of marketing requirements for new product development
  • Experience collaborating with cross functional teams in the areas of design, engineering and brand marketing to align and execute consumer product strategy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with multicultural sensitivities
  • Willingness to travel internationally (approximately 20-25% travel required

Financial Analyst

General Responsibilities:

This role will work with our external/internal business partners to properly manage the relationship of his/her accounts from start to finish.  This includes but not limited to: setting up on-boarding portals, managing product portfolio, cash collection disputes, EDI order processing, and overall problem resolution.  In addition, this person will work on such areas as order fulfillment, customer collection calls, researching unapplied/credit memos, rental billing and collection, and return authorization. This person will also support the management of our institutional fleet of rental pumps.  As a member of this dynamic team - your input, efforts and contributions will have a direct impact on the bottom line. This position is a member of the finance team.  

Cover letter and resume required.

Examples of Typical Activities

  • Working with the Finance Team to reconcile customer charge backs
  • Working with the operations departments on Mass Retail Inventory availability
  • Pump fulfillment
  • Rental billing/collection
  • Assure Customer billings are correct
  • Make collection calls
  • Investigate and resolve cash disputes
  • Set up new customers
  • Participate in the annual price increase process
  • Help Establish credit lines for customers
  • Basic accounting understanding
  • Special projects as requested

Required Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business plus. Additionally, 2-5 years of relevant experience

Healthcare/Mass Retail experience a plus

Required Technical Competencies

  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Knowledge of Credit and Collection Policies
  • Proficient with computers (MS Office Suite, Data entry)
    • Pivot tables
    • Vlookups
  • Netsuite Knowledge a plus
  • EDI knowledge a plus

 Required Behavioral Competencies

  • Planning and Organizing – Establishes courses of action for themself to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Contributes to Team Success – Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
  • Applied Learning – Assimilates and applies new job related information in a timely manner.
  • Follow Up – Monitors the results of delegations, assignments, or projects, considers the skills, knowledge, and experience of the assigned individual and the characteristics of the assignment or project.
  • Initiates Action – Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
Work Standards – Sets high standards of performance; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self imposes standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed

Supply Chain Planner

Location: Buffalo Grove, IL

Job Description: We are seeking an experienced Supply Chain Planner responsible for the Sales and Operations Planning across Ameda’s Global supply chain.  This position is responsible for managing the execution of our contract manufacturing partners to produce product supporting our sales plan.   The goal of the Supply Chain Planner is to improve service quality and reduce total costs across the supply chain.  The Supply Chain Planner is required to work interactively with the business teams to support short and long term product strategies.  The Supply Chain Planner is responsible to maintain supplier relationships and validate requirements are achieved in the areas of quality, cost and responsiveness to the company’s strategic goals.  Limited International and Domestic travel will be required in this position.

Must provide cover letter and resume. 

 Typical Activities:

  • Leading the Sales and Operations Planning process globally
  • Maintaining Global forecasts within our ERP system
  • Develop and monitor Master Planning schedules
  • Manage and execute supply strategies for business units
  • Participate on new product development teams to execute successful product launches
  • Weekly and monthly reporting on service levels, working capital and Master Planning schedule compliance
  • Support and manage additional IT integration activities as required
  • Continually identify and execute quality and cost savings across the Supply Chain
  • Communicate with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers in North America, Europe, and Asia
  • Support Sales growth initiatives by monitoring manufacturing capacities
  • Lead Operations through product and service quality issues as they arise

 Required Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required plus minimum of 5 – 8 yrs of Master Planning experience with contract manufacturing in a fast paced consumer product business.

 Required Technical Competencies

  • Contract Manufacturing production planning experience
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Project Management Skills – ability to follow project plans and meet key milestones
  • Demonstrated Negotiation Skills – ability to develop and execute a negotiation strategy
  • Strong working knowledget in ERP and MRP software
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite

 Desired Secondary Competencies

  • Global production planning experience
  • Medical Device Manufacturing Planning experience
  • ISO 13485 or 9001 experience
  • Multi-facility management experience

 Required Behavioral Competencies

  • Quality Orientation - Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checks processes and tasks; is watchful over a period of time.
  • Builds Strategic Working Relationships - Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Facilitates Change - Encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.
  • Manages Work - Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Decision Making – Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Initiates Action – Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
  • Contributes to Team Success - Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.