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

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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


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

Quality Engineer

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 Quality Engineer to add to our staff in Buffalo Grove, IL

The Quality Engineer is a member of the Quality team and has the following responsibilities:

  • Execute CAPA investigations for product and process issues.
  • Perform complaint investigations.
  • Provide assistance in running CAPA review board.
  • Develop and/or monitor and analyze complaint metrics and open CAPAs as required.
  • Provide quality support for new product development, design changes, and risk management.
  • Assist in development and presentation of Management Review.
  • Develop return product testing requirements and procedures.
  • Develop test methods as required for product testing.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to laboratory techs in relation to product complaint issues.
  • Write and/or update procedures as required to ensure the quality system is compliant with all applicable regulations.
  • Work with clinical on completing MDR documentation for on-time submittal to the FDA.
  • Develop procedures for issue elevation for possible field action.

Required Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or equivalent quality engineering work experience (8 - 10 years).

  • Medical device experience required.
  • 10+ year experience as a Quality Engineer
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing operations.
  • Experience performing product investigations.
  • Experience with design control, change control, and risk management.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Regulatory cGMP, QSR and ISO knowledge base as related to the medical device industry.
  • Extensive CAPA and problem solving experience.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Excel), Internet based tracking systems
  • ASQ Certification a plus.
  • Must have capability to review, analyze, summarize and interpret quality systems data, draw conclusions, make appropriate decisions and recommendations, write reports and give oral presentations.
  • Must be able to identify and recommend effective solutions to problems, working individually and with others within and outside his/her function.

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.