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

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / OFFICE MANAGER

Job Title: Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Performs administrative and office support activities for multiple executives as well as responsible for the day-to-day oversight and continuous improvement of office functions at Ameda.  The ideal candidate is extremely organized, detail oriented, able to work with minimal supervision, and generally familiar with a variety of office processes.  Sensitivity to confidential matters is required. 

Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Support for Executive Management team in all areas including:
    • Book Travel
    • Complete Expenses
    • Prepare presentations
    • Word Processing
    • Spreadsheet creation
  • Telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors
  • Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills.
  • Meeting organization and logistics.
  • Oversee office supplies, parking passes, office access badges, FedEx equipment, mailing equipment and office printers.
  • Oversee kitchen and kitchen supply management
  • Make shipping requests, accept packages and deliveries.
  • Oversee Ameda wireless account, phone requests and wireless cost optimization.
  • Daily mail retrieval and delivery

Required Experience

  • Associates Degree in Business, or related field
  • Computer knowledge
  • Advanced MS Office Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extremely organized and demonstrates attention to detail.

 

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 Trust – Interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  • Customer Focus – Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive customer relationships.
  • Initiates Action – Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
  • Planning / Organization - Establishes priorities that address the details and timelines needed to achieve the intended results
  • Judgment - Formulates creative solutions to problems. Resolves sensitive issues without making the situation worse. Provides advice and/or information to individuals and teams in a timely manner.
  • Flexibility / Adaptability to Change - Displays flexibility and openness in daily work and encourages others to stay open to change, improvements, etc.; Adapts own attitudes and behavior to work effectively with different people and situations; Accepts and readily adapts to changing priorities, better ideas, strategies, procedures, and methods.

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GLOBAL BRAND MANAGER, CONSUMER MARKETING AND BRAND EQUITY

Role Summary:

At Ameda, our mission is to empower mothers worldwide to meet their breastfeeding goals by providing products that make breastfeeding more comfortable, safe and convenient. Everything we offer - Ameda breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories, Ameda breastfeeding education, Ameda’s support of moms, clinicians, and customers – reflects our passion for breastfeeding. We are looking for a Global Brand Manager, Consumer Marketing and Brand Equity, to join our dynamic, fast-paced marketing team. This role is essential to Ameda’s marketing organization in leading two key growth drivers for Ameda: building the brand and accelerating growth in Ameda’s consumer-facing channels (Affordable Care Act/Insurance Channel, Retail, E-commerce) and development, deployment, and continuous management of Ameda brand equity and design across the consumer brand experience touchpoints. The GBM will directly report to VP of Global Marketing.

 

Key Accountabilities:

Consumer Marketing (Affordable Care Act/Insurance Channel, Retail, E-commerce)

  • Owns and leads the generation and strategic analysis of consumer insights and competitive intelligence across direct-to-consumer channels.
  • Applies a deep understanding of consumer insights, channel dynamics, category drivers, mega consumer trends and competition by analyzing multi-source data (including POS and Nielsen) to develop actionable consumer brand strategy and marketing plan and track ROI and business progress.
  • Leverages brand positioning/equity and consumer/channel insights to develop strong creative briefs, design and execute compelling, insight-driven marketing and brand building campaigns (i.e. print, digital, events, conferences, promotional materials, education, grassroots, PR) targeting moms. Works closely with Digital Marketing Manager to drive development and execution of a strong digital and content strategy. Effectively drives medical/regulatory review process to gain approval on campaigns and brand messaging. Evaluates campaign impact to business and brand.
  • Leads marketing initiatives and brand guidance to support Ameda retail and ACA teams and channel partners. Represent the brand from marketing perspective at channel partner meetings/line reviews. Co-leads the management of retail promotion planning and budget with Retail Sales Director.
  • Collaborates closely with Innovation Brand Manager on direct-to-consumer innovation ideas and pipeline development; contributes throughout Stage-Gate process for innovation projects and owns consumer market launch and activation.
  • Lead all packaging activities for the consumer-facing products to drive consumer value optimization.
  • Effectively manages consumer marketing budget; uses resources effectively with a focus on prioritization and ROI.

Brand Equity/Design Management

  • Owns and leads the development, deployment and continuous evolvement and stewardship of Ameda brand equity including brand visual identity and assets, design, pyramid, and architecture; energizes internal teams on the brand and develop and champion distinctive brand assets to be deployed as part of consumer communications and creative campaigns globally.
  • Develops unique strategic plans to optimize the brand experience for the consumer at user touchpoints, graphics, retail, and visual interfaces; collaborates with internal creative designer or external agencies to bring the plans to life.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • College degree in Marketing, Business, or in a business-related field; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Consumer Marketing/Brand Management with a focus on consumer marketing and brand equity
  • Meaningful, transferrable experience and knowledge of consumer goods/durables, or consumer-facing medical devices (Ideally in an environment where go-to-market strategy involves both consumers and Health Care Professionals; and complex channel structure exists including insurance/payers and retail)
  • Solid knowledge, experience, and proven success in:
    • Leading consumer insights generation, brand equity development and activation
    • Building brands from early strategy development to market launch and growth, with strong focus on digital brand building
    • Traditional retail environment (Channel dynamics/Analytics including Nielsen and POS data) and E-commerce (Amazon.com experience strongly preferred)
  • Strong business model savvy, a general management and ‘can do’ aptitude, and strong leadership skills to create direction and inspire greatness with cross-functional teams and external partners
  • Strong communication skills; highly collaborative with ability to build solid internal and external partnerships
  • Strategic thinking ability along with enthusiasm and capability for flawless marketing execution and focus on details. Strong ability to see the big picture, analyze trends and draw relationships and hypotheses.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Knowledge and passion for consumer brand marketing, purpose-driven businesses and brands with mom/baby focus.
  • Willing and able to travel, approximately 10-15%. (Job will be based full-time in Ameda’s home office in Buffalo Grove, IL)

 Required Behavioral Competencies

  • Adaptability – Maintains effectiveness when experiencing changes in work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
  • Facilitates Change – Encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change.
  • Follow Up – Establishes processes to monitor the results of delegations, assignments, or projects; takes into consideration the skills, knowledge, and experience of the assigned individual and characteristics of the assignment.
  • Managing Work – Effectively manages time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently within timelines.
  • Quality Orientation – Accomplishing projects by considering all areas involved, shows concern for all aspects of the job ‘no matter how small’.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with a sense of urgency; values the opportunity to make a difference and out-of-the-box thinking.

ACCOUNTANT

General Responsibilities:

This person will work on areas such as rental billing, reviewing institutional pump contracts, support the CFO on tax and audit requirements, manage Ameda’s institutional pumps and fixed assets, and act as the company’s system administrator. 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.

Examples of Typical Activities

  • Fixed Asset accounting
  • Assist Finance team with tax and audit requirements
  • Pump fulfillment
  • Rental billing
  • Contract review
  • Administrator for NetSuite, Concur, AvaTax, and credit cards
  • Ad Hoc reports and analysis as needed
  • Special projects as requested

Required Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
Additionally, 2 – 4 years of relevant experience
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.

 

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