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

East Region Leader / IDN Specialist

Job Title:  East Region Leader / IDN Specialist

The East Region Leader / IDN Specialist ensures that the sales goals Ameda, Inc are met within their territory.  In addition the East Region Leader / IDN Specialist will collaborate with the other Ameda Regional Leaders on developing business plans and sales strategies for the market that ensures attainment of company sales goals and profitability.

As the IDN Specialist you will be challenged to lead the Ameda sales team in managing contracts and relationships with IDN's.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct and monitor the activities of the sales team to achieve and establish sales targets.
  • Identifies shortcomings in a marketing plan and makes adjustments as needed
  • Recognizes top producers for their contributions to the company
  • Prepares sales forecasts on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis
  • Implements national sales programs by developing field sales action plans.
  • Analyzes sales data in order to identify strengths and weakness of a particular promotion
  • Oversees the budget for the company’s sales force
  • Develops policies and procedures as they relate to sales
  • Networks with potential customers and business partners in an effort to promote certain products
  • Approves large contracts
  • Completes regional sales operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintains regional sales staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Establish strong relationships quickly that help facilitate deal closures
  • Apply a consultative financial sell within an executive suite environment
  • Manage a portfolio of large accounts utilizing a strategic selling model

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
  • 8 – 10 years’ experience in Medical Device Sales
  • MBA in Business Administration or related field desired but not required
  • Strong GPO/IDN contacts a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong presentation skills

Required:

  • Financial/executive suite sales experience a must
  • Experience in selling to distributor customers
  • Experience selling within acute care, especially the GPO marketplace important.
  • Knowledge in med/surg products and how to position a portfolio important.

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

Graphic Artist / Marketing Specialist

General Responsibilities:
A Graphic Artist/Marketing Specialist works with other members of their marketing and creative departments to visually convey a particular message, idea or concept. They rely on their knowledge and proficiency with current graphic design programs to produce graphic art and visual materials for packaging, labeling, promotions, advertisements, websites and other mediums.  The Graphic Artist/Marketing Specialist manages the artwork approval process, as well as, the submission and storage of artwork.

Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Prepare and plan concept by gathering/studying information and materials in conjunction with creative brief input.
  • Illustrate concepts by designing rough layout of art regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.
  • Audit artwork packaging and labeling requirements in regulated Medical Device industry.
  • Implement feedback and edits from multiple team members for revision rounds to final approval then prepare and collect for final output.
  • Manages the internal artwork approval process including soft- and hard-copy filing of artwork approvals.
  • Coordinate photography and videography shoots, when applicable.
  • Communicate with outside vendors regarding material specifications, uploads and final artwork print approvals.
  • Coordinate outside freelancers, agencies or temporary artists when applicable.
  • Artwork support to cross-functional teams of Quality, Engineering, Operations and Sales.
  • Contribute to Marketing team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintain technical knowledge and trends by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies.

Required Experience

A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent job-related experience) in Graphic Arts or related field.  Job-related experience in lieu of degree must provide the employee with knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.

Required Technical Competencies

  • Ability to generate advertising and marketing ideas and promotions
  • Strong graphic designer
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite experience – i.e. Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office experience, specifically Excel
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking, project management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Videography, photography or copywriting experience a plus

 

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.
Contributes to Team Success –
Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
Initiates Action –
Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes actions to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
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, no matter how small ‘shows concern for all aspects of the job’ accurately checks processes and tasks: is watchful over a period of time.

 

Tooling Manager

Job Description:

The Tooling Manager develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls.

The Tooling Manager must be an experienced leader with appropriate industry experience, preferably in the medical device field. An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus. A well organized and self-directed individual who is a team player. An articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills. A decisive individual who possesses a "big picture" perspective and is well versed in systems

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

  • Work directly with design engineers on new product development.
  • Performs research, design, and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods, production equipment, and environmental impact
  • Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justify various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods
  • Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
  • Identify potential environmental aspects and design processes to minimize their impacts.
  • Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams.
  • Responsible for vendor management.
  • Computer and computer assisted design (CAD) proficiency.
  • Responsible for Tooling Design / Maintenance / DFM approval
  • Responsible for specification, procurement, and coordination of maintenance and repair of injection mold tooling for several high volume product lines
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • 30 – 40% International Travel

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or years of experience
  • 10 + years experience in the field
  • Experience in a procurement sourcing and mold processing role preferred
  • Medical Device experience preferred

     

    REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to think ahead and plan over a 3-6 month time span.
  • The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods including flow, layout, assembly, and production equipment.
  • Product development.
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong team player

Required Behavioral Competencies

  • Adaptability – Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Builds Partnerships - Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Initiates Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Manages Work – Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Quality Orientation - Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Risk Taking - Initiating action that tries to achieve a recognized benefit or advantage when potential negative consequences are understood.

Production Designer/Marketing Assistant – Temporary Assignment

General Responsibilities:

Since 1942, Ameda, Inc. has been dedicated to helping moms and babies breastfeed successfully. We are looking for a Production Design/Marketing Assistant to work as part of a small team.  The Production Design/Marketing Assistant will possess a strong focus on artwork production and design. They will be responsible for producing various types of marketing packaging, labeling, collateral, and communications while maintaining brand consistency.

The ideal candidate will have a strong artwork production background with creative design experience.  Marketing experience would also be useful. The candidate will be a self-motivated, highly organized and detail-oriented individual with the ability to manage several projects at once.

The Production Designer/ Marketing Assistant will need to be personable with a can-do attitude. The candidate will need to follow the directions/lead of the marketing team and work with cross-functional teams occasionally. They will be expected to work quickly and efficiently and have a good understanding of processes. This is a 1 - 3 month assignment.

Required Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe CS and fully competent in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop on Mac computers is essential. Knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Design or adjust artwork and sales documents in line with brand guidelines and templates for retail cartons, instructional pieces, labels, brochures, flyers, and other marketing collateral.
  • Preparing artwork for print production and working with outside printers/vendors for artwork proofing and/or specifications.
  • Effectively manage multiple briefs at a time, prioritizing where necessary and providing updates where relevant.
  • Think creatively, generate new ideas, designs and concepts when necessary.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are a must.
  • Knowledge of how to electronically and manually file artwork.
  • Working knowledge of routing artwork through artwork approval systems would be a plus.