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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

Job Title – Medical Sales Specialist

Ameda has been offering hospital grade equipment to support Mother’s in establishing and maintaining a milk supply for over 75 years. Ameda is dedicated to providing clinically superior products that protect the breastmilk during collection, storage, and warming processes at economical costs to Hospitals. In all that Ameda offers – from our clinically differentiated breast pumps, breastfeeding and breast care accessories to research-based education - reflects our mission to support clinicians and empower moms to meet their breastfeeding goals in hospital and at home.

General Responsibilities:

The Ameda Medical Sales Specialist is responsible for creating a preference for Ameda Breastfeeding products and the company in the hospital acute care setting  as well as other healthcare settings.  Promote  the sale of Ameda products and to provide education to clinicians. In addition, the  Sales Specialist is responsible for maintaining Ameda ethical and professional selling standards.

This position is remote, work from home, with a territory of New York, New Jersey and Delaware. The ideal location is New York City or Northern New Jersey. Ameda's headquarters is in Buffalo Grove IL.

Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Manage complex sales by strategically navigating the hospital decision making process.
  • Precall Planning and defining outcomes.
  • Analyze market data and develop strategic plans to grow sales sufficient to achieve growth objectives.
  • Coordinate selling and conversion efforts with Ameda counterparts in any given target account.
  • Maintain call frequency to support account conversion and account service needs.
  • Educate healthcare professionals including Physicians, nurses and lactation consultants on  the Ameda product line compared to competitive offerings, along with current concepts and protocols.
  • Present clinical and financial proposals to hospital decision makers.
  • Conduct multiple shift in-service programs as needed to ensure effective product adoption and utilization.
  • Maintain close communications with Region Manager through monthly update and regular contact by telephone and e-mail.
  • Assist corporate staff who are traveling in the field.
  • Collaborate with Marketing.
  • Provide competitive information.

Required Experience:

BS Degree Required with 3-5 years of documented successful outside sales experience working with clinical decision makers in the hospital setting. Experience selling in healthcare related call points including NICU, Mother Baby, Purchasing as well as durable medical equipment (DME) owners is desirable. Clinical  background preferred.

Required Technical Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office Suite
  • Experience with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software such as salesforce.com
  • Formal Presentation Skills
  • Demonstrated track record of successful outside medical sales performance.
  • Clinical Sales Knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to learn Ameda products/marketplace
  • Ability to travel within the sales territory as required to achieve sales goals and service customers.

Job Title – Product Manager - Upstream Innovation

General Responsibilities:

The Product Manager - Upstream Innovation will serve as the lead marketing voice in all upstream product development activities for the Ameda organization. The role will drive a mix of product and project management activities associated with the identification of product gaps, development of product requirements, identification of vendors and oversight of all product development activities and timelines. The role is highly collaborative and cross functional with the Ameda R&D, operations, sourcing, sales, quality and regulatory teams. 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.

Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Leads all up-stream product management activities for a range of product categories that include Medical Device and Consumer Products focused on Breast feeding and Breast pumping.
  • Develops business cases for new product opportunities and continually updates those business cases as new inputs are available. Presents the business cases to management team members in monthly Product Steering Committee meetings.
  • Leads all project management related activities for a range of projects that are different stages of development. This includes creation of detailed project timelines, leading team meetings, elevating key decisions to management and problem solving.
  • Works closely to define product requirements, user test requirements and vendor requirements as the projects progress through different milestones.
  • Effectively partners with the VP of Marketing and the Product Manager – downstream marketing to efficiently and effectively transition projects into the launch and commercialization phases.
  • Participates on planning teams and serves as subject matter expert for other internal and external meetings such as annual sales meetings and customer/account meetings.
  • Collaborates with marketing colleagues & agency partners on the development of annual marketing business plan deliverables including product roadmap, messaging, sales tools, account specific marketing programs digital brand campaigns, social campaigns.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), global medical device regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Qualifications & Education Requirements:

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.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Medical Device marketing with significant knowledge and track record in product management and project Management
  • Meaningful, transferable experience and knowledge of 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:
    • Product management and new product introduction
    • Project management and Business Case Development
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • 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 head office in Buffalo Grove, IL)

Preferred Skills:

  • 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.

Job Title – Product Marketing Manager

General Responsibilities:

The Product Marketing Manager will serve as the product marketing lead for the reimbursement channel and personal pump portfolio. This includes P&L responsibility for personal pump products, product management lead for new products and cost savings projects, and product marketing communications lead for product launch and brand building efforts related to the pump category. The role is highly collaborative and cross functional. 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.

Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Leads all product management activities for the personal pump category including product positioning, forecasting, product innovation mapping, business case development and sustaining product initiatives
  • Leads key new product and product improvement projects in collaboration with VP Marketing, VP R&D, VP Operations, CFO, Sales Directors
  • Builds and executes strategic and tactical marketing plans for personal pump product line and reimbursement channel
  • Leads development of product marketing materials, product literature, and any other collateral material required to support key customer, consumer and channel partners
  • Develops sales tools and works with sales team to ensure marketing programs, tactics and strategies are executed effectively
  • Develops key account programs for key DME & insurance channel partners
  • Develops consumer centric marketing programs and communications targeted at moms seeking pumps via the reimbursement channel. This includes the development of digital and social strategy aimed at driving awareness and pull through of Ameda pumps
  • Participates on planning teams and serves as subject matter expert for other internal and external meetings such as annual sales meetings and customer/account meetings
  • Collaborates with marketing colleagues & agency partners on the development of annual marketing business plan deliverables including product roadmap, messaging, sales tools, account specific marketing programs digital brand campaigns, social campaigns
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), global medical device regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors

Qualifications & Education Requirements:

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.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Consumer Marketing/Brand Management with significant knowledge and track record in product management and product marketing
  • Meaningful, transferable 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:
    • Product management and new product introduction
    • Product Marketing; launch plan development & execution
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • 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 head office in Buffalo Grove, IL)

Job Title – Supply Chain Planner

General Responsibilities:

We are seeking an experienced Supply Chain Planner responsible for demand/ supply planning and inventory management to meet customer expectation and support business goals. This position is responsible for managing the execution of our contract manufacturing process to produce products supporting our sales plan. This role also takes the lead in managing the logistic services. The goal of the Supply Chain Planner is to improve service quality and reduce total costs across the supply network. 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.

Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Lead the Sales and Operations Planning process for the assigned product lines
  • Generate demand, supply and inventory plans to steer contract manufacturers' capacity loading, and contribute to a smooth order fulfillment process, by proactively preparing either suppliers' capacity or stock level
  • Partner with Sales & Marketing to prepare and maintain Global demand forecasts
  • Develop and monitor Master Production schedules to manage supply chain and distribution of finished products and component parts to support the global contract manufacturing process
  • Meet customer service target and inventory target to achieve business objectives
  • Ability to consolidate demand signals and supply limitation to develop schedules for simple to moderately complex product lines using systems tools and/or develop purchasing plans for suppliers
  • Assist in the development and communication of long term operating plans to reflect product demand, purchasing and inventory plan. Escalate and work to resolve issues when supply/ demand gap is identified.
  • Work with internal and/or external stakeholders to ensure supply and demand are in balance, and minimize excess inventory
  • Assist in the management of global distribution, while taking ownership of the global supply chain for assigned product lines
  • Reconcile and maintain code level inventory for the assigned product lines
  • Maintain SKU code master data and statistics in the systems for the assigned product lines
  • Identify and inform manager of excess, slow moving and obsolete inventory issues. Recommend actions to resolve issues.
  • Work with logistics partners to ensure freight moves in a timely and cost efficient manner.
  • Define and report key performance indicators relating to supply chain and define corrective actions where applicable, including but not limited to service levels, back order list, working capital, Master Production schedule compliance, supplier performance scorecard, etc.
  • Continually identify and execute quality improvement and cost savings across the Supply Chain network
  • Work on projects assigned by senior management. May assist in leading projects with limited scope.
  • Lead cross-functional efforts to ensure continuous supply and minimal excess inventory throughout different phases of product life cycle, including new product launch, sustaining, and end of life.
  • Support and execute supply strategies to meet business objectives
  • Manage and communicate with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers in North America, Europe, and Asia
  • Represent Operations in the cross-functional team through product quality and service issues as they arise

Qualifications & Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree required plus minimum of 3 – 5 yrs of Master Planning experience with contract manufacturing in a fast paced consumer product business.

Required Technical Competencies:

  • Contract Manufacturing production planning experience
  • Experience working with logistics partners
  • Analytical, problem solving, and detail oriented
  • 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 knowledge 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.

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