Manager, Global Market and Competitive Insights – Abbott Diabetes Care

Abbott Laboratories
November 26, 2021
Alameda, CA
Job Type


Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That’s why we’re focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology. 


We are recruiting for a Manager, Global Market and Competitive Insights supporting our global strategic marketing and commercial organization. This position is tasked with providing global market and competitive insights to the Diabetes Care division based on primary and/ or secondary research and analytics. This person will provide direction and input to strategic marketing, commercial and forecasting related activities. The ability to understand the business needs and to develop and communicate information around these needs will drive success within this position. Reports directly to the Senior Manager, Strategic Competitive Insights.  This role will be based at our headquarters in Alameda, CA.


  • Provides market and competitive insight to the marketing and commercial organization. 

  • Champions primary and / or secondary research information within the Diabetes Care division.

  • Understands the market place and competitor dynamics and provides expertise on data interpretation for the marketing and commercial organizations.

  • Partners with marketing and commercial leadership to identify research and analysis needs. 

  • Design appropriate research and analysis plans based on understanding of available research and analytical techniques.

  • Strong organization skills needed to manage research supplier(s) on cost, timing, appropriateness of research methodology, and action ability of conclusions.

  • Analyze and synthesize learnings from research and analysis.

  • Drawing conclusions that provide recommendations to business teams.

  • Utilizes knowledge of standard research and analytic methods to distill information into clear, concise communication.

  • Independently seeks and leverages market research and analysis peers and leaders, business partners and external vendors to ensure strong analysis and sound recommendations.

  • Exhibits strong analytic abilities in breaking down issues and developing solutions.

  • Translates results into clear, concise presentations and written reports. 

  • Analyzes categories and companies utilizing multiple information sources (primary and secondary data) to provide actionable business insights.

  • Understands the market place, competitor dynamics and provides expertise on data interpretation for the marketing and commercial organizations.   

  • Displays a positive, solution based approach to all research issues and ability to work in teams.



  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in a matrix environment with a track record of career growth

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years working experience in the market research, business analytics/forecasting, competitive intelligence field in industries such as Healthcare, Consumer Packaged Goods, Medical Devices or Pharmaceuticals or similar industries.

  • Bachelors Degree


  • Masters Degree

  • Strong secondary research and analytics experience

  • Diabetes category experience


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

 Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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