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Abbott Senior National Sales Trainer - Abbott Diabetes Care in Alameda, California

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.

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.

The Senior National Sales Trainer will plan, develop, and implement sales training activities relating to ADC products, selling skills, and market segments. Training activities and programs will reflect the needs of the organization and its individual sales channels / markets. This role will provide training and sales management teams with progress reports on sales representative performance through written communication. T his position is based in division’s home office -- Alameda, CA.


Main responsibilities include:

  • Training Programs.

  • Work with the National Trainers and National Training Manager to implement national training programs / initiatives.

  • Provide ongoing review of current programs to reflect evolving needs of the organization.

  • Evaluate new training programs to determine suitability for audiences.

  • Revise existing programs, pilot new programs, and facilitate the launch of new training programs.

  • Assist in the training development of new district sales trainers.

  • Sales Training Tools.

  • Through regular participation in meetings with Marketing and Sales, develop training centered on the launch of new products and/or new sales aides.

  • Assist in benchmarking competitive systems.

  • Analysis of Training Results.

  • Provide detailed analysis of sales representatives’ progress through focused classroom and follow up field training activities.

  • Document progress versus expectations and communicate performance successes and gaps to district manager and regional director.

  • Leadership Activities.

  • Champion the successful completion of ad-hoc training programs.

  • Exemplify the values of ADC Core Values in daily activities.

  • Contribute additional value to the training team by staying informed of industry and disease state changes and enhancements.

  • Build subject matter expertise in an area of interest and / or need.



  • Bachelors degree

  • 10+ years of relevant experience

  • 3+ years successful leadership experience


  • Healthcare industry experience preferred

  • Demonstrated track record of high achievement

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Very effective in 1:1 coaching and small group/classroom facilitation

  • Works very effectively in peer/group settings and with industry vendors

  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills

  • Very good overall computer skills; proficient in Microsoft suite of products, advanced application in PowerPoint

  • Very good knowledge of diagnostic industry, market, and customers

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting ADC products and selling practices in device industry


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:

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