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Associate Product Manager, Spine in Hamilton at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 3/22/2019

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Job Description

Job Overview

Under the direction of the manager, the incumbent assists with the development, and is responsible for the implementation of sales and marketing programs the Spine portfolio of products.  This includes developing and analyzing sales reports to provide market trends, providing support to both internal and external sales staff, product portfolio management and establishing optimal levels of inventory within their respective portfolio.  This individual must serve as a contributing member of the Marketing team while championing Stryker’s Mission and Values.  


Individual Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with internal teams/departments to promote a culture of inclusiveness and cooperation
  • Responsible to live and drive Stryker’s Values: Integrity, Accountability, People and Performance.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement national product launches, product phase outs and product support and maintenance plans
  • Develop and manage a complete marketing program for the successful introduction, marketing and sale of the products
  • Monitor and manage product life cycles (forecasting) and portfolio messaging
  • Represent the specific portfolio at regional, national and international conferences, meetings and symposia
  • Assist with the development of strategic business plans to respond to trends and aggressively grow the specific portfolio
  • Provide recommendations and insights to management regarding the specific portfolio
  • Provide support to the sales force through product information, customer visits, troubleshooting, assistance with product information sessions, promotion of new products, nurse in-servicing and medical education meetings
  • Manage the development and distribution of marketing materials and promotions for the specific portfolio and curriculum for educational initiatives
  • Provide support and pricing to the marketing and sales managers for RFPs including recommendations for price points, product selections and configurations, as well as provide product information for the proposal
  • Manage statistical sales reporting systems to provide market trend analysis reports
  • Other duties as assigned by your manager

Conduct & Compliance

  • Abide by and support the policies set forth in the Stryker Code of Conduct
  • Understand that compliance with the Code of Conduct, as it may be amended by Stryker Corporation from time to time, is a condition of continued employment with Stryker
  • Conduct work in compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations and in accordance with Stryker’s high ethical standards
  • Report any violations of these policies and procedures to Stryker management or in the manner outlined in Stryker’s Ethics Hotline Policy

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Ability to learn new concepts and apply them in a functional setting
  • Ability to consistently produce accurate, professional work
  • Ability to travel (up to 30% of the time)
  • Self-starter with the ability to show significant initiative in problem resolution
  • High energy level with strong people skills and a positive attitude
  • Ability to thrive in a high intensity environment

Education & Qualifications

  • University Degree required (Preferably in Sciences/Kinesiology, HealthCare and/or Business or Marketing)
  • 0-2 years of experience in Marketing or Sales an asset
  • Spine background or experience an asset
  • Bilingual abilities are an asset (French and English)
  • Internal applicants with an equivalent combination of education, experience and performance over time at Stryker will be considered

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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