Associate Portfolio Manager in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Basic Function:

Plans, directs and coordinates the marketing of a specific product line and ensures that assigned product/products are marketed in accordance with budgeted objectives and with respect to market maturity to obtain maximum profitability and volume in relation to pre-set standards.

  • Formulates and installs sales promotion guidelines, methods and procedures and assists with the over‑all sales promotion and marketing programs
  • Prepares sales training and selling aids, literature and brochures and catalogue displays along with advertising or similar materials.  In addition, may administer sales promotion projects such as sales contests
  • Originates new uses and markets for products and recommends distribution channels for them
  • Analyzes competitive position of company products and recommends or supervises product styling, quality changes, inventory allocation, and price structures
  • Analyzes and appraises the effectiveness of sales methods, costs, and results
  • Supervises, coordinates or recommends advertising programs and coordinates publicity and maintains contacts with agencies
  • Supervises or cooperates in market research programs
  • Recommends participation in industrial, scientific and other types of exhibitions and may develop direct mail campaigns and programs
  • Participate in or advise on label, package and product design, from a sales promotional standpoint
  • Prepare or cooperate in the preparation of sales forecasts and in development of projected selling expense budgets
  • Will participate in the sales and/or marketing training of others
  • Manages and/or facilitates functional input in the new product development process for assigned products
  • Submits periodic reports on areas of responsibility
  • Provides sales force with competitive and technical information on a timely basis
  • May coach and develop marketing personnel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.B.A. or B.S. degree (emphasis in marketing or related discipline preferred)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated effective managerial skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • 2+ years as a marketing associate or related sales and/or marketing experience
  • Fundamental Computer Skills
  • Education/Special Training Required

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 50%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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