International Marketing Specialist in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/28/2020

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Job Description

Job Description: Coordinates and manages international sales and marketing support through the development and implementation of tools and projects for one or more marketing segments which include, but are not limited to: Med/Surg, Stretchers, Furniture, Maternity, Critical Care, Surfaces and Temperature Management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides support to marketing manager(s) in the development and sales support of one or more marketing segments.

  • Provides direction and leadership in product development, sales promotion, distribution/operations, quality and pricing guidelines.

  • Responsible for taking a leadership role in project management to include: discovery, new product development, and marketing/launch plan creation (i.e. collateral, press releases, in-services videos, web presence, advertisements, and participation in industry trade shows/conferences).

  • Must be able to analyze and correct complex process and/or system issues of a broad scope using independent judgment

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, collaborative team work, and negotiation  skills

  • Ability to generate and explain detailed proposals, schedules, objectives and other documentation accurately.

  • Responsible for the development of strategic planning to include: evaluation of market trends and potential; orders, margin, and unit forecasting; competitive assessment; and gap analysis.

  • Responsible for the coordination of VOC (voice of the customer), CPT (customer preference testing) and CCT (customer confirmation testing) visits.

  • Record detailed customer requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables.

  • Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members.

  • Responsible to improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, influencing, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale

  • Orders forecasting on a monthly basis for use in planning, manufacturing and inventory management. 

  • Helps to coordinate and develop marketing tools, assists with trade shows, literature development, presentations and publicity.

  • Provides sales support to account managers with regard to fact finding, information gathering, assistance in proposal development, customer site visits, customer sales calls, pre-sale trials and post-sale education and product implementation. Also provides assistance in trouble shooting and issue resolution related to quality and customer complaints.

  • Provide input on new product development.

  • Provide sales training on assigned products as required.

  • Participate in customer visits as requested.

  • Provide exceptional sales support by answering questions and resolving account manager/customer questions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in marketing or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 2+ years in related marketing/sales position.

  •  Excellent analytical and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated written and oral communications skills including ability to speak effectively in front of large groups of people.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects. 

  • Strong results orientation.

  •  Excellent matrix management skills.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 40%

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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