Product Manager - Portfolio

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# Job Description
Plans, directs and manages the marketing activities, both strategic and tactical for their respective product(s). Assures that assigned products are marketed worldwide within budgeted objectives, focusing on maximizing profitability and growth. Collaborates with R&D; and Business Development to develop, acquire and commercialize new products. Works closely with operations to ensure mutually beneficial supplier relations.
1. Provides direction and leadership in product development, distribution and pricing guidelines.
2. Responsible for taking a leadership role in project management to include: discovery, new product development, and launch plan
3. Supports Brand Marketing activities by participating in collateral development, press releases, in-service videos, advertisements, and trade show participations).
4. 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.
5. Orders forecasting on a monthly basis for use in planning, manufacturing and inventory management.
6. Collects, analyzes and maintains competitive information including product literature and pricing and communicates information as appropriate within the organization.
7. Focus on continuous product improvement with regard to product quality and functionality. The goal is "best in class" products in all market segment(s). Drives corrective action where necessary.
8. Provide unparalleled support to Brand Marketing by answering questions and/or resolving account manager and customer questions.
9. Develops competitive and technical data on a timely basis.
10. Assumes a leadership role in sales training as required
11. Participates in customer visits as the resident product/market expert.
12. Prudent management of budgeted expenses.
13. Maintains files, which are organized, updated, relevant, and easy to access.
14. Develop key relationships with industry/market thought leaders, organizations, and institutions.
15. Personnel management including scheduling, providing technical assistance, and employee development which includes hiring, communicating company policies, coaching and counseling, administering performance appraisals, and enforcing company policies through appropriate disciplinary measures.
16. Employee engagement: Responsible and accountable for actions promoting an environment that fosters personal growth and development.
17. Internal and External Customer satisfaction: Perform with honesty and integrity instituting a highly responsive and unsurpassed level of customer service. Promote an environment emphasizing teamwork, empowerment, and problem resolution with a consultative approach.
5+ years experience in a technical, financial, sales or marketing position
Bachelor's degree required
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
Demonstrated written and oral communications skills including strong presentation skills.
Excellent project management and organizational skills.
Strong results orientation.
Excellent matrix management skills.
Some international travel is likely
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects
Must be able to review printed materials
Must be able to communicate with large groups of people
Must be able to communicate telephonically
Must be able to use common office equipment (e.g. calculator, PC, fax machine, etc.)
Must be able to generate and explain detailed forecasts, guidelines and procedures
Must be able to analyze and resolve non-routine marketing issues using independent judgment
Must be able to routinely make decisions which may affect immediate marketing operations and have a divisional effect
Must be able to observe and correct minute inconsistencies (e.g. in the printed word, product appearance, etc.)
Requisition ID: 29673BR
Job Title: Product Manager - Portfolio
Division: Medical
Business Unit: U.S.
Business Functions: Marketing
Country: United States
State: MI
City: Portage
Shift: 1st
Percent Travel Required: 60

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