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Associate Product Manager, I&R- Fluid Management in Naples, FL ,  at Arthrex

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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    Naples, FL
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Job Description

Requisition ID:
Associate Product Manager, I&R- Fluid Management
Arthrex, Inc.
INC East- INC- Naples, FL

Main Objective:

Assist the lead Product Manager (PM) in their role to plan, organize and control the arthroscopic Fluid Management capital equipment product line segment for the entire product life cycle. To optimize profit, meet marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives by performing the duties listed below. This is an entry level Product Management position.  The individual should possess the aptitude/background to progress to a Product Manager position within 12-18 months if professional performance warrants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in overall product strategy, research and development requirements, development, and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products.
  • Works with the PM on technical product development, estimates of potential profits, and release to production.
  • Perform a variety of downstream marketing activities to include but not limited to launch strategies & plans, digital & print marketing collateral, sales force training & direct customer interaction.
  • Provides technical expertise and training to other departments in support of product development.
  • Works with PM to develop marketing analysis to determine product definitions.
  • Collaborates with a wide variety of functional areas such as sales, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and operations to develop and provide product definitions responsive to customer needs and market opportunities.
  • Develops and maintains a prioritized list of customer and market requirements for product.
  • Works with PM to coordinate and develop marketing, sales, engineering, and financial plans for product line.
  • Provides financial and technical justification for product selection and definition.
  • Works with PM to establish product development objectives and schedules for all phases of product development and introduction to market.
  • Conducts market research and identifies and tracks market trends in company's industry.
  • Produces competitive analysis materials comparing product with its key competitors.
  • Identifies partnering opportunities for complementary third-party products to broaden company's product line.
  • Participates in key sales situations for the product.
  • Maintains communications and contacts to collect and analyze technical, financial, schedule, and sales information for product line.
  • Identifies market potential, establishes pricing and market strategies, estimates potential sales, introduces market, distribution/channel issues, and manages mature product through phase-out.
  • Works with PM to define promotional activities, publicizing the product through the press, sales force, and alternate distribution channels.
  • Provides expertise in particular product area and develops strategies and applicable portions of the company business plan.
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates assigned programs to ensure accomplishment of financial/budgetary goals and optimum allocation of resources.
  • Manages resources to execute assigned programs.
  • Coordinates details of program within the organization with a wide range of functions and individuals.
  • Works with PM to coordinate product introductions and market exploitation with marketing and sales organizations to ensure maximum penetration of market segment.
  • Provides continuing product surveillance and management of established product to obtain financial objectives
  • Travel will be required 25% of the time.

    Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree required; preferably with a concentration in business, marketing, health sciences or engineering.
  • Minimum of one year experience directly related to orthopedic/arthroscopic Fluid Management device marketing, product management, sales experience required OR a minimum of two years clinical, orthopedic experience using arthroscopy fluid management systems required.
  • Ability to work with cadaveric specimens.
  • Proven ability to travel for past positions preferred.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills are required.
  • Knowledge of surgical orthopedics and/or arthroscopy required. 
  • Skilled in working with different functions and effectively coordinates their activities to achieve desired results.
  • Excellent listening skills, including the ability to identify and isolate customers concerns or objections, in addition to excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

  • Computer proficiency in all Microsoft office applications required.
  • Within 12 – 18 months develop proficiency with the use of video & ultrasound imaging systems, orthopedic battery powered instruments, mono & bipolar RF resection devices as well as mechanical resection devices.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.