Product Manager

Summary: Surgical Specialties Corporation (SSC) is a rapidly growing, privately held, global medical device company focused on serving our customers in the Wound Closure and Ophthalmic clinical areas. As the Product Manager, you will be responsible to identify, create andsupport the implementation of SSC's product strategies, marketing plans, promotional programs, internal and external training, customer engagement and support relating to your specific product lineresponsibility. This role develops and coordinates all aspects of new product development, product launches, while executing marketing plans and marketing support of the current product lines. Knowledge of marketing procedures, product knowledge, and clinical knowledge will allow the individual to provide activesupport and mentoring for Sales team members and others functions in the business. OVERALLRESPONSIBILITIESxLeads development of product marketing plans by preparing objectives, strategies, tactics, profit and loss projections, including short and long-term strategiesxManages new product development marketing activities for specific products within the respective product area, including new idea review and recommends line extensions and/or product line trimming.xEngages customers and sales team, sales leadership, and functional business leads to coordinate forecasting, pricing strategies, literature/video/sales support materials, labeling revisions, clinical studies, manufacturing and customer servicecommunications for existing product line(s) to maximize product line earnings.xSupports strategic product line decisions such as priority of product or line enhancements, competitive evaluations, market share estimates,andmarket trends xDevelops product oriented positioning documents, product profiles,competitive analysis, presentations, demos, , product updates and content for corporate marketing vehicles such as web sites, meetings and training events.xMonitors product development progress with engineering, manufacturing, regulatory affairs and related departments to ensure product line objectives are achieved on a timely basis xPrepares annual budget forecasts for the marketing functions related to the product line(s) Maintains frequent and regular contact with strategic industry experts and trade organizations, field visits with key surgeons and sales consultants, participation in key meetings and conferences to ensure company and products are perceived superior relative to the competitionxCollaborates with sales to ensure a high quality of sales support in terms of new product/market introductions, sales training programs, key surgeon/key account field visits and regular communication, both responsive as well as proactive Establishes and maintains key close professional relationships with internaland external constituents to stay abreast of new market opportunities.xMaintains up-to-date product and industry knowledge by regular review of the literature, co-traveling with field sales personnel, attending surgeriesxWorks collaboratively with Marketing Communications and other related departments to ensure products are properly positioned in the market utilizing creative promotional, pricing, service, and product characteristic strategies to maximize sales and profitsxParticipates in strategic sales and marketing planning activities for assigned products in order to identify key targets, surgeons, and hospitals JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education:Bachelor's Degreerequired Experience:Minimum of 3years related experience in sales and marketing of Medical devicesOther Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:xProven strategic/tactical planning and implementation capabilitiesxExcellent oral and written communication and presentation skills strong interpersonal skillsxA demonstrated capacity for use of marketing automation software, Excel, Access and other database toolsxAverage travel requirement is approximately 20%xPrior experience in the Wound Closure or Ophthalmology fields desirable
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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