Associate Product Manager, Hernia

Medtronic Inc.
New Haven
Jan 14, 2018
Feb 11, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
The MinimallyInvasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment,faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through lessinvasive surgical solutions.

SURGICALINNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) bycreating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity anddiseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall,pelvic region, and the head and neck.

TheAssociate Product Manager, Global Marketing is responsible for supporting the businessstrategy, portfolio lifecycle management, new product commercializationactivities, customer and marketplace insight generation, and financialperformance management of the mechanical product portfolio in the Global Herniabusiness. This position involvescollaboration with Regional Marketing & Sales partners across US, Europe,Asia, Japan, Latin America, Canada, Middle East and Australia/ NZ, andcross-functional partners, including Research and Development, Medical/ClinicalAffairs, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Manufacturing, Operations, MarketingCommunications, Logistics, Planning and Quality.


1) Develop and implement global new productcommercialization plans including market assessment, messaging, demandgeneration programs; creation ofclinical and economic claims, and supporting evidence; direct logistical, promotional, and salessupport activity during launch; drive post-launch tracking and marketingprograms

2) Develop andexecute offensive and/or defensive marketing strategies by analyzing data andinsights from historical sales performance, market research, voice of customer,customer visits, test & learns, market trends and competitive activity

3) Support management of portfolio life cycle, includingproduct mix, prioritization and rationalization, by evaluating market trends,competitive activity and product improvement, and developing and executingstrategies and corrective actions

4) Create dashboardsto manage financial health of product portfolio, and develop models (productpenetration, market growth, competitive share capture, expected demand,profitability etc.) to aid decision making and development of product portfoliogrowth strategy

5) Provide strategicguidance to regions to establish effective product line forecasts byintegrating data from historical sales performance, market research andmarketing/sales management.

6) Manage expense budget and ensure positive ROI on spend

7) Plan, organize and attend strategic site visits to targetcustomers in support of global and regional product commercialization and salesobjectives


* BS/BA degree, MBA strongly preferred

* 3 -5 years marketing experience in the healthcare industry

* Experience in the medical device industry strongly preferred

* Experience in new product commercialization / launch

* Proven track record of driving results in strategic and tactical productmanagement

* Strong leadership & influence skills

* Excellent teamwork skills

* Self-starter who is results driven and competent managing multiplepriorities simultaneously

* Excellent English reading, writing,presentation skills

* Requires estimated 25% travel, including domestic & international


Together, we can changehealthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology cando to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. Wechallenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. Itis what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We can accelerate andadvance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeedwith the right people on our team. Let's work together to addressuniversal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape thefuture.


It is the policy ofMedtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all personsregardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical ormental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, statuswith regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristicprotected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will providereasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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The above statements areintended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed byemployees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to beconstrued as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skillsrequired of employees assigned to this position. SDL2017