Stryker Associate Portfolio Manager in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Requisition ID 30159BR

Job Title Associate Portfolio Manager

Group MedSurg and Neurotech

Division Instruments

Business Unit Surgical

Business Function Marketing

Country United States

State/Province MI

City Kalamazoo

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required Up to 40%

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Job Description / Information

Basic Function

Plans, directs and coordinates the marketing of a specific product line and ensures that assigned product/products are marketed in accordance with budgeted objectives and with respect to market maturity to obtain maximum profitability and volume in relation to pre-set standards.

Responsibilities

  • Formulates and installs sales promotion guidelines, methods and procedures and assists with the over‑all sales promotion and marketing programs

  • Prepares sales training and selling aids, literature and brochures and catalogue displays along with advertising or similar materials. In addition, may administer sales promotion projects such as sales contests

  • Originates new uses and markets for products and recommends distribution channels for them

  • Analyzes competitive position of company products and recommends or supervises product styling, quality changes, inventory allocation, and price structures

  • Analyzes and appraises the effectiveness of sales methods, costs, and results

  • Supervises, coordinates or recommends advertising programs and coordinates publicity and maintains contacts with agencies

  • Supervises or cooperates in market research programs

  • Recommends participation in industrial, scientific and other types of exhibitions and may develop direct mail campaigns and programs

  • Participate in or advise on label, package and product design, from a sales promotional standpoint

  • Prepare or cooperate in the preparation of sales forecasts and in development of projected selling expense budgets

  • Will participate in the sales and/or marketing training of others

  • Manages and/or facilitates functional input in the new product development process for assigned products

  • Submits periodic reports on areas of responsibility

  • Provides sales force with competitive and technical information on a timely basis

  • May coach and develop marketing personnel

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated effective managerial skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • 2+ years as a marketing associate or related sales and/or marketing experience

  • Fundamental Computer Skills

Education/Special Training Required

  • B.B.A. or B.S. degree (emphasis in marketing or related discipline preferred)

All 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