Vygon Corporation is a primary source supplier that specializes in neonatal/pediatric products and IV therapy. We utilize the latest manufacturing technologies and offer our products through a fully trained, professional network of direct sales representatives and specialty distributors.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality products, service and support through our sales, customer service, clinical and technical support departments.
Vygon has an excellent opportunity for a Product Manager located in our Montgomeryville, PA office. The Product Manager will be responsible for upstream and downstream marketing such as developing marketing initiatives, product strategies, market research/best practices, sales force support, alternate methods of product promotion such as internet and social media as well as marketing collateral generation.
This position will report directly to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. For more information, please visit our website: www.vygonusa.com.
Primary responsibilities for this position are as follows:
Develop and implement product improvements and new product introductions from manufacturing to the marketplace
Work with sales representatives and international marketing to develop market introduction plans for all international product launches including market overviews, competition, roll-out strategies, pricing and expected revenue
Provide sales reps and distributors with timely information related to products currently available and any new product launches or upcoming product updates
Plan, conduct, analyze and interpret consumer/market research
Work with the sales training team to determine training needs and provide input on training programs for sales reps, as well as communication and coordination for upcoming courses. May occasionally be required to support training courses or directly provide training
Ensure products meet customer/consumer needs and achieve corporate profit margin requirements
Maintain extensive knowledge about company products, competitor products and customer requirements. Recommend actions to improve product quality and customer satisfaction
Conduct marketing surveys on current and new concepts
Interact with the sales force and customers to develop in-depth product market knowledge in order to anticipate market changes and trends and to seek new ideas for improvement of existing products
Plan and oversee the advertising and promotion activities for all products
Directly manage, or participate in the management of, field sales product forecasts
Participate in the development of and make recommendations on pricing strategy for all products
Ensure effective control of marketing results and that corrective action takes place ensuring that the achievement of marketing objectives are within designated budgets
Provide effective sales support by managing the production of literature, videos and sales tools
Represent the company at shows and on the international marketing task force
Provide every-day product support for international sales reps.
Special projects and duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelorís degree in Marketing or related field and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Medical Device product development. Knowledge of sterility requirements is helpful. Candidate needs to have strong self-starting qualities to independently manage coordination of multiple projects to ensure timely completion of product development and marketing tasks. The job requires the individual to be a team player with the ability to function well in a challenging and fast paced environment.
Must be enthusiastic, positive, even tempered and have strong skills in areas of dependability, interpersonal relationships, communications, organization, flexibility and sound judgment. Must have the ability to travel 30% of the time. Candidate must be proficient in MS Office and Grand Avenue software. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.
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