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Product Management Associate

Company: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
Location: Bogota
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Responsible for providing routine product marketing and analysis support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS PERFORMED

  1. Works with product users to increase the ability of Merit to improve products to meet specific customer needs by:
  • Identifying problems not met by existing products.
  • Discussing possible changes in product specifications based upon the unique needs of an individual customer.
  • Coordinating with Sales staff to identify customers with possible customized needs.
  • Working with manufacturing staff to confirm pricing parameters for products.
  1. Works with customers in coordinating Market Research Trials by:
  • Identifying opportunities for adding accessories or improving product operation.
  • Gathering information about product performance by observation of procedures, questionnaires, interviews and face-to-face discussions.
  • Explaining product improvement needs to Engineering and Manufacturing staff.
  • Evaluating overall product effectiveness and market potential.
  1. Evaluates new product potential by:
  • Researching and analyzing the existing market and the products being manufactured by competing companies.
  • Forecasting sales of products within existing and potential markets.
  • Assessing the ability of products to meet current and potential needs.
  1. Trains sales staff in anatomy and physiology related to the clinical application and use of Merit's products, the various unique features of new and existing products, and the advantages and weaknesses of Merit products when compared to other competing products.

  2. Prepares and writes brochures and sales materials.

  3. Serves on product decision making teams to assist in product development and identifying marketing opportunities.

  4. Prepares a variety of marketing and sales forecasts.

  5. May function as a team member on problem solving teams or other specialized work groups.

  6. Works under general guidelines and supervision.

  7. Performs other related duties and tasks, as required.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS

  • Lifting -- Not to exceed 50 lbs. -- local practice may apply.
  • Writing
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Bending
  • Visual acuity
  • Color perception
  • Depth perception
  • Reading
  • Field of vision/peripheral

SUMMARY OF MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related field and one year of related experience.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage projects efficiently and effectively and to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to conduct clinical trials in an organized and methodical manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team member.
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to prepare professional written and oral presentations and market analysis.
  • Excellent market research skills and the ability to report research findings with high degrees of validity and reliability.
  • Demonstrated computer skills preferably spreadsheets, word processing, database and other applicable software programs.

COMPETENCIES

  • Product problem identification
  • Product effectiveness/market potential evaluation
  • Anatomy/physiology/product training
  • Brochure/sale material preparation and composition
  • Marketing/sales forecasting

COMMENTS

Infectious Control Risk Category II:

The risk category explains whether or not employees are likely to come into contact with blood or body fluids while performing their jobs. Risk category II states employment and procedures that may require exposure.

Keywords: Merit Medical Systems, Inc., Tenafly , Product Management Associate, Other , Bogota, New Jersey

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