Zimmer US Marketing Associate Manager (585444) in Warsaw, Indiana

Job Summary Responsible for project management, development and implementation of co-marketing and seminar programs in conjunction with hospitals; including public relations, marketing and advertising.Principal Duties and Responsibilities Assist in the formulation of marketing strategies and tactical execution including pricing, selection or market segments for special emphasis, promotional and advertising support of sales, and specifying the necessary product characteristics.Assist in regular review of markets and products to identify promising opportunities for creating separate product businesses and specialized professional areas.Participates in conventions and professional exhibitions to maintain company image and remain aware of product requirements and new market opportunities.Assist in preparation of long range, annual, quarterly, and monthly forecasts for each product line. Analyzes forecasts variances and recommends corrective actions to minimize future back orders or potential obsolescence. Reviews forecast for product requirements and originates plans and objectives to continually be competitive with or ahead of market needs.Develops and maintains product line technical expertise and contacts with key surgeons and customers of product responsibility by observing surgery, attending medical/scientific meetings, presentations, and seminars while gathering competitive information.Develops and manages assigned budgets for administration and marketing activities of the products that are assigned to this responsibility.Analyzes budget variances and recommends corrective actions.Assists Product Manager in determining list pricing for all assigned products via thorough competitive analysis, market trends, etc.Helps support market research activities to analyze and identify market needs and issues. Aids in evaluating existing product lines in light of those changes and works with Product Manager to develop line simplification strategies when appropriate.Helps coordinate and direct conversion and upgrade opportunities in customer accounts. This can include placement, removal, maintenance, and in-service product. Expected Areas of Competence Ability to communicate both orally and in written form with a clear and concise manner. Desire and willingness to make business presentations.Strong analytical skills and outstanding interpersonal skills.Ability to influence others, and through strong organizational skills, handle increasing levels of responsibility.Energizes all levels of the organization to deliver on business goals and objectives.Demonstrates characteristics of high potential for future development opportunities.Proficient in Microsoft Office SuiteGeneral knowledge of medical device business including the science, products (Zimmer and competitors), research and commercialization process, manufacturing, marketing, and sales.Knowledge of orthopedic market, products within assigned group, surgical process, selling process, regulatory process, development process, and marketing strategies.Education/Experience Requirements B.A. or B.S. in marketing or sales equivalent experience5-7 years of product management experience or sales experience.Experience working with traditional marketing concepts, marketing strategies, product promotion, market analysis, and forecasting is desirable.Travel Requirements up to 50%Additional Information EOE M/W/Vet/DisabilityVEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO