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Marketing Specialist
Ref No.: 18-03034
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 05/31/2018 to 05/29/2020
Job title : Marketing Specialist
Location : Minneapolis, MN
Duration : 24 Months


Top 3:
1. Technical acumen-e.g. someone who has either worked in med device or has a technical degree
2. Execution focused
3. Detail/Support oriented (this will not be a strategic role, but it will require eye to detail and willingness to support the product marketing team)
  • The Associate Marketing Specialist works on the planning and implementation of projects that support the Product Marketing Function.
  • Interacts directly with product managers to identify new marketing opportunities, prepares regular marketing activity reports and responds to questions from the sales organization and customers.
  • Able to work individually or with a team in recommending action, scheduling, planning projects, estimating costs, and managing projects to completion.
  • May identify, evaluate and recommend marketing opportunities consistent with product line objectives.
  • Provides pre- and post-sale marketing support to the field.
  • Support product-related marketing collateral development, execution, and tracking including assistance with proofing/editing, remediation of literature, and Med Review. Update, manage, and maintain distribution via Sales Portal, print, and other channels.
  • General sales support: Answer commonly asked questions and direct sales force to correct contact for more information.
  • Manage the shared RS inbox. Backup finance with Business Review requests.
  • Assist with sales engagement and sales execution programs, which may include local, regional or national meetings, communications, and coordination with other groups
  • Conventions support: Asset development, booth set-up/takedown, customer event scheduling, communications, and PAVE system management
  • Product launch tactical support (device allocations, metric tracking/dashboard)
  • Product management support including supply chain activities and documentation.
  • Assist with communications for tracking product retrievals resulting from 3R and/or FCAs.
  • Research and information-gathering.
  • Assist with market research as needed, conduct searches on competitive information through the web and various data tools.
  • Build and manage a documented repository of competitive information.
  • Equipment management requests (nexframe/star drive demos, MedEd Courses, Leadpoint...other)
  • Working knowledge of DBS therapy and products
  • Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/system items that are personally applicable.
  • Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high quality work.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors Degree

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (optional):
  • Prior experience in the pharma or medical device field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills as well as the ability to exercise sound judgment and work efficiently without significant supervision.
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Strong computer and computer application skills essential. (Knowledge of Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Strong aptitude for learning technical product line and working in complex, fast-paced environment
  • Natural ability to work with people at various levels and diverse backgrounds
  • Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/system items that are personally applicable.
  • Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high quality work.
  • Preferred degree in sciences or other demonstrated proficiency for technical aptitude

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS (optional):
  • The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.