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Kelly Services Marketing Specialist (Portfolio Optimization) in Andover, Massachusetts

Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting 12+ month, long term contract opportunity as a Marketing Specialist (Portfolio Optimization) for a top fortune 500 company in Andover MA

Title: Marketing Specialist (Portfolio Optimization)

Duration: 12+ months

Location: Andover MA

Positions Available: 2

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing, this role is responsible for coordinating the global marketing activities in support of sports medicine product lifecycle management including the MDR program, a critical, cross-functional, high-visibility, company-wide initiative to ensure S&N's compliance with new medical device regulations.

  • Key duties include the product lifecycle activities related to product discontinuations, changes in SKUs availability and indication changes.

  • The individual will act as the global marketing representative on all relevant MDR meetings and will be responsible for communicating all changes to the affected markets and ensuring changes are implemented locally.

  • This individual will work closely with the MDR team and collaborate with packaging, quality, regulatory, clinical, global marketing, demand planning and the relevant country marketers to execute on the agreed plans.

  • Support the MDR Program; participates/leads relevant, appropriate MDR project team meetings

  • Interacts with commercial brand owners for decisions related to their brands. This individual then drives execution of those directives.

  • Maintains a project plan for all changes relating to MDR

  • Works with CSMA to ensure PMCFs are in place/completed to ensure study support for product indications

  • Regularly provides status updates to enable stakeholder communication 10% Product Lifecycle Management

  • In collaboration with internal functions, executes the portfolio rationalization decisions, aligning to relevant, existing business processes

  • Leads/coordinates the discontinuation of products and SKUs relating to MDR. This includes directing PLM to drive operational discontinuation, liaising with demand planning on phase-out forecasts and user interface on Design Control remediation

  • Development and approval of all marketing communications relating to MDR that are to be utilized by local markets i.e. customer letters, substitution offerings

  • Ensures all markets receive the approved customer communication toolkit in a proactive fashion

  • Tracks local implementation and progress to plan

  • Implements necessary marketing material amends as a result of changes to indications and claims. Works with internal functions and downstream markets to make sure these changes are executed. i.e. communicates clearly to regions/markets on materials that need to be obsoleted and drives Marcoms to remove any source files from existing repository

  • Execute tasks required in SAP/QMS systems to obsolete products 50%

  • Packaging Change Management

  • Communicates and informs markets of all changes to relevant products and SKUs indications

  • Maintains a project plan for the implementation of all changes

  • Updates Instructions for Use items by working with respective functional departments, e.g., Packaging, Regulatory and Risk. Then secures approvals through the appropriate systems 20% Market Support

  • Proactively works with markets on all MDR related items and be seen as the commercial subject matter expert in this area

  • Liaises with markets to facilitate the customer investigation phase to support substantiation of claims/indications


  • Must have Strong organization and execution

  • Must be familiar with the tools, principles, and application of product lifecycle management.

  • Proficient understanding of product, experience with a quality management system a plus

  • Routine interactions with Regional and In-Country Marketing, Supply Chain, Legal, Finance, Clinical, Quality, and Regulatory.

  • Good communication, presentation and computer skills. Strong analytical and organization skills required.

  • Responsive and Customer Focused. Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.

  • Results-driven approach with self-motivation, ethics, positive attitude and professionalism.

  • Knows and adheres to the quality policy of the company and the quality-related procedures and instructions

  • Reports any deviation in product or process, of which he/she becomes aware, to his/her manager or the Quality department

  • Completes all necessary training in the area of Quality and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)

  • Complies with all health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and job hazard analyses applicable to specified job activities; including medical evaluations as required by job function

  • Minimal travel, 10-25% domestically

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business area and four (4) years related experience in a technical environment

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Please contact Michelle Niemira ( ) for immediate consideration.

Why Kelly?

  • As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

  • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

  • A competitive hourly pay rate with weekly checks

  • Access to newly expanded Medical Plan options

  • Online continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center

  • Several employee discounts

  • And more!