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Medtronic Global Product Manager, Data & Analytics (Upstream Marketing) --Surgical Robotics in Boston, Massachusetts

Global Product Manager, Data & Analytics (Upstream Marketing) --Surgical Robotics


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Sep 21, 2022

Careers that Change Lives

The Medical Surgical Portfolio strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

The Medtronic Surgical Robotics Business is working to expand global access to care through a portfolio of robotic solutions. Together, we will transform surgical care by expanding access, providing differentiated solutions, reducing variability, and improving patient outcomes.

Surgical Robotics employees believe that every patient around the world deserves access to quality care and improved outcomes.Driven by our Mission, we believe that surgical robotics can add value to the healthcare ecosystem, lessen variability, and help more people around the world get better, faster.

A Day in the Life

The Global Product Specialist, for the Data and Analytics vector, is responsible for driving the Upstream Marketing initiatives for new Software, Hardware, and Visualization capabilities to make our RAS product even smarter and more competitive, as the company enters the $3B surgical robotics market. As a member of the global marketing team with the Surgical Robotics business, the individual will be responsible for facilitating and supporting all the pertinent activities described below.

*this role is primarily based in either Boston, Massachusetts or North Haven, Connecticut and may be open to remote within the United States for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Key Responsibilities:

Released Product Support (Customers, Service, Sales and Training)

  • Provide ongoing support for the released products for the External and Internal Customers such as Service, Sales, Training teams

  • Collect product feedback and support product enhancement initiatives with internal team as chartered.

  • Present status of the products/programs to Marketing Leadership Team (LT), SR Executive LT as necessary.

Customer Insights Generation:

  • Generate actionable customer insights by executing primary and secondary research, visiting surgeons / customers, participating in advisory board discussions, attending society meetings, and engaging regional partners

  • Represent voice of the customer in team discussions to guide trade-offs and product feature / design decisions

New Product/Solution Development :

  • Collaborate with surgical robotics team and Digital Surgery functional leaders to advance new product/solution opportunities from ideation to active product development

  • Represent marketing on cross-functional new product development teams to define project scope and prioritize / validate customer needs

  • Lead development of go-to-market strategy, value proposition and key claims

  • Develop and update financials, and ensure team alignment with key assumptions

New Opportunity/Technology Evaluation :

  • Evaluate the strategic and financial attractiveness of growth opportunities, including disruptive technologies, minimally invasive/robotic surgery solutions and advanced therapies/products to improve patient outcomes.

  • Conduct in-depth assessment of new markets and emerging technologies / therapies to recommend the best entry strategy for Medtronic

  • Develop and present business cases to justify investment in the new opportunities

Business Development Assessment:

  • Collaborate with functional and regional partners (Business Development, Regional Marketing, RD, Medical/Clinical/Regulatory Affairs, Finance) to evaluate potential targets

  • Lead market assessment and business case development

  • Ensure team alignment on strategic rationale, commercial strategy, financial valuation

Strategic/Financial Analysis :

  • Collaborate as needed with functional partners to support strategic planning and portfolio optimization projects

  • Own market and financial analytics, including market models, financial proforma, project valuation


  • Formulates and reviews strategic short and long-range plans, goals, and objectives for specific product or product line.

  • Conducts competitive product analysis and market research of product consumer behavior and professional audience.

  • Determines the profitability and viability of new products or product enhancements.

  • Develops product and marketing strategies and tactics to ensure effective product placement relative to market opportunity, working closely with product development for a specific product, brand, or product area over its entire life cycle.

  • Works with other functions to finalize product specifications.

  • Provides advertising with core brand equity.

  • Serves as technical adviser, demonstrating products and troubleshooting product issues.

  • Serves as the bridge between outside customers and internal cross-functional teams.

Product Owner Role in the Agile Product Development Process:

The candidate should be able to take field requirements, rationalize them with the rest of the upstream marketing team, and state them in the shape of Business Objectives, Customer Requirements, Product Requirements, and User Stories.

As well as engage in working sessions with development teams for requirements fine-grain adjustments and sub specification.

Data and Analytics Notions:

The candidate should be familiar with data-driven decision making and data analysis techniques in one or many of its forms: Database Mining, Business Intelligence, Data Dashboarding, Big Data Analytics, ML, etc.

Diversity Inclusion

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader thats why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients. To learn more about Inclusion Diversity at MedtronicClick Here (

Networks ERGs

Medtronic has four Diversity Networks including a global Medtronic Womens Network and U.S-based Networks representing Asian, African, and Hispanic/Latino descent employees. Between site-based and Network-affiliated ERGs, there are over 21,000 enrolled employees operating more than 200 ERG hubs in 65 countries.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree and a minimum of 4 years of data analytics experience or an advanced degree with 2 years of experience.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Adept at leading, influencing and communicating with diverse cross-functional teams

  • Excellent writing, presentation skills; strength in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Self-starter, results driven, competent managing multiple priorities simultaneously

Nice to Have

  • MBA strongly preferred

  • Upstream marketing experience

  • Medical device product marketing experience, ideally in surgical instrumentation

  • Candidate should be familiar with data-driven decision making and data analysis techniques in one or many of its forms

  • Hands-on experience with complex market and financial analysis

  • Track record of driving results with strategy development and execution

  • Global commercialization/product development experience

Anticipated travel

  • Approximately 30% travel time (domestic international)

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.