ConvaTec Director, Global Product Management- Ostomy Care in Cambridge, Massachusetts
At ConvaTec, our vision is to develop pioneering trusted medical solutions to improve the lives we touch. We are a global medical technology business focused on serving people and care givers in the areas of advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care and infusion care. We devise, develop and manufacture innovative products and services that support people with deeply personal and challenging medical conditions, helping to improve care for them and giving them greater confidence, freedom and mobility. We are guided by our five core values, that shape the way we work, every day: Improve Care, Deliver Results, Grow Together, Own It and Do What’s Right. We are a global Group, with over 9,000 employees and in 2019, our Group generated revenues of over $1.827 billion. To learn more about ConvaTec, please visit www.convatecgroup.com.Every day, our products improve the lives of millions of people around the world. We're hugely proud of this, which is why we're transforming our business to reach millions more. Join us as a Director, Global Product Management, and you'll drive progress that really means something.
About the Role:
You will be responsible for developing and driving the current product portfolio and future product pipeline. You will mine a deep understanding of the unmet product and service needs for both patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs), working closely with R&D, Sales & Marketing and Operations to translate these insights into a comprehensive and compelling portfolio, and gaining widespread alignment and resource allocation through strong business cases for profitable growth.
Your Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Define the future innovation pipeline through a deep understanding of global market and competitive dynamics as well as translating the unmet needs of key stakeholders into product and service features and benefits. Drive a strong growth mindset to product development
Lead work to sustain and or rationalize current portfolio based on a strong understanding of operational and financial implications and fit with future products in our portfolio
Maintain strong partnerships with R&D as well as regional sales and marketing to ensure knowledgeable input from global stakeholders to guide product development efforts
Work closely with Operations and Finance to understand capex and gross margin implications to portfolio decisions
Define Clinical pathways needed to differentiate products with strong messaging to both HCPs and patient and partner with internal/external stakeholders to execute plan for current and future products
Manage market research activities including KOL, HCP and patient voice of customer work to validate product innovation
Review and assess acquisition and business development opportunities on behalf of Global Marketing
Widely communicate the portfolio strategy to key stakeholders across functions
Coordinate the pricing strategy for new product launches
Drive effective internal communication and a coherent approach to customers at all levels
Ensure ethics and compliance and good corporate practices, know when to highlight issues and to trigger training. Work with legal and regulatory to ensure local compliance
Build a KPI report that is refreshed each month – track sales results and highlights issues to VP
Help create the templates and drives internal reports such as Franchise deep dives and monthly updates
Internal: R&D, Supply Chain, RA/QA, Local Sales & Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing
External: Patients, Nurses, Doctors
Travel Requirements: 25% of the time
As a proven marketing leader with deep experience in portfolio building across global markets, you excel in understanding the unmet needs in the market and driving creation of innovative products that solve these needs. You are able to use influence and foster collaboration to ensure stakeholder and cross functional alignment. With your excellent communication skills across a variety of stakeholder levels, you have the proven ability to influence globally and cross-functionally and possess strong experience in driving a culture of execution excellence. You understand how to optimize portfolios to ensure profitable and sustainable growth.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA or relevant advanced degree preferred
Minimum 10 years of marketing experience to include strategic marketing, managing product portfolios/product development
Experience leading Voice of the Customer research from key stakeholders
Financial acumen to understand gross margin and CapEx tradeoffs and impact on profitability
Technical capability to create meaningful target product profiles for R&D
Pharmaceutical and/or MedTech industry/product knowledge preferred
Previous experience in the Ostomy Care market is desired, but not required
Our products make a big difference every day. So will your contribution. The work you do will mean more, because it'll make things better for your team, our business or our customers' lives. It'll inspire you to deliver to your very best.
And we'll be right behind you when you do.
This is a challenge more worthwhile.
This is work that'll move you.
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ConvaTec is changing. We’re transforming our business, fueled by a fierce determination to improve the lives of millions more customers around the world.
Our shared focus, and the sheer drive of our people, are giving us real momentum. They’re also making us a uniquely invigorating place to work. Join us and, whatever your role, you’ll be pushed and challenged every day. You’ll be supported too, empowered to spark and drive change where it matters most.
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