Marketing Category Management Specialist

ST PAUL, Minnesota
Jan 09, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
Management, Marketing
Employment Status
Full Time
Digital People is looking for a Marketing Category Management Specialist to join the team of an amazing client in Mendota Heights! In this role, you will be managing, developing, and implementing product marketing activities to maximize sales of product lines/categories. In addition, you will be responsible for setting a category vision/strategy, will own the category roadmap and remain knowledgeable of the competitive landscape. If this sounds good so far, then keep reading to learn more and submit your resume today! Responsibilities: Assist in defining and executing the product strategy and roadmap to maximize revenue and margin growth. Managing strategic targets and provides guidance on product assortment recommendations.  Vendor negotiations, product line reviews/sku rationalization/gaps, assortment optimization, engagement in product forecasting, and category profitability.  Provide financial analysis of sales, competitive data compilation, and business and industry analysis of consumer trends. Develop and implement product strategies, offerings, marketing plans, promotional programs and related activities. Gather and prioritize product and customer requirements. Work closely with sales, marketing, regulatory, procurement and logistics to ensure regulatory requirements, revenue targets and customer satisfaction goals are met.  Identify category and competitive trends in areas of product differentiation, pricings, service, cost structure and market size.  Recommends programs and tactical and strategic adjustments as needed to maximize financial performance to ensure top and bottom line growth, ie: new products, product enhancements, and promotions. Work with manufacturing partners to assess product assortment/availability and fulfill sourcing regulatory requirements. Initiate and interpret market research and monitor and assess competitive products. Develop sales tools, training materials and collateral for customer and field sales team while working with strategy team to create on-line exposure and customer acquisition Understand the process and assist when necessary with customer and product on-boarding as well as legal and regulatory queues (update policies/contract language) Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field  3+ years of medical device, pharmaceutical, biological industry or healthcare product marketing and/or sales experience. Demonstrated project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures. Demonstrated problem solving skills with a strong ability to think analytically and strategically Strong technical and conceptual aptitude Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects Proven strategic planning and implementation capabilities Excellent oral and written communication skills Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, namely Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, life sciences or a related field Digital People, an Atterro company, has over 25 years of dedicated experience for creative, interactive and marketing job placements in roles such as designer, developer, analyst, project manager, marketing specialist, user experience and copywriter. We understand that there is a bigger story behind every resume and that creative juices come from real live humans, so connect with us today and let us help you find a place to showcase your talent!