Product Associate

+ Stryker is actively seeking a Product Associate to join our Sage Marketing Team in Cary, IL to assist with the North American marketing efforts for our Prevalon brand. Our Product Associate will help support product line initiatives including, sales support and communication, marketing collateral development, market research, competitive intelligence, technical support and marketing plan development.
Essential Functions:
+ Management of current marketing platforms that support and enable our sales team.
+ Collaborate with internal teammates from across the organization on product management initiatives such as cost savings initiatives and product enhancements.
+ Support implementation of Sage interventions at the hospital level through on site education and sales rep support.
+ Responsible for the execution of strategic planning to include: evaluation of market trends and potential; orders, margin, and unit forecasting; competitive assessment; and gap analysis.
+ Drive product volume and rep participation within one or more product segments.
+ Provides sales support to sales team with regard to fact finding, information gathering, assistance in proposal development, customer site visits, presentations, customer sales calls, pre-sale trials, customer questions, products questions and post-sale education and product implementation.
+ Helps to coordinate and develop marketing tools, assists with trade shows, literature development, presentations and publicity.
+ Collect, analyze and maintain an up-to-date library of competitive product information. Provide sales force with competitive and industry data through multiple communication channels on a planned and as needed basis.
+ Execute and expand sales training curriculum around market, industry, products and competition.
+ Bachelor?s degree in business and/or marketing with an emphasis in related disciplines.
+ Excellent analytical and negotiation skills.
+ Demonstrated written and oral communications skills including ability to speak effectively in front of large groups of people.
+ Excellent organizational skills.
+ Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects.
+ Strong results orientation.
+ Willingness to travel up to 50% in US and Canada.
Work From Home: No
Travel Percentage: Up to 50%
Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer ? M/F/Veteran/Disability.
Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor?s legal duty to furnish information.
Stryker is one of the world?s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com

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