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Product Specialist Job in Solon, Ohio US

Product Specialist

Saint Gobain Performance Plastics - Solon, OH

Posted: 1/7/2021 - Expires: 4/7/2021

Job ID: 223331097

Job Description

Position description           
Under the direction of the Marketing Manager, the Product Specialist is responsible for the support activities of product line growth and profitability.  This position has no direct reports and requires an individual who has proficient interpersonal skills to achieve results by cooperation.  The individual will need to interface with a wide range of individuals, internal and external, domestic and international.  Marketing duties relative to the product line include: Product line management (pricing, branding, and compilation of technical data, R&D support for new product development, product positioning, selection and implementation of tools to support sales activity) and Marketing Communication (trade shows, advertising, digital marketing and technical communications).

The assigned product line would be dependent on the applicant's experience, expertise and fit. The potential product lines are extrusion, silicone molding or filtration technologies all supporting the medical device/medtech market.

Essential Activities:

Product Stewardship - The product specialist will be responsible for applying consistent product management tools and methodologies for the Medical Components business unit:  Implementation of marketing analytics to assess current portfolio performance.  Monitoring of competitive offerings in the market place, including products, price levels and associated service offerings. Assign pricing for all quotes per the pricing policy for the assigned product line.

New Product Development - Oversee and lead new product development of standard products for use in the medical device industry, including market research to identify unmet needs and competitive solutions, coordination with other Medical Components Marketing Personnel and R&D to align new product development with our core competencies.  Engagement with the appropriate functional groups (Quality, Regulatory, Validation, Global Procurement and Operations etc.) in the business to assure compliance with our internal procedures and policies. 

Sales Support - Development of commercial sales tools and supporting collateral to promote our products and capabilities in the medical market place.  In coordination with the Marketing Coordinator, develop a consistent portfolio of product literature (i.e. Technical Data Sheets), product imagery, trade show support and web presence.  Additional responsibilities will include the participation in the prioritization of product validation testing and the creation of thought leadership collateral to promote our position in the market.  The product specialist will also support the sales team(s) through creation of support tools, training, customer visits, and acting as Subject Matter Expert for the assigned product line.

Market Research - Aid/support the Market Development Manager via conducting market research for assigned product line in support of identification of both existing and new market sub-segments.  This effort will include the identification of end-use applications, accompanying target customers by region, and the identification of the appropriate products with a clear statement of product positioning and its value proposition.

                                    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS           
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business field is required.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate 2 to 5 years of experience in Marketing or Sales or Technical experience in either of these three areas: extrusion, silicone molding, filtration.

It is preferred that candidates have B2B Product Management Experience along with experience in the medical device manufacturing industry.

                                    Who are we ?           
Saint-Gobain Life Sciences is a businesses within the High Performance Solutions  Sector, which is spear-heading the advancement of innovation within the Group. Life Sciences is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research & development facilities around the world.

Through close partnerships with our business leaders, our team works to support the achievement of business goals while emphasizing the  Life Sciences values of accountability, trust, initiative, respect and helping.

                                    Legal Statement           
Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

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Full Time Employee
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Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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