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Product Manager - Switzerland  

Straumann (company)


Posted on : 26 January 2017

Project Description

  About Us:
  • Our company acts as a business platform to drive and manage the distribution and internationalization of brands for tooth replacement solutions. 
  • Our leading brands offer high quality, attractively-priced products that are popular in domestic and regional markets. 
  • Our goal is to gradually achieve excellent customer engagement, website traffic and revenue with higher eShop conversion rates by strategically exploiting all aspects of the digital marketing road map.
  • If making things work in a fast-growing, agile international environment is your vocation, our company is the place to be.

 Product Manager
  • For the Product Management Team  we are looking for a Global Product Manager to accompany new product development within a Development Program and be responsible of shaping innovative new product solutions based on industry experience, lead user and customer interaction, and  strategic objectives. 
  •  Acting as a Product Manager you will also be responsible for the entire product life cycle management of an existing product portfolio and for the optimization of the global product contribution. Being a portfolio expert you will contribute to sales force training, product positioning, key messages as well as maintaining relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). 
Your tasks        
For New Product Development  
  • Identify, collect and assess market and customer needs;  transforms them into System and Product Requirements in close collaboration  with manufacturers 
  • Write Sales & Marketing Plan, define the product claims 
  • Define features and benefits and provides inputs on detailed  positioning  
  • Have a deep understanding of competitive landscape, and deliver  comparison of new products with competition  
  • Elaborates pricing of new products based on overall positioning in  collaboration with Customer Marketing, and will be responsible for value  analysis of new product & competitors. 
  • Write product training concepts and content together with T&E  
  • Deliver product related documentation (e.g. step-by-step, IFU,  treatment guide for product solutions, presentations, website, product  catalogue)  
  • Provide information for product collaterals and works with the  manufacturers or creative agencies to develop promotional programs 
  • Drive market introduction, oversees and supports local product  managers during local launch (defines requirements for local launch  readiness) 

For Product Life Cycle Management 
  • Own responsibility for a defined product group, will be  key contact person for subsidiaries and HQ 
  • Proactively monitor product performance (sales, gross margin), seek  counteractions quickly to address performance gaps together with Regional Sales  organization 
  • Be responsible for strategic claim development and product  positioning, provide input to product strategy 
  • Contribute to develop concept & content for product collaterals  and work with manufacturers or creative agencies to develop innovative  promotional programs 
  • Own and update product related documentation (e.g. step-by-step, IFU,  marketing brochures, presentations, website, product catalogue) 
  • Have regular interactions with customers to understand detailed  product usage and performance in comparison to competitive products  
  • Identify and assesses new product innovations and incremental product  improvements based on market feedback 
  • Provide in-depth market, industry and competitive analysis, compile  product related comparison 
  • Drive yearly pricing process (ASP) for product group in alignment with  franchise pricing start

Your profile 
  • Technical background as dental technician (prosthetics) plus  additional education in business administration (is an asset) 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Product Development or Product  Management related functions in dental industry 
  • Project Management experience is a plus 
  • Proven track record of achieving objectives and targets  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German &  English , any other language is an advantage 
  • Focused on customers, solution oriented, commercial mindset  
  • Collaborative, builds effective working relationships 
  • Strong sense of ownership, accountable and has a ‘can-do’ attitude 
  • Creates opportunities, innovative thinker 
  • Trustful, reliable and honest individual  
  • Strong communication skills, shares information and knowledge 
  • Open for change, adapts proactively 
  • Energetic, straight forward and performance driven personality 
  • Solid analytical skills, structured way of working 
  • Feels comfortable within a dynamic, agile and global environment
Our Offer:
  • It takes the commitment of bright and resourceful people to further  advance our innova­tive technology as well as our Swiss standard of precision  and quality. 
  • Adding your passion to our high-performance culture is a smart  move.