Product Manager - TL Procedures

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Location: CA - San Diego

Ref#: 100082

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Job Description
As a seasoned medical device Product Manager on our surgical Thoracolumbar Posterior Procedures team, you will be responsible for spearheading global product and market development efforts and helping lead a product design from inception through the commercialization process. You'll partner with engineers, surgeons and a diverse population of internal/external shareowners to development and commercialize products that meet the needs of our spine surgeon customers. As a true business owner, you are passionate about your product portfolio and have the internal drive to manage products in several stages of development - existing portfolio, near-term launch, pending FDA approval and new products. 

Because you are strong in both upstream and downstream marketing activities, you will be involved in the management and development process, associated branding, technique, sales training and product launch with revenue goals in mind. Your business plans focus on attention to long and short range consequences and optimization of both market share and profitability of existing and new products. You realize that your products must prove to be clinically and financially justified so you carefully conduct market research to identify/track market trends, produce competitive analysis/materials to compare like products from our competitors and product selection/definition. Of course, as our customers are at the forefront of our success and the way we do business, you always perform your duties in compliance with applicable FDA and state regulations as well as standards. You are motivated and ready to immerse yourself in this role to become the subject matter expert. 

Essential Responsibilities: 
  • Demonstrate strong presentation and training skills for surgeons, sales reps, and internal shareowners 
  • Create strategic marketing campaigns and develop all product support materials
  • Provide direct technical support to the sales force on key surgeon accounts and assist in meeting sales objectives 
  • Produce competitive analysis materials and product forecasts, and follow emerging trends 
  • Create strategies for product pricing and positioning Manage marketing and supply chain programs, including preparing and allocating budgets across product marketing initiatives 
  • Be a leader for collaboration across functional teams to identify and drive towards product milestones 
  • Drive a solution across development teams through defining and validating market requirements 
  • Develop and implement an international go-to-market plan and execute on time product launches 
  • Keep a strong pulse on the market by attending trade shows, VIP surgeon events, spine surgeries and labs
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven experience leading new product development projects through all phases of development
  • Track record of success with product launches in the medical device field
  • Strong knowledge of managing a business including forecast creation
  • 3-5 years of related experience with a marketing focus
  • Success in leading cross-functional project teams
  • Effective communication skills with strong confidence to present before groups of customers, vendors, peers, and leadership.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office with a strong ability to write business reports and correspondence as well as the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, employees, and management of organization
  • Ability and willingness to travel globally up to 25% of the time
  • Participate in regular cadaver labs throughout the product lifecycle as you work with a variety of internal/external resources on design iterations
  • Ability to lift or able to lift up to 45-50 lbs
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2+ years related experience in Product Marketing/Management
  • Product management experience with an orthopedic spine company
NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes. The Company's portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With over $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has an approximate 2,400 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals, and patients. For more information, please visit 
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