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Title:  Product Manager

Req ID:  15045
Category:  Marketing/Communications
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

STERIS is looking for an experienced Product Manager to join our VHP team and join a collaborative team that rewards innovative while building your career. This role is a mixture of downstream and upstream marketing with balanced focus on new product development and initiatives centered on marketing & sales strategies and execution. The primary focus for the Product Manager is to achieve or exceed revenue and profitability objectives for the assigned product or category while developing and maintaining a 3-5 year vision for a product line and the strategies and tactics to implement that vision.  


  1. Marketing Strategy Development, Execution and Program Management
  • Work closely with the commercial team to increase product penetration & utilization through the development of tools and programs that provide a seamless approach to selling value.
  • Collaboratively identify issues, opportunities and associated strategies within assigned procedural areas through frequent conversations and interactions with Customers, sales leadership and account managers.
  • Drive content and participate in sales meetings, national & regional conferences and events.
  • Communicate with field representatives to assure awareness of product changes, pricing changes, new sales tools, corrective measures, etc.     


  1. Leadership & Team Building
  • Create and drive short and long-term product /procedural planning process within assigned product/procedural areas to achieve corporate goals
  • Win mind share with internal cross functional team members through a collaborative approach to identifying solutions based on data, building excitement and consensus specific to assigned product/procedural area to drive projects forward


  1. Procedural and Product Planning
  • Collaborate with NA sales and marketing leadership on the development/execution of Plans of Action (POAs) and new product launches including:
    • forecasting and financial planning/business case development
    • market potential/opportunity and target share by product line
    • needs based Customer segmentation
    • value proposition creation
    • competitive analysis
    • reimbursement & GPO / IDN trends
    • understanding of market pricing by product line
    • key issues and trends
    • strategies to support sales execution
    • product life cycle planning
    • product training
    • Identify, establish and maintain productive relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and Key Accounts (KAs) in the medical community –often related to product areas of focus
    • Demonstrate a robust understanding of the competitive product marketplace
    • Keep informed and proactively act on current market trends and sales analysis to sharpen ability to plan, review, adjust and approve product/procedural plans, including the identification of future product development opportunities
    • Provide pricing strategy stewardship within assigned product categories 


      4. Market Research and New Product Development

  • Provide strong leadership in all phases of the Stage Gate process
  • Provide strong commercial and clinical Voice of Customer supporting recommendations for NPD based on qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Support cross-functional new product development teams with market objectives when completing documentation (PRD, IOS, Labeling, etc.), feasibility testing, and risk analysis for new products and line extensions
  • Actively participate in product testing with Customers to determine if product meets market needs
  • Drive planning for new product launches including forecasting, sales collateral, equipment evaluation requirements, pricing guidelines, and product training.
  • Review industry publications and practices to ensure products meet Customer needs and industry guidelines

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or Business

Required Experience

  1. BA or BS degree in Marketing, Business or a related field.  MBA preferred
  2. Minimum of 5+ years of experience in Marketing (medical device product marketing experience preferred)
  3. Minimum of 5+ years of experience in business related field

Skills and Competencies

  1. US and international experience helpful
  2. Exhibit a strong sense of urgency for executing strategic plans and achieving product revenue goals
  3. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  4. Fluent in Microsoft Office Applications


  • Decision Making
  • Business Acumen
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Customer Focus
  • Building Partnerships
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Driving for Results
  • Creating an inclusive environment



STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  15045
Category:  Marketing/Communications
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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