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Senior Product Manager - Personal Care - SEN01006D

Job ID: 116957
Job Views: 60
Location: Northfield, Illinois, United States
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Job Category: Medline
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 10.12.2019

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Product Manager within the Personal Care division located at our corporate headquarters in Northfield, IL. You will be responsible for driving the financial growth of a business unit worth over $100MM which includes Adult Protective Underwear, Bladder Control Pads, etc, and may have more than one direct report.

What will you do?

Under general supervision, manage the full product lifecycle including sourcing, marketing, new product development, sales support and financial growth.

  • Develop and implement comprehensive marketing plans and promotional programs for existing products to include product strategy development, pricing strategy, collateral creation and brand management
  • Review monthly financial performance and determine contributing factors. Offer solutions for detrimental sales or cost trends. Prepare product forecasts to include revenue and expense expectations. Analyze sales trends over time and impact of competitive strategies. Support forecasts and budgets with appropriately detailed marketing plans.
  • Coordinate project management with company-owned manufacturing site stakeholders such as R&D, finance, engineering, and value stream management.
  • Work with Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Engineering to reduce Cost of Goods by assessing packaging, alternate materials, new sources of material, stocking, make to order, direct to customer shipments, etc. Manage inventory by focusing on eliminating surplus and optimizing SKU count.     
  • Develop and deliver training materials for internal stakeholders, sales forces and customers. Create sales tools. 
  • Conduct effective market research and translate that research into new products, product improvements, or line extensions by providing leadership to a multi-functional team.
  • Travel with sales force to support efforts to convert customers to purchase Medline products. Provide timely follow up to sales forces by answering product questions via e-mail and phone. 
  • Develop and mentor staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; build and maintain employee morale and motivation; ensure the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies.

Why Medline? We’ll let the numbers speak for us.  

  • 45+ years of consecutive growth (double-digit for the past 20)
  • 20+ product divisions and counting
  • 350,000+ products and counting
  • 20,000 employees spanning the globe
  • 100+ years in the industry, we know healthcare
  • Ranked number 32 on Forbes 2017 list of largest privately held companies in the U.S.
  • Conducting business in 90+ countries.


Job Requirements


  • This is your business. Your passion for it will only help to accelerate your success and opportunity.


  • Bachelor’s degree. 

Relevant Work Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in marketing, sales, product management or clinical practice in the healthcare industry.
  • Experience negotiating with outside vendors and internal resources.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing financial data.


  • Willing to travel up to 50% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
What can you expect once you’re on board?
  • Medical, dental, vision & Rx plan
  • 401k with company match!
  • Impress friends & family with tours of our 679,000 square foot headquarters
  • Indoor basketball court & fitness center open 24/7 and free to employees
  • Subsidized cafeteria: eat healthy, spend less
  • Break up the day with a quick game of ping pong or shuffle board
  • Collaborate to innovate! Get away from your cube and team up with coworkers at the fireplace or at one of our many meeting spaces
  • Worried about the drive? Check out our commuter options!

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