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Future opportunity - Senior Marketing Manager General Surgery Europe

  • Freiburg im Breisgau, BW, Germany
  • Remote Available
  • Marketing
  • REF13024R

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function of Position:
This position will develop, lead, and implement strategic and tactical incubator procedure and marketing programs for Europe, and develop European surgeon champions to drive adoption of general surgery procedures performed with da Vinci systems. The focus will include upstream and incubator growth procedures in General Surgery such as bariatric and other general abdominal surgery.
The primary function of this position is to be able to develop and execute on the following global marketing standards at a European level:
1. Understand your market – Open/MIS rate, National/European outcomes, surgeon/patient/hospital segments, reimbursement levels, incumbent surgical techniques and key opinion leaders (KOL)
2. Lead and maintain alignment on target incubator procedures/products – Work with US business unit, country commercial and marketing leaders to define and lead the short to long term incubator clinical strategy and procedure readiness matrix.
3. Build Value Proposition stories, tools, events and engage 3Ps (Physician, Patient, Provider) - targeted in the right sequence
4. Develop Speaker/ Teacher/ Case Observation/ Executive KOLs – with strong technique, outcomes and use of advanced technology
5. Quantify the Impact (QTI) – clinical, economic, operational evidence - of robotic surgery with da Vinci surgeons/hospitals as references
6. Align with relevant surgical and executive societies on robotic surgery with da Vinci to ensure support and partnership

Roles and Responsibilities:
Understand your market:
• Analyze European general surgery market dynamics in growth areas to establish clear adoption drivers and barriers
• Develop qualitative and quantitative data and experiences to segment and deeply understand existing and new markets, the surgeon, their practice, the patient journey, and the clinical procedure steps
• Working with the Marketing Director General Surgery, design, develop and execute European marketing strategies, value messaging (clinical, economic, operational, strategic), and tactics with a demonstrated ROI in focused General Surgery. This will include detailed market activities to be implemented in a defined timeline and budget
Maintain alignment on target procedures/products
• Align frequently with market/country marketing and sales leadership on European procedure priorities, initiatives and tactics
• Develop and implement with training a structured and standardize general surgery training pathway that enable surgeon to sustainability in each procedure indications
• Work closely with clinical affairs to develop and implement publication strategies that will support procedure adoption goals
• Work closely as needed with European product marketing teams to define marketing promotion and product requirements for new products needed to further enable key General Surgery procedures and drive adoption
Build Value Props Stories, Tools, Events and Engage 3Ps
• Partner with market/global marketing, sales and training department to identify and support the development of sales reps—to include creating content for European company meetings
• Deliver European clinical & capital marketing and sales tools to achieve short and long-term goals for procedures /sales quotas, products and system sales
Develop Speaker/ Teacher/ CaseObs/ Executive KOLs
• Develops and builds surgeon champions (KOLs) by market segment and develop and implement leading robotic clinical education programs and symposia to drive competency and utilization of da Vinci systems
• Working with country marketing, develop proctors and course hosts based on surgical, clinical and teaching expertise to implement safe and effective reproducible surgical techniques with improve clinical outcomes
Quantify the Impact (QTI) – clinical, economic, strategic evidence
• Work closely with national and global Market Access team to assist in development and execution of cost effectiveness/ value strategies in key markets
• Develop and Validate Clinical and Economical data with case observation centers and surgeon champions
Align with relevant Surgical and Executive societies
• Develop and implement Intuitive’s presence at European conferences, including robotics symposia, post graduate (PG) courses, live surgical broadcasts and tradeshow booth promotion
• Develop and execute European society collaboration initiatives in training and education


    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in life science or business discipline. MBA preferred
    • 12+ years of experience, including 7 years of Clinical/Product marketing experience in a therapeutic medical device company, General Surgery experience preferred
    • Strong Clinical, Surgical and/or Operating Theatre (Room) experience desired
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    • Language (spoken and written): Required: fluent in English; Preferred: fluent in German and/or French; conversant in both
    • Proven ability to effectively position procedure/product messages and develop strong sales support to drive desired adoption
    • Demonstrated success in building clinical education and marketing programs to drive product/procedure growth
    • Experienced leading departmental and cross-functional projects and project teams in the medical device or related industry
    • Strong track record of leading strategic initiatives from concept to completion
    • Proven success integrating business insights into broad Marketing strategies and plans
    • Superior verbal/written communication, teamwork, and interpersonal work across multiple constituents.
    • Self-starter with ability to take leadership in unstructured environment.
    • A keen ability to manage projects, keeping to budget, organizing, prioritizing and coping with multiple tasks
    • Strong knowledge of the MS Office product suite
    • Ability to travel 60%. International travel required
    • The job holder could be based in Switzerland or any Intuitive direct market countries (France, Germany, Benelux, Nordics or UK)

    Additional Information

    Intuitive ist ein Arbeitgeber, der gleiche und gerechte Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten bietet. Wir bieten allen qualifizierten Bewerbern und Mitarbeitern gleiche Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten, unabhängig von ethnischer Herkunft, Geschlecht, Schwangerschaft, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität, nationaler Herkunft, Hautfarbe, Alter, Religion, geschütztem Veteranenstatus, Behindertenstatus, genetischen Informationen oder einem anderen Status, der nach den geltenden Gesetzen auf Bundes-, Landes- oder lokaler Ebene geschützt ist, und verbieten jegliche Form von Diskriminierung und Belästigung.

    Gemäß den „Fair Chance“-Gesetzen berücksichtigen wir qualifizierte Bewerber, die verhaftet wurden oder Vorstrafen haben, für offene Stellen.

    Shift: Day
    Travel: 75% of the time

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