Metagenics

  • Associate Category Manager

    Location US-CA-Aliso Viejo
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/1/2018 2:44 PM)
    Job ID
    3047
    # Positions
    1
  • Summary

    Metagenics is a global lifestyle medicine company, offering products and programs exclusively to health care practitioners. For over 30 years, we have been driven by a scientific concept: How the right nutrition can help people realize their best health possible. We don't compromise on safety, efficacy, or quality - to make sure that we deliver the best results possible. Time after time. Bottle after bottle. We carefully monitor all products to assure purity and safety, from formulation and ingredient selection all the way to the final product. We offer more educational support for health care professionals than anyone else in our field - keeping them in touch with the latest research and nutritional approaches to help manage today’s most common illnesses. Metagenics is dedicated to helping people live a happier, healthier life by realizing their genetic potential. 

    Responsibilities

    Position Overview:

     

    The Associate Category Manager works with the Category Manager(s) to assist in growing the sales and profitability of a specific category or categories of products in the Metagenics product line. The Associate Category Manager assists in in creating, coordinating and executing the strategies and tactics for product development, marketing and sales of the products in the portfolio. This position is involved in a broad range of marketing activities including market research, market analysis, planning, scheduling, budgeting, product development, advertising, sales support, PR and communications activities for the product categories. The Associate Category Manager will assist in specific project responsibilities and products within categories, under the direction of the Category Manager(s) and Directory of Category Management.

     

    This role requires strong partnering with functional leads and key stakeholders in Marketing, Regulatory, R&D, Sales, and several other technical departments to drive product development. Must have the ability to juggle multiple projects of varying scope under tight deadlines.

     

    What you'll do: 

    • Assist in developing the strategy for the Category in support of the corporate strategic objectives and marketing strategy
    • Strategize in developing the appropriate tactical plans necessary to execute the Category strategy
    • Manage specific projects and products in  specific Categories,  including assisting in market research, marketing analysis, planning, positioning, budgeting, product development, collateral development, advertising, PR, product training
    • Work with Category Managers to conduct market research on a Category to determine trends, opportunities, create product positioning and pricing, create forecasts, understand the life cycle of the products in the category and develop marketing programs
    • Work with the sales force to develop competitive product analysis, materials, strategies and marketing programs to help combat the competition
    • Work with Category Manager assisting in overseeing specific products to plan, measure and manage the overall advertising, PR, communications and collateral literature production for the Category
    • Work with Category Manager to help with budgeting responsibilities for the various marketing areas relative to the categories involved to ensure that overall profitability requirements are met
    • Work with the Category Manager and R&D to support the creation of new products in the Category, to stay ahead of the competition and provide the customer with the best in health care nutrition
    • Collaborate with R&D and to offer marketing guidance for product development and product improvements for the products in the Category
    • Contribute to the execution of the marketing plans as assigned efficiently; on time and coordinated with new product development, so as to optimize sales of all products and service

     

    You'll love this job if you're:

    • A strong communicator and collaborator and work effectively with all members of the organization, from individual contributors to top execs
    • Highly analytical and strategic. Your problem solving skills are unparalleled
    • You always maintain a friendly disposition — even (and especially) under pressure
    • Quick on your feet!  When problems arise, you reliably produce responses and solutions

     

    Experience / Training / Education

    • BA/BS; Graduate Degree (MBA) preferred but not required equivalent experience with emphasis on marketing or branding
    • Proficient in essential computer software including all Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, Finesse, InMotion, and Wrike
    • Experience coordinating the editing, review, and approval of nutraceutical, medical food, and dietary supplement labels to FDA standards
    • 3-5 years previous product management marketing experience, preferably involving health care products
    • Experience with marketing to healthcare providers or experience in sales is a plus
    • Training or experience in managing  budgets
    • Project management
    • Basic understanding of product development process
    • Understanding of positioning and pricing
    • Experience with graphic design, copy writing, advertising, PR, communication, planning and literature production
    • Highly organized
    • Good communication skills (oral and written communication), organization skills, project management and proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint (preferred);
    • Effective/dynamic presenter

     

     Knowledge of

    • Product development/planning process
    • Creative process including design, production, and printing
    • Knowledge of inventory, forecasting, and budgeting processes
    • Document revision control and filing methods
    • Experience in the nutrition marketplace
    • Dietary supplement labeling and health claims regulations
    • Current industry best practices related to marketing regulations

     

    Skills/Abilities

    • Must have good motivational, communication and presentation skills
    • Must have strong analytical skills
    • Must have good writing skills
    • To be a “quick study”, able to understand new concepts and product areas quickly and have the affinity to read and understand medically-based information.
    • Ability to independently define problems, collect data, establish facts, prioritize, and draw valid conclusions to accomplish goals
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
    • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of personality types
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Extremely detail oriented including the ability to read small print
    • Effective organizational skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Ability to multi-task effectively
    • Flexibility and a willingness to learn new things

     

    Other

    • May be required to work beyond standard business hours to complete work or projects
    • Travels by car and air on behalf of business
    • Meets all applicable safety requirements for the position and work environment
    • Completes other duties as assigned

     

    Physical Requirements and working conditions:

    • Sits at a computer station, meeting table or work desk for more than two-thirds of each day
    • Stands and walks to other stations and departments throughout the day
    • Uses hands and fingers to operate computers and office equipment most of the day
    • May stoop or crouch to access files or storage
    • Requires clear vision at 20 inches or less with or without corrective lenses
    • Hearing and speech within normal ranges and sufficient for clear communication face to face and especially via the telephone
    • Lifts up to10 pounds regularly; lifts 25 pounds occasionally
    • Exposed to noise levels typical of office environments

     

    Mental and Reseasoning Requirements:

    • Uses critical thinking skills to work with documents and spreadsheets and interpret information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Able to review complex documents like contracts and leases. Able to review quantitative and qualitative work and identify questionable items
    • Expert problem-solving and data-analysis skills
    • Able to set goals based on available information and to plan work in order to meet deadlines
    • Able to formulate appropriate responses to requests for data, services and information from internal or external customers with a wide range of personalities and demeanors
    • Able to project likely future occurrences based on current or historical data
    • Able to work independently and react quickly to changing priorities with a consistent sense of urgency

     Metagenics, and its companies are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Metagenics takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans.

     

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