Do you have the drive to join a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products?
Invacare Corporation, is an NYC listed organisation that specialises in the manufacture and distribution of a range of medical devices that that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Through its emphasis on providing clinically and technically relevant products such as powered and manual wheelchairs, pressure area care and respiratory therapy. Invacare aims to keep its promise to customers by ‘Making life’s experiences possible’
Invacare employs approximately 5,000 associates worldwide and markets its products in over 80 countries around the world. In Europe, Invacare is present in 14 countries with the European Headquarters located in Switzerland.
How to apply?
If you feel you can match up to any of the specifications below, please send a covering letter and an up-to-date CV to the HR department at: Invacare Limited, Pencoed Technology Park, Pencoed, Bridgend, CF35 5AQ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We currently have a vacancy for:
Associate Product Specialist - Lifestyle
Pencoed, South Wales
This is an excellent opportunity to join a multi-national organisation in a stable and growing market sector.
This role has been created as an introductory position into the Product Management discipline. The successful candidate would be expected to develop into a Product Specialist within an agreed timeframe dependent on skills and abilities, and should ideally possess the drive and ambition to progress further through the organisation.
In the role you will be working closely with the Marketing Manager - Lifestyle and Senior Product Specialist - Lifestyle, where you will support the use of traditional marketing methods, such as promotions, bulletins and brochures as well as digital marketing tools, including web sites, microsites and digital mailing (e.g. web site content management systems, product information databases, customer relationship management databases and automated e-mail campaign tools.
Additionally, you will be expected to assist and support the smooth running of the Pressure Area Care and Safe Patient Handling product categories and you will be responsible for the day to day organisation and administrative duties relating to Product Management and Marketing Communication for the categories, preparing and managing documentation and marketing materials and helping to communicate all necessary information, both internally and externally.
Through gaining specialist knowledge of products within the Lifestyle product categories you will be expected to in time hold the relevant expertise to support Invacare’s internal departments, colleagues and customers by providing specialist information and assistance on product related matters.
On completion of a comprehensive training programme, you will ultimately be providing training as part of Invacare’s ‘Invacademy’ Training Programme to internal departments, colleagues and Invacare customers.
Some UK and possibly European travel will be required, therefore a full drivers licence along with current passport allowing travel is essential.
The ideal candidate will be ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent), preferably in a discipline relevant to the role. Alternative education level may be considered for the right candidate. The right candidate is good team player; personable with a positive ‘can- do’ attitude; able to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail. Ability to learn on the job as Invacare uses bespoke software packages for business management.
The candidate should also have a good working knowledge of desk top applications such as Word, Excel and Power point.
You will in your role gain a clear understanding of the market, through desk research and spending time in the field with Business Development Managers and Customers. Continual exposure to the market through field visits and attendance at exhibitions and conferences is an essential part of the role.
Full formal and informal training will be provided e.g. Invacare specific applications, such as CRM, CMS, PIM and ELOQUA. If desired and for the suitable candidate ‘Chartered Institute of Marketing’ qualifications will also be available. The successful candidate will work closely with and be fully supported by the ‘Senior Product Specialist – Lifestyle’ as well as the Marketing Manager – Lifestyle.
NB: This recruitment will be handled directly hence no agency contact is required