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European Product and Clinical Specialist VAD


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**Job Description Summary**

Field Based in UK/Nordics/Switzerland or Benelux

We are currently recruiting a Product and Clinical Specialist to join our European Marketing team for the Vascular Access Device portfolio in our Medication Delivery Solutions business in based anywhere in Europe.

As European Product and Clinical Specialist, you will be a key contributor in defining and demonstrating the value and impact of our Vascular Access Device portfolio in the European region with a strong focus on our central catheters and enabling technologies. You will be responsible for managing relevant product offerings, positioning, promotional activities and for demonstrating deep clinical expertise within our advanced vascular access portfolio, working closely with our regional marketing and clinical teams.

As Vascular Access Device expert, you will manage the delivery of advanced product and clinical training and education to enable strong uptake and development of this strategic portfolio. The product and clinical responsibilities will include managing product and clinical queries, maintaining clinical literature and helping in the creation of clinical services in support of the advance vascular device portfolio.

You will support and codevelop strong value propositions, service offering and portfolio life cycle management to optimize market penetration and share of category for the portfolio offering, in line with worldwide priorities and in support of our Vascular Access Management strategic direction.

The role will report to the Marketing Manager Vascular Access Technologies Europe with a dotted line to the Clinical Director Medication Delivery Solutions Europe. Frequent travel in Europe and occasional transatlantic travel will be required.

**Job Description**

**Key responsibilities include:**

+ Develop deep customer and market insight (Voice of the customer) to enable fact-based decisions and guide successful execution

+ Provide in-depth knowledge on market trends, key influencers and competitive situation

+ Maintain state of the art knowledge for the practices & guidelines associated with the advance vascular assess portfolio.

+ Maintain state of the art knowledge of the clinical and scientific evidence associated with the advance vascular assess portfolio.

+ Develop and maintain expert market and portfolio knowledge and support country teams with relevant portfolio and clinical information and training initiatives

+ Contribute to the Marketing Planning processes building strong plans and championing it to other stakeholders

+ Drive implementation of European strategies including pricing, positioning and platform programs aligned with the overall Vascular Access Management strategic direction and global portfolio direction.

+ Collaborate and work effectively with the Global Platforms; European marketing, clinical and country teams to implement and guide portfolio strategies and tactics.

+ Engage with cross-functional teams, such as regulatory, compliance, supply chain, finance to drive and support portfolio growth and provide key information for successful delivery of our vascular access device portfolio objectives.

+ Provide regular forecast and budget inputs and monitor key indicators and metrics to track portfolio and program effectiveness

**About you**

To deliver the results that we are looking for, we need a professional educated to degree-level (Bachelor's degree, Life-Science degree) with experience in the European healthcare environment. Qualification as a Registered Nurse or equivalent health care worker status is desired. You have 3 to 5 years' experience in a product marketing or a clinical/scientific role with a strong understanding of the commercial context in Europe.

You are very familiar with portfolio life cycle management and all related aspects, including portfolio optimization, pricing, compliance and other operational aspects. A proven track record in introducing new technologies, driving adoption and uptake, both from a technology, clinical and commercial point of view is critical. You have the ability to lead cross functional work and build alignment with excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills.

You are very comfortable guiding and teaching customer facing teams and health care professionals and at ease in clinical and product application discussions. In addition, you have the ability to turn customer insights into actionable strategies and plans as well as aligning clinical activity to commercial business drivers.

You handle ambiguity and change constructively and take ownership within a matrix organization, leveraging relationships and influencing without formal authority. You have a desire for self-development to further advance your career. You are fluent in English, with another European language desired. Finally, you are competent in computer and IT tools and willing to travel regularly, up to 40% of the time.

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**Primary Work Location**

GBR Winnersh - Eskdale Road

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.

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