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Date: Apr 3, 2019

Location: Hemel Hempstead, HRT, GB

Company: Boston Scientific



The core objective of this role is to support SH Valves (TAVI valves, TAVI accessories and Cerebral Embolic Protection) in achieving the goals and objectives of country/cluster. This person should drive the achievement of business growth through focused market/competitive analysis and the development of a tactical marketing plan in coordination with the sales and marketing organization.




  • Market Development: Assists in the development and is responsible for the execution of post market strategies; Identifies clinical/market trends and suggests new product/marketing opportunities;

Creates and manages Physician training programs; Responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans for product areas consistent with the overall SHV goals and Strategic Plan;

Supports field execution of marketing programs through active presence in the field, working with sales representatives and therapy representatives (TRs); Develops creative approaches to marketing existing/new products; Assists in creating reimbursement strategies.

  • Building and Maintaining Relationships: Identifies and develops relationships with key opinion leaders in the field;

Develops a support structure and relationship with sales representatives & TRs and sales management through responsiveness to their questions, needs and issues;

Develops and maintains relationships with key functional areas including EU marketing, market research, clinical and regulatory.

  • Planning and Analysis: Develops operational product launch strategies and identifies product roll-out strategy in collaboration with EU marketing and sales management; SHV Franchise/product responsibility for developing competitive strategy and product analysis; Assists in providing market potential/analysis in developing market planning documents that encompass strategic planning, marketing plans, supply forecast, etc.;

Understands how product profit/loss is impacted by consignment plans, national contracts, etc.;

Responsible for tracking financial performance of product, analysis of issues and action plan development to achieve revenue objectives in collaboration with sales management; Development and monitoring of the SHV budget (including programs, promotion, advertising, etc.).

Will participate actively in the cluster/country TAVI QBR in alignment with EMEA KPI;

  • Product Management: Responsible for developing, coordinating and executing product & know-the-data training, in conjunction with the Field trainers if available;

Facilitates Physician to Physician training and selling; Development of downstream sales tools to support sales execution;

Drives and coordinate adapted customer programs; Develops and implements promotional activities/materials for SHV

Defines and executes professional conference strategies and tactics for SHV

Develops and implements launch strategies, Launch forecasting and launch package.

Should attend monthly EMEA marketing call and bi-yearly summit meetings

  • Quality: Ensures awareness and compliance with applicable standard operating

procedures to meet, comply and champion all quality and regulatory commitments of Boston Scientific;

As interface to Customer and Sales Organization has direct responsibility to facilitate, share documents and process to identify, notify and ensure any complaint or problem are addressed, thereby demonstrating high commitment to Quality in all interactions and behaviors;

Responsible to facilitate and champion the quality requirements and the message of compliance to internal and external customers for all events and campaigns.


Skills and experience required

  • Previous product launch experience (strategy, leading and executing) essential
  • Medical device experience preferred ideally in Interventional Cardiology. other industry sector experience will be considered, particularly highly regulated environments
  • Degree in Marketing or in a relevant field
  • Local market knowledge
  • Good numeracy and analytical skills; previous sales forecasting experience preferred
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Proven ability to work and influence across a matrix organization. Builds networks and able to lead and partner with various stakeholders on local and EU level
  • Collaborative; team focused; willing to contribute to the development of the team
  • Desire to execute with hands on mindset
  • Open mind set and willingness to learn about new technologies and markets
  • Excellent communication skills and with a passion to present and motivate
  • Results oriented and takes accountability
  • Flexible
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Fluency (native or equivalent) in English
  • Willing and able to travel



Job Scope 



  • A developing professional. Working knowledge and application of business and technical concepts, procedures and practices. General knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards. General understanding of business unit/group when function. Exercises judgment when interpreting company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.

Problem Solving


  • Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment to determine appropriate action. Has knowledge of alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the business or technological environment.

Planning and Organization


  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

Discretion/Latitude; Supervision Received; Decision Making


  • Works under general direction regarding the progress of projects and special assignments. May seek guidance in resolving problems, interpretating established policies, procedures and practices.  Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment.

Business Relationships and Project Management


  • Cultivates a wide range of internal business relationships and begins to develop an external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks. May lead a project team of small to moderate scope. Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.



  • Contributes to the completion of departmental projects and goals. Errors in judgment, poor recommendations, or failure to achieve results would normally require a moderate expenditure of resources to rectify


  • Direct line into cluster/country  SH or TAVI manager
  • Dotted line to EHQ/EMEA GMM

Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work

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