Invacare Corporation, headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare employs approximately 5,000 associates and markets its products in 100 countries around the world. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVC.
Invacare's vision is to design, manufacture and deliver the best value in medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles - making life's experiences possible.
Invacare seeks an enthusiastic and talented professional to join the position of a
Group Product Manager Passive EMEA, based at our site Küschall AG in Witterswil (near Basel, Switzerland)
Your key responsibility in this role will be to:
Ensure that the IVC current and future portfolio meets customer’s needs
Ensure that the IVC sales team have the right tools and know how to use them in selling the portfolio
Define the long term strategic plan for the products in the segment.
In collaboration with R&D, Sourcing and IVC Sales Teams, lead the process for the requirements definition for current and future products. Together with the Countries develop and follow business cases.
Provide commercial support for current and new products.
Deliver product training (with a special focus in the product USPs).
Provision of Communication Brief and subsequent development and implementation.
Responsible for reviewing product information data to ensure that the field force is kept up to date on new developments regarding the company or competitors’ products.
Act as point of first reference for all product related enquiries and work collaboratively with colleagues to address any issues that may arise.
Follow KPI and develop tactical plans to ensure that the business goals are achieved.
You prepare sales analysis and various reports on demand (i.e. by country, product). You will establish and maintain a good relationship with the sales companies in Europe. You undertake market research so that key competitor’s trends are recognized and documented. In addition, you act as voice of the customer in product development projects.
You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational or Physical Therapy or a related discipline. You have 5 to 10 years of experience in Marketing or Product Management, preferably in the healthcare industry. You have already worked in a global/international management and in the creation of successful new products / services. You are fluent in English and German and French would be an asset. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are used to work under pressure. You have proven your ability to manage projects in matrix organisations. You are highly motivated and result driven. Furthermore, you have very good computer skills (MS Office/MS Project etc.) and are willing to travel about 50% of your time.
If you are interested in this job opportunity, please send your application to
Frau Karen Bruttel
Sr. HR Generalist
061 487 70 17