Kerr - Product Manager

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OPCO Description

Kerr, a subsidiary of Sybron Specialties wholly owned by Danaher Corporation, manufactures and sells products for restorative and aesthetic dentistry, focusing on 4 key product categories: Cements, Bonding Agents, Impression Materials and Composites. These are consumables and are the type of materials a dentist uses on a daily basis for many common procedures. Kerr also sells some small equipment such as the award-winning Demetron Curing Light.


Is your passion to make a difference, collaborate and create?
If your answer is YES, then we would like to speak to you about an exciting career growth opportunity!

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Director of Product Management the Product Manager will participate in overall product strategy, research and development requirements, development, and manufacturing coordination. Also determines, establishes and maintains overall product strategy, research and development requirements, marketing, and manufacturing coordination for new, existing, and emerging products.

Key Responsibilities:
Manage product from development from introduction to market, through appropriate exit strategies.
Determine, establish and maintain overall product strategy, specific research and development requirements, marketing, and manufacturing coordination for new, existing, and emerging products.
Conducts marketing research and analysis to develop product definitions and identifies market and industry trends.
Develops and maintains a prioritized list of market requirements for product.
Provides financial and technical justification for product selection and definition.
Prepares product development objectives and schedules for all phases of product development and introduction to market.
Produces competitive analysis materials comparing product with its key competitors.
Collaborates with cross functional groups including: Sales, Engineering, Marketing, Manufacturing, and Operations to develop and provide product definitions responsive to customer needs and market opportunities and maintain customer and product market information.
Maintain communications to collect/analyze technical, financial, schedule, and sales information for product line.
Manage the day-to-day progress of product in development and issues that arise with products, packaging, and field questions.
Present reports to upper management.


The Product Manager must be able to develop sales/market strategies and understand market trends that apply to product development cycle. Minimum requirements include:
4+ years related experience in a product management or a classical marketing role.
Demonstrated success in all aspects of marketing (positioning, product development & commercialization, pricing, packaging, promotion).
Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work with sales representatives on a daily basis.
Solid oral, written and presentation skills to effectively communicate and influence a cross functional team.
Strong analytical skills used to drive-decision making and experience building a business case using market and sales data and financial forecast statistics.
Effective time management skills to ensure on-time delivery of products.

Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university required.
MBA and/or dental/medical device industry experience preferred.

Why Join Our Team?
Be a part of an organization where performance is recognized and rewarded. Dentistry is our passion and our overall commitment to quality, superior service, and dedication to our client's needs has established Sybron Dental Specialties as an emerging leader in the market. Each Sybron Dental Specialties team member is charged with the commitment to be the most progressive and dynamic organization in the dental industry. We view our fellow employees, clients, and distributor partners as members of the same team. We're looking for others to join Sybron Dental Specialties who share our passion for growing our business the right way.

Benefits Available
Sybron Dental Specialties recognizes the innovation and energy of its employees with competitive compensation and a full range of benefits, including medical/dental/vision, retirement plan, and much more.

Please no faxes or phone calls. Only considered candidates will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest in Sybron Dental Specialties!

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Danaher Overview

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and consumer products, which all generate approximately $13 Billion in revenue. Danaherís business activities encompass four reporting segments and are comprised of six strategic platforms: Medical Technologies, Professional Instrumentation (Environmental, Electronic Test), Industrial Technologies (Motion, Product ID, and Focused Niche Businesses) and Tools & Components (Mechanicís Hand Tools). Danaher operates globally with about 50% of its revenues derived from outside the United States. The Company has significant operating businesses headquartered in Europe and has greatly expanded its operating presence in Asia over the past several years. Danaher is a well-capitalized business, which has historically used available cash flow to fund acquisition activity. Culturally, the company operates in a highly de-centralized model with an extremely lean corporate structure. Danaher has a proven system for achieving performance: the Danaher Business System (DBS). It drives every aspect of the groupís culture and performance. DBS is a system of continuous improvement and is used to guide and measure everyday activities, which has enabled it to double in size about every 5 years with impressive financial performance.
Organization: Kerr

Job Function: Marketing / Communications
Primary Location: North America-United States-CA-Orange

Schedule: Full-time


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