Group Medical Services
  • 11-Apr-2018 to 28-Apr-2018 (CST)
  • Other
  • Regina, SK, CAN
  • Full Time

Are you passionate about marketing? Do you enjoy doing market trend research? Are you engaged by a dynamic, fast-paced environment? If so, you are the person we are looking for at GMS.

Collaborating with the Manager, Product, this position helps support the implementation of a product management framework, and supports forecasting and budgeting as part of the product lifecycle.

You will be responsible to manage the product lifecycle process to ensure effective implementation. This role evaluates and supports the sales performance and profitability of our products.

What will you do as a Product Specialist?

  • Conduct market research to determine competitor trends, consumer buying patterns, marketing opportunities, and current and future market threats.
  • Drive the adoption and effective use of the product management framework across all GMS departments.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing to collect market and customer data, and provide expert recommendations for changes or enhancements.
  • Conduct regular analysis and reporting on product performance; provide insights, recommendations, and suggestions based on expertise.
  • Participate in the design and development of new products.
  • Lead product project execution and initiatives for effective implementation.
  • Design and provide internal and external support and training on GMS products and services.
  • Participate in annual forecasting and budgeting.
  • Collaborate with internal stake holders to ensure the correct operational and technical requirements to support product development and enhancements.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of the regulatory, compliance, and legal requirements for our products and product sales.
  • Develop and deliver business cases and cost benefit analysis based on market research and proposed product design and enhancements.
  • Conduct regular product reviews through market research and consultation with internal and external resources.

The skills and competencies you will bring to this role:

  • Analytical Thinking uses a methodical step-by-step approach to solving complex problems; is able to consider and break down multiple sources of information and data into manageable and clear components.
  • Quality Orientation maintains strong attention to detail; conducts extensive discussions with the business and market to ensure assumptions and recommendations are alignment with business and market needs.
  • Innovation develops new and creative solutions, thinks outside the box, and uses data to prompt rich discussion on creative solutions to business needs.
  • Communication understand and communicates with a variety of stakeholders to ensure business needs are heard; approaches problems and recommendations with collaboration as the primary driver; listens thoughtfully to clients and stakeholders.

The qualifications we're looking for:

  • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration and/or marketing; or equivalent education and experience.
  • 3+ years working in marketing and/or product management.
  • Prior experience in the insurance or financial services industry would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of market analysis and research considered an asset.
  • Prior experience in project management or implementation would be considered an asset.

 If you can't wait to join an exciting Saskatchewan company, we encourage you to apply by April 28, 2018.

 We thank everyone who applies for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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