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Brand/Product Manager - Specialist

Job Requisition ID:  45667

ROLE DESCRIPTION 
Product Manager-Food & Beverage and Pharma-Care Chemicals
Located in USA; preferable Tri-Cities area. 
Travel: 20% to customers/suppliers/sites. 
Position will report to Product Director-Care Chemicals. 
Product Management is a key business role working in collaboration with Marketing and Sales leaders to drive business strategies and execution of P&L commitments.  Product Managers develop and execute product, asset and offer strategies to maximize return on assets and investments and understand our positioning in these areas against competition.  This is a fast-paced and diverse role which also serves as the primary business interface with manufacturing, technology, supply chain and other supporting functions to deliver world-class solutions/products and services to our customers around the world. 

 

ROLE TASKS AND RESPONSIBLITIES 
Product strategy development and execution across product life-cycle stages through close collaboration with the Marketing team or target market/applications.  This includes all aspects of product from raw material sourcing, quality requirements, application certifications, regulatory requirements and shifts, etc.   Maximize return on product growth and mix on assigned asset base.  Active participation in Food/Bev and Pharma market segment teams will be critical and expected. 
Asset strategy development both within our global manufacturing sites and strategic external sourcing to manufacture and deliver products to customers around the world through close collaboration with Technology and Manufacturing Teams, in line with the long-term business objectives.  Maximize return on capital investments to grow asset capabilities and/or down-size capabilities based on product life-cycle.  
Define and execute product offer playbooks including pricing and contract strategies to maximize return on assets.  Develop offer elements by market segment for inventory strategies, warehouse and lead time services in collaboration with Supply Chain teams. Continuously monitors the behavior of the offer and influences business decisions using effective analytics, customer-centric recommendations, and product expertise. 
External competitive benchmarking on products, cost position and strategies for key competitors. Monitors and communicates changing competitive asset activities including supply and demand modeling, market share, and conclusions. 
Contributes to competitive intelligence efforts involving business, sales, strategy, pricing, manufacturing, and technology; includes gathering, constructing, synthesizing, and analyzing key competitors and products including assets, capacities, utilization, cost base and strategies. Recommend actions to defend and grow market volume and maximize margin. 
Leads and collaborates with cross-functional groups to produce and procure the product, including manufacturing, quality, supply chain and technology on projects related to asset strategy development, inventory management, product specifications, complaints, and qualification strategies. 
Champions/supports continuous improvement and capital projects needed to increase capacity, increase yields, improve variable and fixed costs and/or otherwise improve the capability and profitability of our assets 
Manages asset and product allocation and product sampling throughout all stages of product lifecycle (e.g. stage-gate, supply chain). 
Facilitates commercialization for new products, end markets, applications, and different geographical locations to ensure successful launch or entry 

 

DESIREABLE BEHAVIORS 
Courageous Leadership: Step up to address difficult issues and say what needs to be said 
Empowerment and Accountability: Be empowered and responsible for making good choices that lead to our collective success 
Bias for Action: Move with speed toward the right outcomes 
Adaptability: Review, learn and adjust to change 
Optimism: Inspire self and others to realize our future 

 

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES 
Strategic thinking and ability to translate effectively to execution planning 
Manage execution of strategy through and with others  
Strong financial focus and acumen to drive profitable choices 
Demonstrated experience solving complex business problems 
Strong system and data analytics tools and acumen to make informed decisions 
Ability to lead multidisciplinary and international teams 
Good communication skills  
Commercial mindset (customer centric) 

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERTISE 
Bachelor’s degree required in business, economics, science, or related fields (MBA preferred) 
5+ years relevant prior business experience (e.g. sales, marketing, product management, pricing, operations and/or supply chain) preferred 
Complex project leadership experience and capability   
 

Responsibilities

Qualifications

Technical Specialist. Recognized as an expert in own area within the organization. Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends solutions/best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. Progression to this level is typically restricted on the basis of business requirement.  Impact of work is throughout geographic region. 


Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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