Director of Product Management (12421)
Director of Product ManagementThis position will report to the VP – Marketing and will be responsible for overall leadership and management of the Product Management (PM) team. This person will lead both commercial and lifestyle new product development process, lifecycle management planning and product line positioning strategies. This person will work with our customers, dealers, Nutrition and Sales leadership to help identify and determine new product opportunities and bring those new products to market.Additionally, this person will be responsible for product line portfolio planning and will need to provide leadership on long term product line SKU management. This position will also have direct product line management responsibilities, primarily in beef. Direct supervisory responsibility for three Product Managers and two Associate Product Managers.Primary Requirements: Bachelor degree in Business, Animal Science, Ag Business, Ag Marketing, or other Ag or animal field Master degree in Business, Ag Business or Ag Marketing preferred Must possess strong leadership skills Must have excellent communications skills, including written, verbal, negotiating and facilitation Must be very strong with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Must have strong presentation skills Must be a problem solver and have good logic, discernment and judgementExperience Level Desired: 7 – 10 years in field sales; feed or animal related 7 – 10 years in corporate office environment 7 – 10 years of direct product management experience 7+ years of direct supervisory responsibility A passion for and significant experience in commercial beef industry Experience and knowledge of other commercial or lifestyle/backyard animals preferred Great Opportunity with aggressively growing and expanding Feed and Nutrition company that is well positioned in the Market Space and highest of reputation within the industry. Job Keywords: Feed, Nutrition, ingredients, additives, show feeds, products, brands, management, supervisor, marketing, campaigns, sales, communication, project management, Beef, hogs, dairy, sheep, poultry, horses, dogs, cats, jobs, agriculture, Iowa *Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Director of Product Management job.Apply for this job.