Product Manager #2481
Our client is a major crop protection generic manufacturer.SummaryThe Product Manager drive s product strategy in support of overall corporate strategic objectives, with focus on implementation of portfolio strategies to grow sales of designated portfolios in the US and Canada market segments. Reporting directly to the Marketing Director, this individual will identify critical market segments and integrate new active ingredients into the brand portfolio.QualificationsThe successful candidate will be a self-starter, action oriented individual with the ability to work in a team environment.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assignedDevelop and monitor 3-year product strategy plans and the annual marketing plan; define strategies, tactics, required resources, and quantification of results.Life Cycle Management: manage and set priorities, product positioning, formulation and packaging, timelines and action items.Identify new opportunities for growth and work closely with the Director of Business Development to seek out opportunities to strengthen portfolio as well as assist with evaluation of development projects and new product additions.Develop and define pricing and positioning for branded and post-patent products; develop strategy for portfolio launch in GMO crop markets.Work with Marketing Services Manager and 3rd Party vendors to develop and execute communication plans that effectively communicate brand positioning and competitive advantages. Manage interface between Marketing and Sales for products in assigned portfolio; requires participation in Sales Team meetings and training, collaborating in support relationships with distribution customers, supporting Sales activities.Develop monthly forecasting projections in conjunction with sales input. Assist with Supply Chain management for inventory management. Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis position does not currently have supervisory responsibilities. Education and/or Experience This position requires a 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Marketing or Agricultural-related field, and 7-10 years of experience in marketing and marketing management in the agricultural industry.This person will demonstrate an understanding of the marketing function, as well as the product development process, with solid understanding of crops, crop cycles, and pest management practices.Experience in seed, seed traits and an understanding of the GMO market sector is a plus.This person will have a solid understanding of the key elements of production and supply chain, and experience with product and portfolio programs to increase use, grow share, and improve profitability. CompetenciesCustomer FocusResourcefulnessDrive ResultsCollaborationResiliencyTrustfulnessTeam BuildingQuality Decision Making Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires normal, everyday use of standard office equipment. There may be long periods of sitting.This person must hold a valid U.S. driver s license and be insurable by the Company. This position requires approximately 30-35 % travel. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.The general environment is general office environment. This position reports to the Corporate offices in PA. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Apply for this job.