Senior Product Specialist
GSI is currently seeking a Senior Product Specialist to join our team in Assumption, IL. The Senior Product Specialist will be responsible for assisting the Protein Product Manager in pricing, NPI, and product life cycle management for the swine and poultry product lines. Additionally, the Senior Product Specialist will collaborate with various GSI departments to ensure the quality, profitability, availability, and performance of protein products to meet the requirements of our company and our customers.?Note: Relocation assistance is available to the Assumption, IL area for this position. Additionally, this position requires up to 25% travel in the US and Canada.?Responsibilities of the Senior Product Specialist:Identify industry trends and challenges and position assigned product lines to capitalize on the opportunities that are presentedMaintain the product road map and ensure that products fit the current requirements through product rationalization and refinement and that emerging needs are addressed through new product development and modifications of existing products, if requiredDevelop and maintain relationships with third party suppliers of products marketed by assigned product linesDrive NPD by identifying product gaps and opportunities and develop business cases to evaluate and support investment of GSI resourcesCollect voice-of-customer (VOC) to create product specifications and requirements for NPD projects as well as insure the suitability of current products to meet market demandMaintain product pricing utilizing gross margin analysis and competitive analysis to maintain the correct balance of volume and profitabilityDrive efforts to increase margin through product design, manufacturing methods and supplier strategiesParticipate in SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations) meetings and provide input to operations regarding market outlook and timing.? Participate in strategic decisions regarding inventory levels, manufacturing locations, outsourcing, etc.?Required Qualifications of the Senior Product Specialist:A minimum of 3 years of experience as product specialist, product manager, and/or related roleProficiency with Microsoft Office Suite?Preferred Qualifications of the Senior Product Specialist:Previous new product development experiencePrevious experience in the swine or poultry industry?Education of the Senior Product Specialist:Bachelor?s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Engineering, or related fieldApply for this job.