US Senior Product Manager, Insecticides
FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster The Right Chemistry in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.OverviewThe US Senior Product Manager is part of an integrated US marketing team and is responsible for leading the regional strategic planning and in-season management processes for a group of assigned US insecticides. This position will have the opportunity to manage a collection of high value insecticide brands, including the World s largest insecticide product group. Immediate focus will be on building the portfolio s long-range growth plans consistent with FMC s commitment to continue providing innovative chemistry solutions for the advancement of our customers agricultural enterprises.ResponsibilitiesIdentify and evaluate strategic growth opportunities for portfolio of products, creating a 5-year strategic plan and providing the US organization with the leadership and coordination necessary to execute. Focus will be on life cycle management and portfolio renewal for growth and long-term profitability.Develop the annual plan to achieve profit objectives for assigned products in tandem with management and other organizational functions: Product Development, Technical Service, Commercial Sales, Marketing Communications, Demand Planning, Customer service, and Regulatory.Create marketing tools necessary for the Commercial Sales organization to use in the implementation of annual sales territory management plans, i.e. product pricing & commercial programs, stewardship, brand promotions, and product forecasting.Oversee marketing and sales implementation, contributing as a member of the team in accomplishing sales, margin, EBIT and risk management objectives for assigned products.Provide Portfolio Marketing Manager with marketing support to evaluate and recommend new business opportunities such as product acquisitions, co-marketing opportunities, geographic expansion, etc.Provide Sales and Finance functions with direction and guidance on administration of all marketing programs and incentives for assigned products, ensuring adequate review process prior to implementation as well as in-season performance assessment.Provide oversight for product labelAccountable for product stewardship.Required EducationBS Agriculture, Business, Marketing or related fieldQualifications5-10 years of experience in brand development and marketing5-10 years of marketing or sales experience in the US insecticide crop protection market.Channel Management or Business Development experience3-5 years of experience in the agricultural industry in account management, sales, or sales managementWorking knowledge of marketing processes, including brand pricing strategies, demand forecasting, brand life cycle management, and longer-term strategic planningAbility to work across business functions to drive portfolio decisions and gain organizational alignment on plan executionBasic understanding of databases (customer and market research) with emphasis in the management and utilization of data to drive informed marketing decisionsAbility to think and work in integrated teams including, Discovery and Development, global planning, resourcing, manufacturing and marketing with demonstrated ability to determine future trends and market opportunitiesFinancial/analytical skills, which include, NPV analysis, break-even analysis, and in-season competitive response evaluationsEEO StatementAt FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.Apply for this job.