Technical Product Manager

Blue Ash, OH 44818

Post Date: 04/02/2018 Job ID: 51.18AM Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage

Technical Product Manager

The Technical Product Manager will be responsible for supporting both the company product line as well as foodservice products manufactured.  This includes developing a high level of technical understanding of product offerings, defining the product vision, assessing the marketplace for product vision, assessing the marketplace for potential, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, and working closely with Research & Development to deliver winning products.  It includes working with Technical, Sales, Marketing, Regulatory and Operations to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.

*Assess company capabilities to determine technical fit of products from company by translating researched customer needs and industry trends into R&D

*Responsible to oversee and drive the development associated with the company product line; product profiles and offerings, commercialization, pricing and gross margin, forecasts, R&D, marketing, customer service, legal, production, etc.

*Work with Business Development to develop product value proposition, market positioning and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share, sales volume, and profitability

*Providing technical support for the commercial team and product requirements and formulation guidance.  This involves market knowledge and opportunity awareness, product training, printed and electronic promotional material, etc.

*Responsible for reviewing product data to ensure that the sales force is kept up to date on new developments regarding the industry or competitors'' products

*Act as point of reference internally for all product related technical inquiries and work collaboratively with colleagues in Research & Development and Regulatory to address any issues that may arise

*Support the Marketing efforts by providing clarity on product attributes and technical guidance in the application of their technologies

*Responsible for preparing product or raw material forecasts, and constantly monitoring inventory levels held at warehouses including liaison with production (locally and globally) to ensure supply timelines

*Represent the company and the product at industry trade shows and conferences, as well as at customer presentations

*Designing and implementing product training for North America

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Amanda Meyer at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].

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Requirements:

*5+ years job related experience.  Experience in product management, business development, category marketing and/or sales

*Experience in the ingredient flavor or other related industry required

*In-depth expertise in new product development from conception to market launch to obsolescence

*Management experience directing cross-functional teams to oversee profitability of  products (existing and new products)

*Budgeting experience expenses and capital requirements for product projects

*Strong product development, strategic planning, marketing, and project management skills

*Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to influence cross-functional team members, as well as senior management

*Proven leadership abilities and strong presence

*In-depth knowledge of the flavor and food ingredient global marketplace

*Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.  Must be able to successfully interface with all levels of the organization.  Above average presentation skills are required

*Excellent knowledge and usage of Microsoft platform, cross-cultural communication, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills

*Self-starter with high energy level and ability to think and act strategically

*Willingness to travel up to 30%

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Amanda Meyer at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].

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