Marketing Product Manager (MPM), Kimberly, Idaho

Employer Standlee Premium Western Forage
Created 12/03/2019
Reference 116014775
Job Type Full Time
Experience 3-5 Years
Education BA/BS/Undergraduate
Country United States
State Idaho
City Kimberly
Zip 83341

Manages and executes against all assigned category, product and project parameters- category and product management, planning, budgeting, coordination and follow-up; Manages and executes all deliverables associated with a product line(s)- market analysis and sizing, unit and financial forecast, packaging and support. Assumes project coordination and execution across all organizational functions.

Key Performance Areas (Essential Functions of the Position)

Product Management

  • Analytics- Market and competitive analysis, market sizing and forecasting and financial impact
  • Develops product plan and marketing strategy based on market and consumer environment including packaging and support materials and tools including web, promotional plan
  • Presents plan for approval with GM Marketing or Marketing Manager followed by the executive team
  • Works across the organization throughout execution
  • Partners with Sales Management to execute the sales plan and meet/exceed forecast and financial deliverables
  • Assesses progress and adjust plan and programming as needed, analyzes Marketing ROI across programming (consumer and trade), Recaps budget spending and adjusts as needed
  • Manages vendor relations in product category- Agencies (web, creative, nutritionist, packaging, etc.)

Program Management

  • Develops project parameters and assigns responsible parties; Sets up tracking and follow-up plans
  • Develops and maintains the project deliverable timelines and budget
  • Communicates on a consistent basis including progress, issues/resolution path, budget
  • Recommends enhancements to overall project and management throughout and at completion

Key Success Factors for Position

Product Management

  • Proven leadership across organization for category and product line
  • Innovative market researcher including consumer and competitive environment, market and opportunity sizing, pricing
  • Solid strategy development, ideation and problem solving skill sets
  • Consummate consumer advocate and fact-based experience/knowledge
  • Proficient at forecasting and financial projections
  • Relentless results driver

Program Management

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Tireless project management- high accountability, detail-minded with excellent follow-up
  • Creative but grounded problem solving skill set
  • Works and follows-up with project manager or other internal resources to fulfill project executables

General Responsibilities

  • Great listener/learner combined with relentless self-starter and solid fact-based decision-making
  • Team player, motivator and active participant regardless of the task
  • Excellent assertive communication and presentation skills

Business Impact

Product Management

  • Proven and commanding category and product leadership within the organization
  • Incremental sales with desired/optimized margins through market expansion- new or share increase
  • Strategic and tactical lead and spokesperson for the category and products within and out of the organization

Program Management

  • Efficient and effective program management- timely and professional deliverables at/below budget- No surprises!

  • Associates in Marketing or business (minimum); Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 4-6 years of Marketing job experience with consumer and trade responsibilities (minimum)
  • 2-3 years of strategy and planning development and execution (preferred)
  • Educated in classical CPG marketing techniques (4 P’s of Marketing)
  • Proven self-starter and problem solver
  • Retail and consumer products experience preferred
  • Strong analytical and forecasting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal abilities
  • Proficient across business applications (IE: Word/Excel/PowerPoint)

Working Conditions

Typical repetitive office work- PC, telephone and live meeting

May be asked to supervise vendors or reports as needed

* Able to lift 50 lbs. without issue

Travel Requirements

20-35% travel- domestic


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