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Product Manager in Sacramento at PointOne Recruiting Solutions

Date Posted: 2/3/2018

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Job Description

Our client, based out of northern California in Yolo County, produces a wide range of rice based functional ingredients for the food and nutraceutical industry.  Their branded ingredients have been specially developed for use in bakery, meat, dairy, condiments and sauces, and beverage applications. They are also used in non-food applications such as cosmetics and capsules.

We are seeking a very professional and experienced Product Manager with possible food ingredient experience.  Someone that works very well autonomously, is organized, responsible, and has managed a product development pipeline from ideation to commercialization.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious and innovative multi-site food ingredients manufacturing subsidiary, as a Product Manager.

Reporting to the COO, the Product Manager is responsible for efficiently turning new product development requests into commercialized products. In addition, the Product Manager will take a lead in product portfolio management and contribute to development of next capabilities. This position works closely with colleagues in product development, sales and all operations to ensure activity is carried out in a coordinated manner and in alignment with company strategy. The product manager will ensure that activities are subject to high quality process and communications between all stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  1. Proactively challenge the product portfolio, rationalizing and simplifying as appropriate.
  2. Involve all parties across the organization in each product development project to improve quality of decision making and solutions achieved.
  3. Ensure clear communications and engage with stakeholders on pipeline updates, KPI’s and information exchange in general
  4. Custodian of the NPD Project Process, utilizing good practice around each development opportunity, such as by use of Kepner Tregoe project management tools.
  5. Employ intelligent design by linking product development requests with operational capabilities
  6. Establish and maintain relationships with customers and vendors to help facilitate the timely completion of projects as required by the business
  7. Manage the interaction and project portfolio of application development projects completed with 3rd party consultants.
  8. Coordination and communication of market information and key trends data specific to the industries in which PGP is active, or potentially pursuing.
  9. With the support of the ABFI Marketing Function, coordinate and develop product marketing literature and presentation material.

10.  Contribute to the ERP project when it commences, through participation in work streams such as product naming

11.  Actively contribute to strategy work on next generation capabilities or product groups as appropriate

Job Requirements

Ideal Profile:

The successful candidate should have at least 3 years’ management experience in production or sales, track record of managing cross-functional change projects, and hold a primary degree in relevant discipline (food science or engineering).

 Preferred candidate has Masters Business Administration (MBA) degree, Production Management or New Product Development (NPD) experience in a similar or food ingredient environment, operational extrusion skills, and marketing experience.

Must have strong experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Also must possess effective communication and presentation skills, solid analytical skills, work in a collaborative way, and practice good judgment, decision making, and time management skills.

Please submit your resume for consideration to victoria@pointonerecruiting.com

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