Location: East Lansing, MI
Description: Our client, a strong consumer products company who#39;s been setting the Industry Standard of Excellence for more than 60 years is currently seeking a Product Strategy Director.
We are seeking multiple Product Strategy Directors who will strategically lead teams aligned with the following Business Teams: U.S. Foodservice and National Account Food Business U.S. Foodservice and National Account Beverage Business. If you have interest in a particular Business Team over others, please feel free to share this in your application.
As Product Strategy and Management Director, you will collaborate cross-functionally to drive business and product strategy, execution, and results in a manner that maximizes long-term profitability. Each Director will deliver P&L results and is responsible for the health of an assigned product portfolio. Develop, implement and drive multi-year and annual strategies Create annual financial goals and budgets including revenue, gross margin, COGS, price and portfolio mix. Support efforts to develop and implement pricing strategy and make/recommend pricing decisions for certain large customers.
Discover and execute cost-reduction initiatives.
Lead all aspects of product life-cycle management
Identify, champion and commercialize new product development and innovation projects then assume project.
Ensure that projects deliver the predicted business benefits
Partner with Sales to drive relationships with key customers and provide direction on product line focus areas to maximize sales and profitability
Collaborate with Marketing and Sales on brand strategy, brand standards, channel marketing messaging, and brand activation
Work closely with Sales and Supply Chain Management on demand planning and forecasting
Ideal location is East Lansing, MI. May consider Lincolnshire, IL.
Both large sprawling beautiful locations with an onsite café and fitness center, recycling facilities, mile-long wellness walkway between buildings, and more. Relocation assistance offered.
Bachelor#39;s degree in business or related field of study; MBA a big plus
7 years of experience in product line management (e.g. pricing, new product development, SKU optimization, P&L management, Marketing)
7 years of supervisory experience with strong executive leadership and management skills developing high-performing and effective teams
Knowledge of New Product Development processes
Proven ability to drive change influencing all levels, streamlining processes, integrating pieces of information gathered from multiple sources
High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal direction
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time domestically; International position may require international travel
Experience in the foodservice packaging industry huge plus
Very top culture, team, products, and long-term career opportunities! Business has been exceptionally strong - they Director positions are due to growth. Excellent compensation and benefits package!
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