Marketing Product Manager (MPM)

  • Standlee Premium Western Forage
  • Kimberly, ID 83341, USA
  • Dec 04, 2019

Job Description

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!