DuPont Associate Product Manager - US & Canada - Probiotics in Madison, Wisconsin

Associate Product Manager - US & Canada - Probiotics (Job Number: 192327W-01)

Description

DuPont Business Summary:

  • DuPont Nutrition & Health helps feed the world. Providing enough healthy food for people everywhere is a challenge. The mission of our Nutrition & Health business is to provide solutions that increase food production while lowering costs, and promote good health by lessening lifestyle diseases. DuPont Nutrition & Health is a premier specialty food ingredient and food safety leader. Combining our knowledge and expertise with a broad portfolio of products, services, and solutions, we deliver unparalleled food and nutrition science to customers around the world.

  • Probiotics is an exciting and rapidly growing business unit within DuPont’s Nutrition & Health portfolio. We are an industry leader in supplying beneficial bacteria with clinical health benefits to the dietary supplements and food industries.

  • This position is located in Madison, WI – center of the probiotics universe! Madison is a fun, healthy, and intellectual mid-sized city. It is consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the US to live, work, and play: http://www.visitmadison.com/media/rankings . Come join us!

Position Summary:

Associate Product Managers for the Probiotics Business Unit report to the Director of Product Management for the Americas. In this role, APMs:

  • Strive to balance customers’ needs with profitability and internal supply capability.

  • Achieve maximum sustainable top-line growth and profitability of probiotic products in the NAFTA region by:

  • Executing regional business strategy to maximize value leadership in the market.

  • Maximizing agility and responsiveness to meet customer needs.

  • Enabling the sales team to effectively represent probiotics products, features, and value propositions.

  • Developing industry and key account plans with sales and marketing teams.

  • Providing business direction in cross-functional project teams for product pipeline initiatives.

  • Exploring new business opportunities across multiple sales channels and adjacent markets.

  • Demonstrate inspirational leadership behavior and embody DuPont’s Core Values of safety, ethics, people treatment, and environmental stewardship while interacting with colleagues and customers.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Business Unit Strategy:

  • Participate in regional strategy development process that strengthen the business and product offering.

  • Communicate business strategy to stakeholders in sales, technical, and operations teams.

  • Monitor customer and competitor landscape, and inform internal stakeholders of trends, changes, and risks.

Business Development:

  • Provide business and technical support for sales managers in customer engagements.

  • Build strong relationships and negotiate contracts with key customers.

  • Escalate critical issues and roadblocks to the Regional Product Director for resolution.

Marketing and Innovation:

  • Develop new product launch plans in the region. Monitor status of launches.

  • Serve as commercial leader for regional and global innovation projects.

Portfolio Management:

  • Understand profitability and supply chain for a broad portfolio of products.

  • Set prices for custom products aligned with regional pricing strategies.

  • Provide market insights and customer feedback on regional pricing architecture.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer.

DuPont is an E-Verify employer.

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this role, you must possess the following:

  • 5+ years of professional work experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, engineering, microbiology or related field.

  • Excellent communication, planning, and data analysis skills.

  • Ability to maintain strong drive and high energy in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving business environment.

  • Effective time management and prioritization skills.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a matrix organization.

  • Ability to influence others and build positive working relationships.

  • Working knowledge of financial, quality, and supply chain metrics.

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and SharePoint.

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% for customer visits, trade shows, conferences, and team meetings.

  • Located in Madison, WI.

  • Strong sense of humor!

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • MBA or advanced degree in marketing, business, engineering, microbiology or related field.

  • Prior experience in product management.

  • 3+ years of dietary supplements, probiotics, pharma, or food industry experience.

  • 3+ years of direct customer experience.

  • Proficiency in SAP, Salesforce.com, and Tableau.

  • Experience working with dietary supplements brand owners and contract manufacturers.

  • Knowledge of microbiome science, probiotic strains, and associated clinical benefits.

  • Knowledge of probiotic formulation and delivery systems.

  • Familiarity with Euromonitor, Nielsen, and SPINS.

  • Certification in Six Sigma or Lean.

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Primary Location: NA-United States-Wisconsin-Madison

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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