Senior Product Manager

Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Company: Glanbia

Senior Product strategic manager, healthy snacking

 

 

Reports To: Sr. Director, PSM

Department:  Product Strategic Management

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.

JOB SUMMARY

 

This position is responsible for driving growth through product management of the deployment of strategies and development for healthy snacking. This role will be a key link between technology partners, commercial organization, R&D and customers. The Senior PSM will lead and liaise with cross-functional teams internally and externally to effectively manage and deliver on initiatives and strategies.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for the innovation strategy and pipeline of new product in Healthy Snacking – from overall strategy to execution of specific NPD projects
  • Responsible for developing business cases and clear financial return expectations for various business initiatives
  • Collaborates with the Insights team and other sources to build deep market knowledge of the business from a customer, consumer, and competitive standpoint in order to fully define the new target markets and opportunities.
  • Works with other departments to facilitate delivery of innovation, customer collaboration and operational improvement projects
  • Maintains relationships with key customers and participates in joint customer calls with sales as the product expert, with a focus on building demand for innovation related products with our customers
  • Be a member and leader of cross functional teams where necessary
  • Act as liaison for internal customers (sales, finance, customer service, and purchasing, marketing, operations) for day-to-day product related strategies.
  • Provides sales trainings where needed
  • Vets new global market opportunities (technologies, expansions, partnerships, etc.) identified by the core team and provides recommendations.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education, Training:      

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred Masters or MBA), preferably in a scientific background (Food Science, Nutrition Science).
  • The ideal candidate must possess excellent interpersonal communication and relationship building skills and an open mind to manage cross-functional teams.

 

Experience Required:   

  • 5-10 yrs. related experience within the food and/or ingredients space

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

 

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form with co-workers, top management, internal and external customers including excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Effective collaborator able to work in project teams and across changing structures within a high-growth business.
  • Effective organizational skills in scoping projects tracking projects, etc.
  • Ability to be resourceful in locating information needed to complete projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and possess team-based problem solving skills.
  • Must be oriented toward accomplishment of team goals and results focused
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to persuade
  • Must be a strategic thinker, highly analytical, with good problem solving skills and comfortable with assessing market/business opportunities understanding statistics.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently


Nearest Major Market: Chicago