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Product Strategic Management, Turn Key Solutions

Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location: West Haven, CT, US, 06516

Company: Glanbia

PRODUCT STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, TURN KEY SOLUTIONS


Location: West Haven, CT

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, functional nutrition, infant, and clinical 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 and premix systems have transformed many categories — bringing greater product functionality, increased levels of protein, and many other benefits 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 the strategic growth and tactical execution of Glanbia’s Premix Solutions Turn Key offering through product management. The PSM will lead and liaise with cross-functional teams internally and externally to effectively manage and deliver on initiatives and strategies. This role will serve as a key link between technology partners, customers, and all relevant Glanbia functions.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the pipeline of Glanbia’s Premix Solutions turnkey offering – from overall strategy to execution of specific NPD projects.
  • Responsible for supporting 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:    

  • 2-5 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
  •  Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Periodic domestic travel (estimated at 10-20%)
     

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 

 

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford