The Product Manager is responsible for the overall performance of Texturants product portfolio, focused on driving sustainable and profitable growth for the overall T&L business. The Product Manager leads the design and execution of the product strategy and is responsible for portfolio management and pricing strategy (in cooperation with the category directors). To do so, he/she supports the optimisation of the full value chain in collaboration with Procurement, GO, SC, ICD / ATS, and is knowledgeable on market / competitive intelligence. While the role is primarily asset facing, the Product Manager plays a critical role working closely with Category Directors to support commercial initiatives and pipeline management.
Strategic Planning: Define and execute product line strategies and tactics, building on global / regional product strategies and local category strategies.
Product Line profitability: Drive profitability for the business through pricing strategy and margin management; clear ownership of break-even points, target margins, and price banding
Portfolio Management: Optimise the product portfolio to SKU level, making choices about new SKU commercialisation, SKU clean-up while connecting the innovation pipeline
Pipeline Coordination & S&OP: Lead S&OP, 5YP, AOP product line input, and manage allocation of products to category and customer level as required
Value Chain Optimisation: Participate at the cross-functional team (GO, Procurement, ICD, etc) to identify and realise optimisation potential across the value chain
Support customer meetings: Support customer meetings (with Global Account teams / Regional Account teams) where detailed product knowledge is required
Support translation from product to category: Support Customer / Category Marketing teams in in translation from product into category, and value proposition for key applications