Product Manager – Probiotics

at DuPont (view profile)
Location Madison, WI
Date Posted September 9, 2019
Category Biotechnology
Job Type Full-time
Address 3329 Agriculture Dr


Job Description

The Probiotics Product Manager combines deep knowledge of internal capabilities, customer needs, and market dynamics to shape a healthy product portfolio. The Product Manager plays a key role in change leadership and cross-functional alignment on both short-term business-critical programs and longer-term business strategy within the Probiotics business unit. This role will report to the Probiotics Global Product Line Leader, responsible for overall pricing strategy, asset strategy, and product portfolio management for the Probiotics business unit.
Key Responsibilities:
Probiotics Product Managers:
• Develop new product concepts with branded customers, typically with a 6-12 month launch timeline.
• Own the product portfolio, pricing, and competitive intelligence for assigned markets and segments.
• Manage the product portfolio to ensure fit between customer needs, internal capabilities, and profit objectives.
• Build business cases for new product, product improvement, make vs. buy, and asset investment programs.
• Identify and lead initiatives to support growth of assigned markets and segments for the next 5 years.
• Develop guidelines and materials to aid the regional sales team in the selection and use of probiotics products.
• Define systems, tools, and capabilities needed to improve cross-functional business processes.
• Represent DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences in strategic industry associations.
• Interact seamlessly with customers and sales, marketing, business development, microbiome innovation, supply chain, manufacturing technology, and quality functions.

Job Qualifications

• 10+ years of professional work experience including 3+ years in a product management function.
• Prior work experience in dietary supplements, pharmaceutical, or CPG business.
• Excellent communication, planning, prioritization, and data analysis skills.
• Business savvy with holistic view of cash, cost, and customer.
• Ability to collaborate effectively in a matrix organization.
• Ability to influence others and build positive working relationships.
• Thrives in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving business environment.
• Highly skilled with Microsoft Office 365.
• Willingness to travel globally up to 25%.
• Team orientation and a strong sense of humor!

• 3+ years of direct customer experience.
• MBA or advanced degree in marketing, business, engineering, microbiology or related field.
• Proficiency in SAP,, and Tableau.
• Certification in Six Sigma or Lean.


• Madison, WI

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