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  Product Manager
 
  Company Type: Consumer Products
  Location: South Florida
  Compensation: Excellent Compensation - Full Benefits
  Languages: Fluent English/Spanish - Portuguese a plus!
  Job Code: mk/1600
  Date Posted: Pending
  Description:
 
    The Product Manager reports to the Marketing and Branding Director for the Latin America region and plays an important role within the Marketing team. This person will be responsible for the full lifecycle of products in a distinct category from early planning to the phase out of the products, as well as being aware of the possibilities to develop and create new applications and contents as requested by the operators.
  • Manage full lifecycle of assigned products in Latin America. Coordinate all aspects of the product launch: define launch priorities, prepare launch plan, and monitor forecast as well as the mid life, and end of life opportunities.
  • Define overall category strategy and how to drive sales and profit for its assigned products. Manage and monitors progress of sales, marketing and development activities of its assigned products.
  • Work closely with the market units and sales team to define opportunity dimensioning to explore and develop incremental new product or promotion opportunities in key accounts/trade channels.
  • Own the product development marketing process by working closely and serving as main contact with assigned engineers to Latin American projects. Ensure all product-process documentation is submitted to commence and carry out projects from inception to manufacturing line with the assistance of the Assistant Product Manager.
  • Support detailed analysis of the category and provide key industry, market, competitor, customer, retail and consumer insights by utilizing internal, syndicated and customer research data.
  • Work closely with the market units and sales team to define appropriate implementation initiatives to maximize revenues and achieve targeted goals of its developed product.
  • Work with supply chain team to ensure appropriate product introduction timings and capacity level by analyzing consolidated sales forecasts.
  • Support the development and implementation of sales and marketing materials of assigned products such as customer sales presentations, key selling points, input for agency briefing, product data sheets and other marketing collateral working closely with Marcom manager as appropriate.
  • Identify product requirements based on feedback from customers, other departments and the market to meet customer (operators & end- users) needs.
  • Work with local country marketing teams to share knowledge, best practices, success stories from other markets/regions.
  • Review and understand monthly financial reports, sales and margin.
  • Responsible for product development and packaging budget.
  • Responsible for category regional P&L.
  Requirements:
 
  • Bachelor's degree Business Administration or Marketing. MBA is a plus.
  • 5 - 7 years of fast moving consumer durable industry.
  • Experience working within the Latin American region with a thorough understanding for cultural differences.
  • Analytical, conceptual and creative thinking skills.
  • Anticipating problems and developing alternative solutions.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish, Portuguese a plus.


  Cover Letter: Please include cover letter with salary requirements when responding.

  Work Authorization: Must have legal residency.
  For consideration include resume as a Microsoft Word attachment or as text and submit to Margaret Kurtzman and reference the job title and reference number.
 
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