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Associate Product Manager

Job Number: nest-00018048
Nestle Nutrition
Marketing
Florham Park NJ

Main Purpose of Position:
The Purees Associate Product Manager will support strategic development and lead flawless execution of day to day brand management activities including:
1) Manage and execute high profile Gerber® Purees innovation projects
2) Partnering with Finance, CCSD, demand planning and contract manufacturing to ensure Value Chain goals are achieved (Sales, demand and production planning, promotions, margins, inventory levels, liquidations, etc.)
3) Working closely with Retail Analytics department to generate relevant brand performance metrics, identifying corrective actions on time to ensure brand goals are reached consistently month by month.
4) Lead the development and execution of cost saving initiatives and renovation projects across the value chain

Major Responsibilities:
-Day to day management of brand business/issues, including forecasting, budgeting, materials management, packaging graphics changes, and Stage Gate.
-Lead comprehensive and in-depth analysis of key business drivers providing forward looking strategic insights and action plans. Lead development of improved models/metrics to understand business performance.
-Develop, Track and Report Gerber® Purees Ship to Consumption Model
-Partner with Business Teams and Demand and Supply planning to improve demand plan accuracy forecast and bias across the Gerber® Purees monthly planning cycle.
-Define project scope, create work plan and lead cross functional teams in the development of line extensions, product improvements, new product innovation and cost-savings initiatives.
-Participate in the development of Customer, Channel and/or WIC vs. Non-WIC specific marketing strategies and execution.

Required:
-BS in Marketing, Sales, Business or related field. MBA preferred.
-1-3 years of progressive CPG marketing/product management experience
-Experience in market research, product development, new product launches
-Demonstrated track record driving market share and product profitability
-Experience presenting to Executive Management

Key Competencies:
-Strategic Skills: strategic agility, proven ability to make complex decisions, dealing with ambiguity, ability to convince senior management on strategic decisions
-Functional Skills: strong analytical skills, with the ability to translate market data into actionable insights, Strong proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word
-Operating Skills: heavy results focus, priority setting
-Energy & Drive: Self Starter, independent thinker, action oriented, strong drive for results, passion to win
-Organizational Positioning Skills: Strong presentation skills & written communications, ability to interact successfully with senior management
-Personal & Interpersonal Skills: Customer focus, skilled to build and foster effective peer relationships, proven ability to effectively collaborate across functional areas

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