Product Manager, Specialty Carbohydrates-WAY04809 - MN-Wayzata
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develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that
makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a
company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of
nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you
will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most
talented people in your field. With nearly 150 years of experience Cargill provides
food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the
world. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible
way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we
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Cargill Corn Milling North America is a manufacturer of
value-added corn, sugar and health based products serving the Food, Feed
and Fermentation segments. From facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas, we provide a wide
variety of products and services including high fructose corn syrup, corn
syrups, dextrose syrups and sucrose that are used in an array of beverage,
brewing, confectionery, food and pharmaceutical applications. We provide
health and sweetness promoting ingredients for the food and dietary
supplement industries worldwide. We also produce a variety of innovative,
dry corn ingredients that are used in cereals, snacks, breads, tortillas
and animal feed applications. In addition, we produce fuel-grade ethanol
and are a leading supplier of corn oil, acidulants, corn gluten
meal and corn gluten feed products.
Manager, Specialty Carbohydrates is responsible for the
strategy and execution of product line activities across a product line
portfolio in the areas of strategy, analytics and planning, execution and
measures, P&L management, client interaction and business partnership,
people, resource, and budget management.
40% P&L Management - Leverages a cross-functional team
to achieve specialty carbohydrate product line growth and profitability
goals on a global basis. Independently manages commercial ownership
and P&L responsibilities for a single product line (portfolio)
area. Actively collaborates with procurement and scheduling at
facilities to ensure production supply meets customer demand.
Contributes to the identification and negotiates partnerships with key
vendors; may have strategic vendor relationship management
responsibilities. Leads profitability for products within a product
line, including maximizing revenue while reducing costs to meet
25% Client Interaction and Business Partnership - Owns and
manages key strategic partner and customer relationships. Directs
rollout of marketing plans by collaborating with cross-functional personnel
and with others on the marketing team (Communications, Analytics, etc.) to
deliver on assigned tasks. Develops product line strategy and engages
Business Unit senior management of product line business to secure
resources and funding to support strategy. Leads alignment of action
to overall strategy for a market opportunity space within a product line to
manage marketing activities.
20% Strategy, Analytics and Planning - With little
oversight, responsible for developing the product line strategy and
creating growth plans for a product line portfolio in alignment with
broader organization goals. Utilizes deep market and customer
expertise to identify opportunities for new product development and
existing product enhancements, understanding both customers’ needs and
competitive offerings. Maintains deep product expertise, including
features/functionality, value propositions, competitive positions and
15% People, Resource and Budget Management - Is responsible
for budget, reporting key performance metrics and analysis and reporting of
ROI. Partner with sales and marketing areas to ensure appropriate
pipeline development of new opportunities. Coordinate with technology
leadership on product enhancements including estimates of potential
revenues/costs of projects. Work with specialists to develop intellectual
property strategy for products that maximizes product life cycle.
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Ability to travel up to 25%, as needed
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in business
development/product development/product management and/or product marketing
in a business-to-business setting.
• Ability to understand supply and demand and effect on
• Strong strategic thinker.
• Strong influencing skills and ability to lead a non-embedded, cross functional product line team.
• Strong price and contract negotiation skills.
• Ability to read, analyze, and
effectively develop and present information to top management, public
groups, and customers.
• Ability to define problems, collect
data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to compose a business plan and work with financial
• Ability to develop strategy for responding to common
inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of
the business community.
• Microsoft Office Suite experience.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration
• Proven business partnering skills.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Nutrition/Food Science,
Biology, Biochemistry or Chemical engineering.
• Masters Degree in Business
All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability