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Job Title   Product Manager
Contact   Catherine McCarthy
Company   Prinova
    6525 Muirfield Drive,
    Hanover Park, IL 60188
Phone   630.909.2258
Fax   630.868.0336
Submit Date   Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Post Date   Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Company Information   Prinova is the leading Global supplier to the food and nutrition industries, of high quality, complete ingredient, flavor and blending solutions, complimented by superior market knowledge and exceptional customer service. We serve customers in the Food and Beverage, Sports Nutrition and Dietary Supplement industries. We continue to grow through innovation, strategic planning, and relationship building. At Prinova, we pride ourselves on hiring individuals who are innovative thinkers with diverse backgrounds.
Job Duties   Summary >> The Product Manager is responsible for P&L of a product category and functionally manages Procurement, Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Order Management to ensure that customer service objectives are met. This position works cross functionally in the organization and has customer facing interactions. Responsibilities also include supervision of a Purchasing Assistant. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. >> Procurement>> Evaluate and implement cost saving initiatives Analyze competitiveness and opportunities in personal portfolio Negotiate favorable terms for quality, price, delivery, and service Work with the sales team as the product and market expert on portfolio Ensure that all dealings are with vendors providing high quality products and services, while following the highest code of ethics and conduct Monitor market conditions to determine necessary changes in item pricing (both up and down) and adjust target inventory levels, purchasing biases, and price lists accordingly >> Inventory Control>> Ensure product inventory is maintained at appropriate levels for assigned products Monitor costs and develop inventory levels Maintain minimum designated turns on all items in portfolio >> Purchasing>> Eliminate excess and overstock inventories >> Order Management>> Review and approve sales orders for managed products Additional duties as deemed necessary by the VP, Purchasing Negotiate terms of shipping Manage inbound receipt process >> Management>> Attain gross margin targets, both amount and percentage Distribution optimization Builds strong relationships through trust, credibility and collaborative cooperation with the sales force >> Travel of 20-25% is expected mostly domestic with an annual international trip
Skills/Knowledge   Qualifications >> To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. >> Education and/or Experience>> Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, plus five years minimum work experience in a sales or product management environment, preferably in the international food, or flavor and fragrance ingredients distribution industry. Previous experience with high volatility commodity products preferred. >> Key Competencies>> Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and handle pressure Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills Excellent organizational and problem solving skills Proven success in a team environment Proven ability to manage and influence others >> Computer Skills>> To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Inventory software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

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