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Director of Product Management

Company: KORE1
Location: Gardena
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

--- Current/previous experience at mid-size enterprise or larger --- Education & work experience in chemistry/life sciences are essential--- Experience managing a scientific product portfolio for a global organization--- A highly technical and strategic thought leader--- Thoughtful team leader skilled at establishing business priorities and the ability to persuasively gain alignment with internal and external business partners--- Quickly identifies problems and their root cause(s) to devise and implement effective corrective actions--- Process-oriented, takes initiative and acts decisively after facts are gathered.--- Summarizes complex tasks into succinct action items and requirements when discussing with or presenting to senior leadership
Essential Functions:

  • Direct product lifecycle for entire portfolio including pipeline, product line rationalization and product launches in all market segments.
  • Conduct market research to identify unmet customer needs and anticipate future market demands for product strategy and roadmap
  • Interact with customers, suppliers, partners and industry contacts to define requirements to bring new products to market or enhance existing features
  • Optimize product development process from assessing market opportunity through VOC to ideation, product definition, forecasting and sales demand
  • Establish global product positioning, pricing strategies and profitability goals by channel with complete P/L responsibility
  • Develop sales forecasts and inventory management strategies with Operations, Sales and other internal stakeholders
  • Build a high-performing product management team through new talent acquisition and coaching
  • Act as subject matter expert throughout all levels of the organization including sales team, as well as with distribution partners, suppliers and customers
  • Ensure company is sourcing, packaging, shipping and providing support to drive growth in target market segments
  • Establish relevant KPIs and identify initiatives for improvement
    • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Life Sciences, Biology or equivalent/applicable scientific field
    • MBA or Master's Degree preferred
    • 7+ years in a product management role for a global organization, preferably focused on chemicals or scientific products
    • Technical background in chemistry, biology or life sciences that demonstrate an awareness of scientific application
    • Experience with Six Sigma, Lean and continuous improvement methodologies
    • Ability to translate product knowledge to customer value in unique market segments
    • Demonstrated strong analytical and decision-making skills including ability to develop and analyze key performance indicators to influence results
    • Self-starter with project management and problem-solving skills with a bias for action
    • Strong financial acumen and ROI orientation
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Track record in leading cross-functional teams and driving change throughout an organization

Keywords: KORE1, Gardena , Director of Product Management, Executive , Gardena, California

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