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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 10/25/2016

FMC Corporation Philadelphia, PA

Company
FMC Corporation
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-7713
AJE Ref #
575871623
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

Product Management



* Actively manage the day to day product line activity this includes the short term oriented tactical management, portfolio optimization and total profitability.

* P&L responsibility for Alginates Health and Functional Health (API) business

* Determine global pricing structure and positioning strategy in collaboration with sales and regional marketing teams. Responsible for setting minimum pricing, pricing maintenance, and approving price exceptions outside of the set structure.

* Initiates and drives product improvements

* Responsible for making and managing SKU addition and rationalization decisions

* Evaluate product line extensions with respect to ensuring the product line s ability to provide a range of functionality as required by regional marketing managers and customers

* Evaluate requirements to meet future demands of customers which includes capital investmen

* Responsible to keep product competitive and innovative in terms of core product technology. This may involve cost reduction projects, sustainability projects and marketing support for manufacturing projects

* Support product modifications and specification changes to adapt specific attributes to customers needs and requirement

* Develop and communicate ongoing supply-demand balance and act as focal point across respective functions for future capacity plannin

* Partner with Supply Chain when the need for product allocation arises

* Product Strategy
* Collaborate with Global Product Manager, Alginates to contribute to the development and execution of short term (1-3 year) long term (5-10 year) product strategy
* Proactively work to understand competitive supplier capabilities and market position and how they impact FMC product market share, strategy, and ability to achieve short/long term product objectives
* Contribute to the development of business plans for Alginates, including pricing strategies, product portfolio optimization, long and short term operational plans, new product launches and implementation strategies.
* Identify New Product Development needs and participate with cross functional team in the innovation and NPD process.
* Contribute to the business unit LRP (Long Range Plan) and budget
* Product Stewardship
* Works with manufacturing, quality and other functional disciplines to mediate any issues relative to product quality, adherence, specifications and labeling and reformulation.
* Coordinate with Regulatory Affairs and Marketing Communications to develop defensive and offensive strategies for product lines.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

Associate Product Manager

* Bachelor s degree in life science, business, or marketing

* Minimum of 8 years B2B product management, marketing, sales and/or technical applications experience

* Experience anticipating market needs, developing robust business plans to support organizational investment and successfully navigating the NPD process through to successful commercialization

* Experience with all aspects of product licensing arrangements: assessment, business case preparation, modeling, negotiations, onboarding and commercialization

* Experience in complex end user markets with various functional substitutes and competitors

* Experience with the identification, negotiation and relationship building for licensing, strategic alliances and joint product development

Product Manager

* In addition to the above listed

* MBA plus 3-5 years experience in marketing or other commercial functions in relevant industry(see above for industry specifics)

* Past commercial experience with global product line management

* Knowledge of Pharmaceutical markets required (market dynamics, regulatory environment, customer dynamics, geographic variations)

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Strong business acumen

* Experience working with global pharma ingredient suppliers/customers

* Ability to quickly diagnose and problem solve

* Project Management and Prioritization Skills

* Customer focus

* Global experience working in a highly matrixed environment

EEO STATEMENT:

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace.

EEO Statement:
FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace.