Product Manager - Job Description
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Commodity Sales and Product Management, the Product Manager will be responsible for managing Conestoga Meats' (CM) fresh and frozen commodity portfolios. The successful candidate will leverage proven analytics and market intelligence to drive optimum financial and operational goals. They will also build strong internal and external relationships, to help drive sustainable business results. Responsibilities will also include optimizing assortment to improve marketplace growth while enhancing the customer experience.
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for working with and developing cross-functional teams to drive efficiency, opportunity, and profitability across their particular categories
Negotiate and sell weekly to select commodity accounts to ensure first-hand market understanding and optimize category sales
Provide internal expertise and direction on pork market pricing (i.e., USDA, Canadian market, exchange rate, Urner Barry), international market/political implications
Oversee and provide direction regarding the preparation and balancing of daily production requirements and inventory allocation
Identify strategies and tactics to drive incremental sales by analyzing assortment, evaluating financial data, and developing insights from customer behavior.
Develop recommendations for short- and long-term optimization opportunities for their specific category responsibilities
Weekly review and accountability for targeted KPI's, i.e. sales results, mix, profit margins, etc.
Responsible to develop and execute disposition plan for fresh/frozen inventories at optimal levels
Lead category optimization team within broader Sales Department
Work directly with the Senior Manager, Commodity Sales and Product Management to create market costing strategies
Implement and measure effectiveness of pricing strategies developed in conjunction with the Senior Manager, Commodity Sales and Product Management
Provide overall direction and implement product strategies cross functionally
Accountable to ensure accurate product specifications for associated category
Demonstrates and promotes the Conestoga WAY (Company values)
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Available for on call in evenings as well as Saturdays as required
1 - 3 years of work experience in a role focused on business analytics
Post Secondary education is an asset
Financial skills in order to prepare budgets, cost standards, analyze variances, etc.
Office/project management software skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities at the same time
Strong Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel
Technologically savvy and able to learn various enterprise systems
Team player; maintain a positive attitude, and work collaboratively cross functionally
Proactive problem solver with a focus on continuous improvement
Strong initiative and drive to succeed
We thank all respondents for their interest, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Conestoga Meat Packers is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce. Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Recruitment Team at 519-648-2506 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible