Product Manager

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Kalamazoo, MI
$1 - $99,999
Job Type
Direct Hire
Oct 18, 2018
Job ID
The Product Manager is responsible for assisting, and managing details as they related to the sales team functions of the food business. 

  • Communicate with VP of Sales, R & D Manager, field sales account managers, customers, and all internal departments.
  • Manage product inventory levels.
  • Make recommendations on present & potential future lines. 
  • Assist CEO, & VP of Sales with projects.
  • Establish internal forecast system in effort to maintain inventory levels.
  • Provide feedback on competitive market intelligence and technology trends.
  • Gather and prioritize product and customer requirements defining the product vision- working closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support.
  • Research customer or market information.
  • Determine specifications and product time tables.
  • Review call reports to gather competitive information or market trends.
  • Support product development activities in cooperation with Director of Innovation and Director of R&D. 
  • Conceptualize sales supporting materials to increase sales in both USA and Exports/International.
Education & Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Grain Science, Nutrition or other related course of study is preferred.
  • 5-10 years equivalent job experience with a food or beverage manufacturer highly preferred.
  • Experience with order processing software.