Position title
Product Manager
Job Location

We’re looking for a “Product Manager” for our leading customer which is a food manufacturer and exporter (dried fruits & frozen fruits) serving more than 40 countries.The customer’s main client base is comprised of distributors, wholesalers, retail chains and we serve them in bulk, branded and private label groups. This role will be creating the product management function and processes within the company and will be based in Kemalpaşa / İzmir.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proactively develop and implement an innovative, competitive and economically sustainable product portfolio and a corresponding portfolio strategy for the product groups
  • Review the existing product portfolio, find new opportunities and coordinate new products development process
  • Provide accurate market intelligence via understanding the competitive landscape and supporting the teams with facts and analysis – process the intel across relevant teams
  • Follow and understand trends on market regarding new product and technologies with latest developments in the relevant area
  • Work in multi-functional teams (with Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Supply Chain, Procurement, R&D, Costing, Finance and other associated functions), owning and driving the adherence to a full project time line
  • Manage and drive the continuous improvement of the product portfolio per market, per customer segment and per category while ensuring the timely and proper implementation
  • Monitor and report revenue and profit development and sales activities of the product portfolio and develop and set corrective actions accordingly
  • Drive multi-disciplinary projects through horizontal leadership, and coordination skills among different areas to conclude projects on time
  • Actively monitor markets & competitors through portfolio benchmarking and prepare competitive Analysis

Experience And Qualifications

  • Several years of experience in the field of product management in the dairy, beverage or food industry ideally in dealing with Health & Nutrition ingredients
  • Successfully completed degree in business administration or a similar qualification
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and a structured, effective and responsible style of working
  • Hands-on experience in project and time management
  • Motivation to drive the business to excellence in a new and challenging environment
  • Strategic portfolio understanding through SKU Scorecard, Brand Portfolio Strategy Evaluation and SKU Level Deep Dive Analysis
  • Fluent in English and Turkish
  • Convincing and enthusiastic communication and presentation skills at all business levels, ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • A result-driven, entrepreneurial and self-motivated personality
  • Travel internationally when if needed



Ayşe Erten
Executive Consultant
[email protected]

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