Job details Product Manager

Posting Period

From April 04, 2022
to May 29, 2022

Country or region

May vary

Location

Home office

Business Unit

Plant Care

Department

Sales / Technical Sales

Entry date

To be determined

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

5 years

Minimal education level required

Master's Degree

Work schedule

5 days a week, Full-Time

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Product Manager

Main Functions

Our Product Management function oversees the management of the product portfolio for Lallemand’s Plant Care business unit (product design, registration, roadmaps).

Our team is looking for a Product Manager to manage the portfolio and life cycle of our bio-insecticides (LALGUARD) product line. He/she will be the interface between our different internal functions as it relates to the portfolio. Externally, the Product Manager will be in contact with key influencing people, authorities, and customers.

Reporting to the Product Management Director, the Product Manager can be located anywhere as long as he or she is obsessed with our products – nothing less! 

The Product Manager guides product development from inception to sale. To be successful, he or she works collaboratively with our R&D/QA/Production, Technical Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain/Customer Service, Sales and Marketing teams to ensure everybody is aligned in the following tasks related to the LALGUARD product portfolio:

Product Management

  • Develop and maintain the product roadmap
    • Determine the priorities for the portfolio
    • Determine the evolutions of the portfolio (improvement of existing products, follow-up of complaints, etc...)
  • Manage all product labels and product IDs for the product line
  • Participate in innovation programs involving the product line
  • Participate in defining and following-up of regulatory actions
  • Ensure that all elements linked with the portfolio sku’s are in place prior to the launch/sales (product story, packaging, labels, recipe, codes…)
  • Ensure that new and existing products follow applicable laws and regulations
  • Participate in planning, production, and quality decisions

Product Champion

  • Provide internal and B2B training and technical support on the product line
  • Determine and communicate the potential positionings of the products (claim, crop, pricing guidelines)
  • Recommend the most adapted positionings for each market/geography
  • Participate in local strategies (sales strategy, distribution, pricing)

At Lallemand Plant Care, we encourage autonomy, innovation, collaboration; routine is not part of our vocabulary! As we grow, we offer career and professional development opportunities locally and internationally. If you are looking for a challenging job where your opinion is valued and you feel you can make a difference, both in your work and to the environment and society, you have come to the right place.

Technical skills

Required

  • MSc, PhD or equivalent in agronomy or microbiology
  • Agriculture & Microbiology knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of Microsoft 365, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and complete projects
  • Financial skills to follow a budget and analyze product profitability
  • Analytical skills to interpret sales statistics and marketing data
  • Understanding of the products or services the business sells and the industry that the company works in
  • Knowledge of bio-insecticides market and environment (Regulatory, KIP, etc.)
  • Knowledge on microbial products production & customer service constraints

An asset

  • Knowledge of French and/or Spanish and/or Portuguese and/or German

Personal abilities

Required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic, charismatic, persuasive, and professional
  • Curious, innovative, and willing to learn continuously
  • Self-aware, reflective, and able to learn from mistakes. Shows an ability to learn quickly while on the job
  • Good leadership, autonomy, initiative, and time management skills
  • Logical with strong common sense
  • Organized and reliable; able to juggle multiple streams of work, keep things on track and consistently meet deadlines for processing work, with a strong attention to detail
  • Can work with a variety of people and personalities while adapting to changing conditions and unexpected obstacles
  • Not afraid to speak up and make suggestions for areas for improvement
  • Ethical and honest
  • Ability to work remotely

General criteria

Required

  • Be comfortable to travel up to 20-30% per year

Organization

Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Yeasts, bacteria, fungi: microorganisms have always lived in harmony with plants since their origin and are now recognized for their multiple agronomic benefits. As a world specialist in microorganisms, Lallemand Plant Care carefully selects strains for agricultural use, to improve the nutrition, health, and productivity of plants.

Lallemand Plant Care is a growing business unit and offers many opportunities for career development and professional development on a local and international scale. Joining the Lallemand Plant Care team means collaborating with people who work passionately to develop sustainable, efficient, and clean solutions for agriculture professionals, horticulture, green spaces, and the forestry sector. We regularly recruit new talent from around the world to support our growth and our sales, logistics, marketing, production and research and development efforts.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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