Posted on: 11/22/2017

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Industry and Manufacturing

 
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JOB TITLE: PROTIMAX TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER

REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing

LOCATION: virtual position (work from home)

Trouw Nutrition is the global leader in innovative feed specialties, premixes and nutritional services for the animal nutrition industry. Trouw Nutrition provides species-specific nutritional solutions consisting of feed concepts, products and nutritional know-how. The unique combination of products, models and services Trouw Nutrition offers, boosts productivity and supports animal health through all life stages, contributing to our customers' peace of mind. Trouw Nutrition's nutrition solutions have met the need of farmers and home-mixers, feed producers, integrators and distributors. Trouw Nutrition has locations in 25 countries and around 5000 employees.

Trouw Nutrition Netherlands was founded in 1931 as a family business. It focused on two important pillars: the quality of its employees and a strong involvement in Research & Development. When the international compound feed market developed from the 1970s, Trouw Nutrition made strategic investments in Italy, Spain and France and became part of BP Nutrition in 1975.
Since 1994, Trouw Nutrition is part of one of world's largest feed concerns: Nutreco.

Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company

Trouw Nutrition belongs to the parent company Nutreco. There is a strong interconnection between Trouw Nutrition and Nutreco. Innovation is at the heart of what Nutreco and Trouw Nutrition stand for. In Nutreco Application & Solution and R&D centres around the world, some 250 experts are continuously working on developing new ways to enable our customers to increase efficiency, maximize profits and make the most of their resources. This is the foundation of Trouw Nutrition's leadership in innovative feed specialties, premixes and nutritional models and services

JOB PROFILE:

To develop and implement the business and marketing plan of the Trouw Nutrition International Protimax product lines to achieve budgets Provide leadership and management to the Nutreco domestic USA market as well as EU, Mexico, Canada and other Opco's that can import egg products into their countries.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Make business and marketing/sales plans for Protimax specialized egg in close cooperation with sales management and other Nutreco companies; this encompasses long term strategies as budgeting and action planning as well
* Gather, review, market research to propose and develop trial protocols for necessary Protimax research and implement agreed upon research using agreed upon protocols that aids in converting research data into effective sales tools and validation of value proposition to achieve TNUSA budgets
* Forecast and schedule production of Protimax to meet customer and TN needs
* Build a positive image of Trouw Nutrition within companion animal and agricultural industries in the USA, Mexico and Canada and within Nutreco operating companies.
* Direct resources to create and develop sales tools, promotion programs, brochures and creative advertising together with marketing communications personnel
* Assist in international sales of Protimax products
* Conduct product training seminars on new products to targeted audiences
* Manage Protimax marketing and R&D budget
* Development and implementation of Trouw's overall production and marketing strategy for Protimax family of products including competitive positioning of our products
* Forecasting production, costing, margins, extending and diversification of product lines
* Pre-launch, launch and post launch follow up of new products; support in making of sales plans; promotions fitting in the calendar year, coordinated with sales as defined by market and customer specifics
* Work with the appropriate ASC Specie Managers to gain acceptance of the inclusion of Protimax into applicable species and phases in the regional portfolio.
* Visual standards and consistency of all communications regarding the Protimax product group; compliance with visual standards of Trouw Nutrition Int'l
* Accountable for Protimax margin contribution
* Available to travel about 50%

QUALIFICATIONS:

* BS, MS or PhD degree in animal nutrition preferred
* Must have an immunology or microbiology background
* Swine background ideally
* Over 5 years of experience in Agri marketing/sales ideal; however, will look at individuals with a research background who would like to get into a marketing role.
* Computer skills in word processing, spread sheet applications, presentation applications and email programs
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