Category Product Manager, Herbicides

DuPont

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DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we're looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best that it can be. DuPont Agriculture offerings bring innovative science and solutions to meet the challenges faced by farmers today and into the future. Our mission is to deliver agricultural products from seeds to crop protection to deliver higher crop yields and more nutritious foods. We believe that by working together with our customers, we can find better ways to improve the quantity, quality and sustainability of the world’s food supply.

For the DowDuPont Agricultural division we are looking for Category Product Manager, Herbicides to be based in Kiev, Ukraine. The role reports to the Country Marketing Manager, Ukraine.

ROLE INTENT

  • Developing and driving implementation of product group strategies to optimise the sales and earnings of this product group in Ukraine in line with overall regional business strategies
  • Tactical execution of marketing strategies in short/middle term horizon
  • Working closely with the marketing manager and marketing communications specialist to execute the tactics related to its portfolio

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Plan and manage life cycles for assigned products on the level of CU including of championing of country position on European meetings and beyond them
  • 5YP planning for assigned products inside country 5YP together with Marketing Manager and Sales Manager (Market and competitive assumptions, Project timelines, Price evolution etc).
  • Identify new business opportunities and initiate projects, seek opportunities to apply marketing tactics to multiple portfolios and product lines for synergistic effect
  • Work closely with country teams, functions, and European Products Managers to support and ensure effective execution of business plans and approved projects, and deliver forecasted financial results
  • Lead 1-5 years Country demand planning for assigned products. Support bottom up short term (1 year) planning of regional sales teams for assigned portfolio.
  • Prepare product positioning for the countries of CU by understanding of market potential and its segmentation, knowledge of competitive proposition (details, prices, strategy), cascade this positioning for regions, leverage ideas / learnings and the use of resources for promotion of the product category.
  • Lead the planning of product promoting actions, support marketing communications, digital marketing, agency relationships and CRM teams to understand the marketing tactics implementation plan.
  • Coordination of activities with R&D / IFS department
  • Coordination of demo and agro trials in regions (including GrowingPoints)
  • Track performance of product group versus plan (prices and volumes vs PO, project stage reviews), investigate significant deviations, and recommend corrective action as necessary
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Job Qualifications

  • Higher degree in Agronomy, preferably with a focus on Crop Protection / Agriculture Chemistry / Phytopathology.
  • Knowledge of the Crop Protection segment and understanding of key relevant marketing concepts
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Efficient verbal & written communications skills
  • Team player who can influence others
  • Problem solver with proactive approach
  • Fluency in English and Ukrainian


About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

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