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Sr. Manager, North American Seeds Product Management


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Job Title: Sr. Manager, North American Seeds Product Management
Location: CO, West United States, International/Other
Company: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Produce and Produce Related Services
Career Type: Sales/Retail
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Sr. Manager, North American Seeds Product Management – Nutrien Ag Solutions (Midwest, US)
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien™, the largest crop inputs company in the world. As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; Proven®Seed and Dyna-Gro®Seed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.
We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.
Working at Nutrien Ag Solutions will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.
What you will do:
  • Lead product management team and create people development plans by:
    • Ensuring product management team is aligned with strategic growth factors to maximize seed business potential
    • Ensuring product management team is organized, adequately trained, and manages resources appropriately to best deliver on crop strategy
    • Acting as a key leader on Seeds Leadership Team and Seeds Strategy Leadership Team
    • Acting as one of the key retail seed leaders, collaborating to set direction and building a great seed team
    • Creating people development plans for each direct report and collaborate with other managers to ensure alignment with their direct reports, e.g.: Brand Management, Regional Seed Managers, Divisional Seed Managers
  • Deliver portfolio and product management direction and execution through collaboration by:
    • Leading the collaboration efforts with internal partners (e.g. Breeding and Strategy) to ensure alignment with the crop strategy and 5-year plan
    • Leading the collaboration efforts with brand management, field offices, supply chain and seeds operations to build and forecast CY and CY+1 product / portfolio business plans
    • Leading the collaboration efforts with digital, marketing, breeding and the field to build data management and field trialing excellence
    • Supporting negotiations with Genetic and Trait suppliers for crop strategy, portfolio and product needs / access
    • Collaborating with Brand Management on campaign planning / execution to include building a product and portfolio training and execution plan
    • Collaborating with Dyna-Gro and Proven Brand Management to deliver profitable market share growth and overall seeds P&L
  • Own portfolio and product management excellence by:
    • Owning overall product advancement and production planning processes and plans by crop
    • Delivering year over year improvements in product cost of goods to meet annual budget expectations
    • Delivering lowest cost of goods products while maintaining highest performing products and portfolio
    • Owning data management strategy to support value pricing for Brand Management / Marketing
    • Owning and remaining accountable for tracking and managing portfolio discard / obsolescence
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What you will bring:
    Bachelor’s degree required; Agriculture, MBA and / or Masters of Agronomy preferred10+ years' progressive experience in product management, supplier, retail / distribution5+ years’ experience in a leadership roleValid driver’s license and ability to pass a background check and drug screen are requiredAbility to manage multiple employees, priorities, and projects simultaneouslyAbility to work with and maintain a good working relationship with a diverse employee and customer baseAbility to travel as needed. Required travel estimated between 30-40%
Are you a good match? Apply today!
Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics
This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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Job Post Date: 12/05/19
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