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Associate Product Manager - Hero Pet Brands

Date: Jan 12, 2019

Location: Dallas, TX, US, 75211

Company: NCH Corporation

Hero Pet Brands- Associate Product Manager- Pet Care

Hero Pet Brands, a division of NCH Corporation, has a fantastic opportunity for an Associate Product/Brand Manager to join its growing product marketing team.  In this role, the Associate Product/Brand Manager will contribute to the success of Hero Pet Brands via managing and leading insight development, strategy, product portfolio lifecycle, innovation, promotions and category analysis. This role is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a positive impact in the growing pet care industry and directly influence the P&L. 

 

Who We Are:

 

Join a team with over 35 years of success in the consumer pet products industry! Our core brands include: Simple Solution®, OUT!® Pet Care, Vet’s Best®, Natural Care®, Buffalo Range® Chews and Bags on Board®. Our brands and products have strong retail partnerships with Wal-Mart, Petco, PetSmart, Amazon, Chewy and many more. Hero Pet Brands manufactures and distributes a wide range of innovative pet care products, including dog pads, diapers and wraps, waste pick-up bags, training aids, health supplements, flea and tick control, buffalo rawhide chews, topical treatments, dental care and grooming. Our mission is to help pet parents be heroes to their furry friends every day. In an effort to support our mission, we recently unveiled the Purple Pledge, our cause marketing effort that aims to grow pet fostering by helping pet rescue organizations.

 

Our company is building a culture of smart, passionate and empowered teams that will help us strengthen our core and continue to grow through insight, innovation and strong execution.

 

What You’ll be Doing:

 

Planning/Leadership:

  • Manage existing product lines across multiple channels (Mass, Pet Specialty, eCommerce).
  • Lead cross functional teams to accomplish key initiatives.
  • Manage development of new products through the stage gate process.

 

Omni Channel - Insights/Innovation/Positioning of Products:

  • Partner with internal and external resources to build a robust pool of consumer and market insights.
  • Identify and prioritize growth opportunities through thoughtful consumer and customer insights, thorough competitive and market analyses and deep understanding of emerging trends.
  • Collaborate on development of new product strategies to help “leverage” identified market opportunities.
  • Assist in building 3-year roadmap of new and innovative products, packaging and merchandising.
  • Prioritize across Category and Channel (Mass, Pet Specialty and eCommerce).

 

Brand Development: 

  • Plan on-going consumer support to drive brand equity and increase awareness, purchase and usage of products/brands for Simple Solution®, OUT!® Pet Care and Vet’s Best®.
  • Work in partnership with outside agencies and internal partners to plan and execute brand-building programs.

 

Analysis:

  • Act as the central point for all market, consumer, and customer information.
  • Synthesize, frame and present information to all relevant stakeholders to gain alignment on product strategies and associated action plans.
  • Lead cross-functional effort to establish business case development and presentation to the executive team.

 

 

Customer Interaction

  • Partner with the Hero Pet Brands sales team to present compelling insights, category analysis, and new product recommendations to key retail partners.
  • Attend industry trade shows to articulately and confidently represent our brands and products with customers, suppliers, and media/press.

 

 

What You’ll Need (REQUIREMENTS):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or similar fields required. MBA in Marketing or related field is a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant project management experience. Progression of successful accomplishments that includes experience with consumer insights, category analytics, product development, and packaging.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to comprehend business implications of decisions and display orientation toward maximizing profitability.
  • Excellent project management skills, including strong attention to detail and the ability to lead cross-functional teams and meet project deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to listen and understand different perspectives.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability including drawing focused insights/conclusions from Nielsen/IRI and other data sources.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • CPG industry experience is preferred.

 

What We Can Offer You (BENEFITS)

 

NCH was founded in 1919 on the principles of family, innovation, and teamwork. We still live by these principles 100 years later. We offer all of the important benefits including medical, dental, vision but also throw in some extras. Flexible hours, 401k, company sponsored wellness activities, and tuition reimbursement are all a part of what being in the NCH family means.

 

Include a dog friendly, office environment, located near the heart of the Bishop Arts District in Dallas, TX, and you have a career opportunity that you CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS!

 

 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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