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Senior Vice President, Product Management - Food

Company: NPD Group, Inc.
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Vice President, Product Management - Food Learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world's most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today's market trends while anticipating tomorrow's. In addition, we offer a career filled with innovation and growth to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our team. Position Overview The Senior Vice President, Americas Product Management will lead overall product strategy, planning, and execution for NPD's market measurement and research products in the Food Sector, which encompasses the Foodservice and Food and Beverage Consumption Practices. The successful candidate will lead a team to create and implement an holistic roadmap including enhancement of existing products, and development of new services or categories to drive client impact and delight, and profitably grow NPD's business. This leader will foster a culture of high performance, collaboration, and product management discipline to drive achievement of team and company goals. As a senior leader in the organization, this person will continuously build relationships and rapport across other functions in the organization to ensure business alignment and achieve shared business objectives. Responsibilities

  • Proactively engage with clients and internal partners to understand needs and translate these into explicit product attributes and value drivers.
  • Own a broad understanding of the Food Sector; proactively anticipate industry and competitive trends.
  • Set product vision and strategy in collaboration with Commercial partners, Product Management leadership, and overall NPD leadership, capturing input and driving alignment with leaders across NPD.
  • Establish a cohesive, prioritized product roadmap with short, mid, and long-term strategies to maximize portfolio strength, maintain market relevance, and outperform competition.
  • Set and achieve established revenue and margin goals, and deliver consistent YoY growth.
  • Ensure consistent approaches to fundamental processes including client discovery, product/market fit assessment, persona development, business planning, product testing, go-to-market execution, and product health/financial analysis.
  • Set and oversee the development of product pricing strategies and rate cards for the sector(s), collaborating closely with Product Pricing and Finance partners.
  • Build and lead effective and efficient Product Management teams by example; serve as a role model by educating, inspiring, supporting, and motivating team; teach, coach, and develop core product management competencies. Skills and Other Requirements
    • 15+ years of product management experience in market research/information/analytics services, or other data-driven B2B, SaaS, or other digital products.
    • Software and SaaS experience is a major advantage .
    • Foodservice or other Food industry experience is highly desired.
    • Direct experience bringing technical products to market and working across the full product lifecycle.
    • Partner with peers and managers across product, business, sales, and engineering teams.
    • Proficiency with Agile development frameworks.
    • Demonstrated success in leading and developing high performance product management teams in a collaborative, customer-centric, profitable growth-driven environment.
    • Track record of P&L ownership and management, with the ability to instill financial and strategic discipline into product management operations.
    • Able to lead, and manage a full portfolio of current products and envision new products that reflect client and market needs, consistent with NPD's strategy and goals.
    • Enthusiasm and passion for leveraging technology to deliver products that solve client problems.
    • Articulate and design compelling communication around product applications and value from a client's point of view.
    • Superior communication skills; ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences.
    • Bachelor of Arts/Science degree; Master's degree desirable. The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time R001948 About Us To go back to the career site, please click here . NPD offers data, industry expertise, and prescriptive analytics to help our clients grow their businesses in a changing world.Over 2000 companies worldwide rely on us to help them measure, predict, and improve performance across all channels, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce.We have offices in 27 cities worldwide, with operations spanning the Americas, Europe, and APAC.Practice areas include apparel, appliances, automotive, beauty, books, B2B technology, consumer technology, e-commerce, fashion accessories, food consumption, foodservice, footwear, home, juvenile products, media entertainment, mobile, office supplies, retail, sports, toys, travel retail, games, and watches / jewelry. For more information, visit npd.com .--Follow us on Twitter: @npdgroup . Why do we ask you to create an account to apply?-- This lets you see the progress of your application and track what jobs you have applied for. All that we will need from you to create the account is your email address and a password. We respect the privacy of candidates for employment. This Privacy Notice sets forth how we will use the information we obtain when you apply for a position through this career site. If you do not consent to the terms of this Privacy Notice, please do not submit information to us.

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