The Dir, Business Unit GM has P&L responsibility for Hot Cereal category within the larger Division portfolio. The role is responsible for 1) Defining overall strategy for the category to meet new and diverse customer requirements, establishing a clear vision and growth plan for the business; 2) Achieving the category financial goals as they align to Division goals; 3) Driving operational efficiencies across the business; and 4) Driving product development and R&D efforts for the category.
Scope: Category revenues of up to $250 million produced in two or three manufacturing plants
Analyze and monitor customer insights, market and competitive data to pro-actively position the category for growth and profitability
Create long range and annual business plans for the category that align with Division and Company strategic priorities and growth objectives
Communicate the long range and annual plans effectively to insure cross functional alignment
Partner with R&D to develop innovation plans to drive short and long term strategic objectives
Partner with and influence the supply chain organization to insure optimal cost containment and service level attainment
Leverage and influence the sales organization to manage customer relationships and execute key go-to-market tactics (pricing, merchandising, shelving, and assortment)
Oversee the forecast process to manage capacity and ensure the right product is available to meet customer expectations
Monitor performance against financial and operational goals and work cross functionally to drive corrective action
Qualifications and Requirements:
8 years of progressive product management experience within the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
Proven ability to lead through influence
Project management experience in a cross functional environment
Demonstrated financial acumen - preferred prior experience managing a full P&L
Education: Bachelor's Degree Required - Type: Business or related field
Master's Degree Required -- Type: MBA or other related.
Entrepreneurial and customer focused mindset - Ability to navigate cross functionally to clear barriers, identify opportunities to create strategic product focused partnerships with customers
Financial Acumen - Ability to identify and implement margin improvement opportunities including supply chain efficiencies, ability to understand and manage P&L levers to achieve profitable growth
Analytical Skills - Proactively identify category trends and operational issues, prioritize limited resources to optimize short and long term results
Coaching and development - Motivate and align team members around common goals
Team Building and leadership - Cross functional teams working together to drive strategic priorities
Communications - Seek and understand different points of view while clearly articulating decisions
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