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Product Manager at Koch Fertilizer, LLC

Posted in Sales 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Wichita, Kansas

Job Description:

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Koch Fertilizer (KF) is seeking a Product Manager to set the vision and strategy for the commercial team's digital products. Being a market-based company, KF is aware of the potential to leverage technology to provide better fertilizer-related solutions to customers, suppliers and distribution partners. KF will utilize digital products as a platform to provide more value to their business partners throughout the value chain. This role will work closely with both the commercial team and the IT team to: 1. understand customer, supplier, carrier and driver needs and 2. Manage from concept, to design, sample production, testing, forecast, cost, promotion, and support. KF and its subsidiaries market and distribute more than 13 million tons of fertilizer products annually worldwide. From a Product Manager standpoint, this creates a wealth of opportunity to develop and apply your skills and to explore a variety of career paths. This role will focus on delivering value to customers, not just completing work to meet deadlines. The successful candidate for this role will drive solutions for customers, suppliers and carriers as well as driving efficiencies and differentiation for Koch Fertilizer.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Understanding customer, supplier, carrier and driver needs

  • Working with the sales and logistics teams to develop ways to meet those needs

  • Coordinating with the IT team to outline the game plan to develop and deliver product solutions

  • Working with the sales and logistics teams to develop a marketing plan to drive adoption of those tools

  • Determine product pricing based on market research, costs and anticipated demand

  • Assist in the framing and coordination of experiments to determine the feasibility of offering products to sister companies and 3rd parties

  • Assist in the process of evaluating whether Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (KAES) should partner on product development beyond fertilizer, to increase the speed of: Development and Building the capability to provide software as a service beyond KAES.

The successful applicant will have the following characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset

  • Excellent critical thinking skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to set priorities and continually weigh the competing factors of your objectives for your products, your company's limited resources and demands from various stakeholders

  • Ability to manage and prioritize product backlog to meet customer objectives and timing

  • Collaboration – must be able to work in a team environment

  • Willingness and ability to challenge key stakeholders (business, logistics, IT)

  • Problem solving skills

  • Strong self-motivation and intellectual curiosity

  • Economic thinking skills

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint


What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5+ years' experience in product/project management and/or product marketing

  • Experience in the development, implementation, and marketing of software

  • Experience leading projects or teams in a cross-functional environment

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time


What Will Put You Ahead:

  • Ag background and/or experience in logistics intensive industries

  • Product Owner Certification

  • E-commerce experience

  • Experience using the Agile software development process

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Agriculture, Industrial Engineering, and/or IT related fields


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This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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