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Kemin Industries Product Manager - Antioxidants in Des Moines, Iowa


The Antioxidant Product Manager - Antioxidants is a dynamic position that is responsible for the overall management and marketing strategy for the North American Antioxidant products within the Kemin Nutrisurance business unit. This position involves management of the product’s lifecycle through the creation of strategies and market plans which allow Kemin to grow the sales and profitability of antioxidant product lines. This requires providing product strategy leadership within the product development process, by reducing product cost, and ensuring product standards.

We Are Kemin

We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us.

We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century.

We are a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services.

For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to customers in more than 120 countries.

Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.


Business Growth:

  • Maximize market share and gross margin growth for product line(s) on an annual basis and meet or exceed revenue and gross margin targets for product category.

  • Provide marketing expertise, materials, support and education to the global commercial teams for successful sales outcomes.

  • Develop customer strategy with commercial team.

  • Create and make presentations to customers at the request of commercial team.

  • Develop and provide input to reports that track and measure key performance indicators.

Strategic Marketing:

  • Maximize market share and gross margin growth for product line(s) on an annual basis and meet or exceed revenue and gross margin targets for product category.

  • Responsible for setting product strategy and oversee product line life cycles from strategic planning to tactical activities.

  • Execute product strategies and initiatives, set product and pricing strategy, in order to produce the highest possible long-term market share and profitability.

  • Defining unique product positioning.

  • Approach to entering new markets where market and competitor analysis, customer segmentation and insights.

Brand Development:

  • Develop and manage a consistent corporate brand image throughout product lines, promotional materials, and events.

  • Lead the development of communication plans (positioning, target, tactics) and packaging.


  • With consultation of Global Platform Manager, marketing staff, and the commercial team, develop, publish and communicate the annual marketing plan for assigned products.

  • Manage advertising and promotion activities, including print, point-of-sale, online, electronic media, and direct mail (as applicable) to support business objectives.

  • Translate research data into product performance updates, technical bulletins, and sales/marketing materials.

    Market Intelligence:

  • Conduct market analysis to monitor global markets, competitive products, sales, market share and marketing activities.

  • Deploy category knowledge and understanding to the management of product lines.


  • Lead and participate on cross-functional product development teams leading to the launch of meaningful new products.

  • Participate in the Product Innovation Process through new product concept submissions as well as championing products through the process to launch.

  • Partner with Research and Development and Technical Services to further strengthen product story through product research initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or one of the life sciences with 5+ years of experience in Product Management (additional related experience may be considered)

  • International experience highly desired.

  • Demonstrated achievement of product sales objectives and financial targets.

  • Must have a solid understanding and adherence to the Servant Leadership philosophy.

  • Demonstrated integrity and honesty in all aspects.

  • Understanding of the chemical and biological sciences related to oxidative stress of fats, oils, and meals; an ability to understanding of the technology and products Kemin sells.

  • Ability to present ideas effectively and communicate well with customers, peers and all levels of management.

  • Strong cross functional team, leadership and interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively in a diverse team environment.

  • Strong financial skills; especially the ability to understand financial statements and to analytically evaluate and understand product costs, margin, pricing and market share.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.

  • Requires a marketing mentality combined with marketing training and experience as it relates to marketing products in the industry.

LocationUS-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date1 month ago(10/15/2020 8:57 AM)

Job ID2020-6501



Position TypeRegular Full-Time