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Kemin Industries Product Manager - Nutraceutical in Des Moines, Iowa


The Product Manager- Nutraceuticals is a dynamic strategic marketing position that is responsible for managing a global product portfolio within the Kemin Human Nutrition and Health business unit. This position has responsibility for creating and executing marketing plans for the assigned product lines to achieve business development, growth, profitability and product life cycle management. Through global and regional marketing plans, the Product Manager leads strategies and market initiatives to support business growth of ingredients in the product portfolio.

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 product s 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.

As a Kemin team member, you’ll receive…

  • A competitive financial package - in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays.

  • Robust health and wellness support - we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.

  • Continued learning opportunities - Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.

  • The chance to give back to our world - Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives.

  • Opportunities to support our valued educators - Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours.


Overall responsibility for managing assigned global product lines by applying strategic and creative marketing principles to achieve business goals and objectives. Outlined below are a few key functional responsibilities:

  • Business Growth: Provide marketing expertise, materials, support and education to the global commercial teams for successful sales outcomes. Co-develop customer strategies to achieve business goals. Implement and measure key performance indicators.

  • Strategic Marketing : Managing through strategic marketing principles to capture and sustain market share, defining unique product positioning, and 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.

  • Marketing Communications : Consult with global commercial teams to d evelop and implement strategic marketing and communication plans for assigned products. Manage advertising, media relations, and promotion activities to support business objectives.

  • 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.

  • Innovation : Lead cross-functional product category innovation and development discussions for assigned 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.


  • Work with cross functional teams to prepare plans for additional science to support product line growth and sustainability.

  • Work with regulatory affairs to prepare and execute plans that support market expansion.

  • Coordinate product application studies with R&D and prepare technical bulletins to expand use of products into new forms.

  • Work with Operations to ensure inventory levels match expected product demand.

  • Train sales staff on product(s).

  • Qualifications

    MINIMUM EDUCATION (including licenses, certifications, designations, etc.):

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with 5-7 years of related experience or a Bachelor Degree, preferably in Marketing, or one of the life sciences, (specific science background is dependent upon position/product focus), with 7-10 years of related experience;

  • 2+ years product management experience

  • Experience managing marketing campaigns

  • Additional related experience may substitute.


  • Maintain industry knowledge and experience.

  • Demonstrated achievement of product sales objectives and financial targets.

  • Background must include strategic marketing experience.

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

  • Must be proactive, self-motivated, energetic, business-minded manager with a broad scientific/technical aptitude knowledge base who is able to provide product leadership, set priorities, delegate responsibilities, and meet timetables leading to the attainment of growth goals.

  • Experience as an effective product manager, project team player, leader and motivator; and the 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.

  • Demonstrated integrity and honesty in all aspects.

  • International experience highly desired.

LocationUS-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date1 month ago(5/13/2021 3:22 PM)

Job ID 2021-6990

Positions 1

Category Marketing

Position Type Regular Full-Time