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Product Management Specialist

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

THE POSITION:  Product Management Specialist – Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products Division

In this position, the successful candidate will be the product life cycle expert for the team, assisting OTC Marketing Managers in achieving business goals and provide strong assistance in the tactical operation of the brand with specific focus on the product portfolio change management. This position reports to the Marketing Manager – RUB A535 and Vitamin Brands, and supports all brands within the OTC portfolio (Including Gravol, Anusol, Diovol, Ovol, and Carter’s Little Pills).

This position will also:

  • Assist Marketing Managers in project management through the product life cycle (inception, launch, maintenance and discontinuation), mitigating issues and concerns as they arise.  This function will interact with key internal teams (New Product Development, Research & Development, regulatory, operations), international subsidiaries, export markets, and external 3rd parties (packaging suppliers, creative agencies). Specifically, the candidate will have high focus on:
    • Leading the cross functional development and implementation of key regulatory packaging updates across graphics design, procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, category management and trade teams
  • Lead local artwork development and packaging adaptation for the total OTC portfolio, leveraging global style guides (e.g. renderings, sales samples, product, and displays).  Identify and leverage competitive claims, trends and consumer feedback to provide actionable recommendations.   
  • Complete forms and manage approval system routings required to flow items through materials data management process as well as own the asset management for their brands (product images, sales samples, product samples, consumer materials, etc)
  • Liaise with legal and R&D teams to work through regulatory, legal, copy and creative feedback and propose recommendations and solutions.  Manage Canadian trademark process and work with 3rd parties to provide recommendation for Canadian approach (North American alignment vs Canadian specific)
  • Contribute to the discussion, analysis and recommendations for product launches, sku prioritizations and discontinuations (product development, R&D, regulatory affairs, operations, packaging development, supply chain etc)
  • Work closely with local partner agencies and outside service suppliers to develop and provide assets for consumer promotional programs (images, renderings, legally approved copy, etc):  advertising and public relations agencies, package designers, media buying agency, promotion houses and experiential agencies
  • Contribute to and on occasion lead the development of consumer and trade communications, including FSIs, print advertising, website development, sampling, in-store programs and selling materials.  Negotiate costs with 3rd parties and proactively offer cost savings to the corporation
  • Other administrative duties as required (legal routings, template development, purchasing and sample orders, tracking documents, couriers, meeting coordination, international requests, etc)

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • University Degree in a related field or the equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of marketing and/or project management related experience, ideally in a CPG environment
  • Capacity to plan, lead and execute complex projects with multiple stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in the standard marketing mix
  • Understanding of how daily activities can impact financials metrics.  Possesses pride in contributing to corporate objectives
  • Has a sense of urgency and the ability to motivate others in cross functional teams to deliver on objectives and deadlines
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, while delivering quality results
  • Flexibility and ability to suggest quickly and proactively corrective actions/solutions as well as to deal with ambiguity and change
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • Accepts accountability and understands the impact deliverables have
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Teams
  • Bilingual (E/F) not mandatory, but an asset

Church and Dwight Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a barrier-free, inclusive and accessible work environment. Applicants may be entitled to reasonable accommodation in respect of a legally protected characteristic in accordance with applicable human rights legislation. If you require accommodation on this basis, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please inform our Human Resources department if you require an accommodation in completing this application for employment or for otherwise participating in the application process.
 


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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to jobs@churchdwight.com. Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to jobs@churchdwight.com or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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