Assistant Manager, Product Management
3h ago

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. DKSH helps other companies and brands to actively grow their business in new or existing markets.

Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 825 business locations in 37 countries 800 of them in Asia and 31,970 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 11.

0 billion in 2017. The company offers a tailor-made, integrated portfolio of sourcing, marketing, sales, distribution and after-sales services.

It provides business partners with expertise as well as on-the-ground logistics based on a comprehensive network of unique size and depth.

DKSH was founded in 1865. With strong Swiss heritage, the company has a long tradition of doing business in and with Asia and is deeply rooted in communities and businesses across Asia Pacific.

Our success is based on our employees’ dedication and passion for their work.

Job responsibilities

New Product Development (NPD) All OWNbrands (40%)

  • Responsible for effectively managing all new and existing product development projects from concept to launch. You will be responsible for proactively planning, organizing and controlling new product and process development
  • To actively participate in the origination and evaluation of development opportunities with the commercial team. To develop new products through benchmarking and category management in order to ascertain and fill the gaps in the market.
  • Work closely and effectively with both divisional colleagues as well as suppliers, planning and commercial teams in managing end to end NPD process.
  • Evaluate and trial of new product formulations from initial bench work through to recipe trials to final accepted recipe.
  • Broad understanding and awareness of food industry movements, keeping up with new ingredients and flavours as well as seeking out new suppliers to help drive the company’s overall NPD strategy.
  • Submit P&L and pricing plan for shortlisted projects
  • Source for OEM suppliers NPD projects
  • Prepare trade decks for NPD listing & rollout
  • Food Service and Export business support (30%)

  • Handle all customer specific requests from Food Service and export division for all brands
  • Brand Management (30%)

  • Brand custodian / champion for selected brands (all channels)
  • Develop and manage E-commerce business
  • Identify upcoming / changing consumer trends
  • Manage and plan BTL executions (trade marketing, tactical promotion, sampling exercise, POS materials, space buy, dress-up)
  • Manage brand & trade marketing plans and A&P expenses
  • Develop and manage brand positioning & marketing strategies (4P's)
  • Establish & ensure on-shelf merchandising standards
  • Manage Sales demand planning (ROF), Inventory tracking & management (OOS, slow movers, expired)
  • Job requirements

  • Highly organized and motivated and able to motivate and establish commitment from team members.
  • Able to work independently and deliver results
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to analyse problems, identify and manage solutions
  • Able to take a creative, flexible and innovative approach
  • Strong Project Management Skills
  • Able to cope with a high degree of stress and demand required by the interaction with many departments
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in marketing, product management and / or sales within FMCG industry
  • Baking and cooking experience is desirable, however training could be provided for the right candidate
  • Experience of working on NPD projects
  • Experience of working with the food service sector would also be desirable
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