The Portfolio Manager is responsible for the sales, performance and development of their lines. They are the product champion, evangelist and owner of the lines. In addition, they must bring the voice of customer, understanding of customer and industry trends to the wider organisation for mutual benefit. The role will include national and international travel in support of Customers and sales channels – estimated 30% and attendance at trade shows.
The role has no direct reports, however, key relationships include, VP of R&D and engineering team, Director of Marketing and marcoms team, Sales Specialists for lines, Service teams and the internal and external sales teams. In addition, a close working relationship with the Portfolio Manager, Freeze Drying is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
LANGUAGE SKILLS Strong verbal and written communications skills in the English language are a minimum. Any fluency in foreign languages is a plus but not a requisite. Must be able to write technical reports and business correspondence. In addition must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group and conference situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Has a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite software package in such programs as Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Project and experience with Solid Works
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear as well as to stand, walk, and sit. Occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel such as with the use of normal office tools, equipment and PC’s. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable veterans and individuals with disabilities the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Travel to Customer sites will be necessary. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee might encounter performing the essential functions of this job.
Work is normally performed in both the office and the plant. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Up to 30% domestic and international travel will be required.