Product Manager, Purchasing
M&M Meat Shops Ltd. - Kitchener, ON

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M&M Meat Shops Ltd.
Product Manager, Purchasing

M&M Meat Shops Ltd. is seeking an experienced Product Manager. This position is based out of our corporate headquarters in Kitchener, ON.

In addition to having demonstrated in-market success of developing new food products, and possessing a passion for innovation, the individual must be able to effectively communicate cross-functionally and deliver results through collaboration.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
 Direct research and development activities in product development and testing from concept to final product.
 Assist and support the Purchasing team, specifically with sales forecasting.
 Perform testing on existing and new products.
 Evaluate and analyze market conditions. Recommend revisions to operating plans as required.
 Work with internal departments to identify, analyze and implement programs based on consumer insight and trend data. Turn consumer insight into tangible action plans.
 Continuously improve product in terms of quality, performance, packaging, manufacturing process, profitability, cost reduction and cost of goods sold.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Bachelor’s Degree in business or marketing
 Minimum eight (8) years’ experience within the consumer goods industry at the management level
 Demonstrated knowledge and agility in consumer food product development (concept to final product)
 Experience in business case analysis, product definition and go-to-market messaging
 Experience working with multiple vendors within consumer food manufacturing
 Analytical skills - analyze complex data and create action plans based on research
 Strategic agility – comfortable in “white spaces”; able to connect disparate pieces of information to establish a path
 Project management skills – lead cross-functional teams and deliver results
 Negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills – required to influence others

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume quoting "Product Manager” in the subject line of their email.

Accommodations for those with special needs will be provided upon request. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.


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About this company
M&M Meat Shops Ltd. is one of the most successful franchise operations in Canada. We are what we proudly call the "the largest...