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Olam/Fresno, CA

ob Title: Product Line Management Analyst

Location: Fresno

Functional Area: SVI

Department: Product Line

OLAM international is a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 70 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 16,200 customers worldwide. Our team of 62,500 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses including cocoa, coffee, cashew, rice and cotton.

JOB SUMMARY

Primary Purpose of the Role:

The Product Line Management Analyst (PLM Analyst) function supports the Product Line Manager. The PLM Analyst function is responsible primarily for overall business and marketing strategy of the product line and interfaces with the other functions such as Operations, Technical and Sales to maximize the profitability of the product line. The PLM Analyst role will involve a range of activities including business & competitive analysis, market research and segmentation and aiding in formulation and execution of the product line strategy. The PLM Analyst is expected to gain a thorough understanding of product line applications in the food industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of the PLM Analyst role will involve competition & market analysis, supply & demand analysis, market research, and development of business and marketing strategy. The role will require independent management of projects around customers or products and interfacing with the various functions as well as external agencies to drive projects to completion. The role requires an ability to develop a strong techno-commercial understanding of Olam’s product & service capabilities, an understanding of customer business models and hence their product & service level needs. The role requires strong analysis skills, techno-commercial understanding of Olam’s product & service capabilities, a good understanding of customer product applications and hence their product & service level needs.

Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills:

Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Economics, Food Science, or other related area
1-2 years’ experience data analysis
Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
Experience with SAP (preferred)
Analytical ability – Ability to analyze data / information and generate market and customer insight
Communication & Collaboration Skills – Ability to communicate & work effectively with technical and commercial teams both internally and at the customer end
Problem solving skills – Ability to identify issues, drill down to root cause, and suggest alternate and holistic solutions
Self-driven & seeking professional growth – Strong drive to learn, build techno commercial skill set and invest in a long term career in the product line & industry
Experience in market research, especially in consumer products/food is a plus.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Olam Americas, Inc. provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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