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Kemin Industries Product Manager - Broilers in Des Moines, Iowa


Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health is seeking a Product Manager to join their team! This person will be responsible for the overall management and marketing strategy for designated products, supporting the span of the product’s lifecycle as it relates to Broilers.

In this role, this person will be responsible for representing the products within the business unit, acting as a mediator between both the sales and operations team. Additionally, this person will prepare technical presentations and reviews on the life cycle of the products, which are then delivered to customers during customers during on-site visits.

Qualified candidates can live anywhere within the contiguous United States, they should reside near an airport.

The ideal candidate must be willing and able to travel up to 50%.

As a remote employee, you must be willing to travel to the Des Moines, Iowa headquarters twice a quarter.

We Are Kemin  

We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us.  

We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century.  

We are a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services.  

For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to customers around the world .   

Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

As a Kemin team member, you’ll receive…

  • A competitive financial package - in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays.

  • Robust health and wellness support - we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.

  • Continued learning opportunities - Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.

  • The chance to give back to our world - Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives.

  • Opportunities to support our valued educators - Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours.


  • Responsible for setting product strategy and oversee product line life cycles from strategic planning to tactical activities.

  • Execute product strategies and initiatives, set product and pricing strategy, as well as pricing and volume discount schedules to produce the highest possible long-term market share and profitability.

  • Lead the development of communication plans (positioning, target, tactics) and packaging.

  • Work with the cross-functional team to develop portfolio and pricing strategy to maximizemarket share and profitability.

  • Maximize market share and gross margin growth for product line(s) on an annual basis, and meet or exceed revenue and gross margin targets for product category.

  • Conduct market analysis to monitor competitive products, sales, share and marketing activities; deploy category knowledge and understanding to the management of product lines.

  • Translate research data into product performance updates, technical bulletins, andsales/marketing materials.

  • Provide marketing expertise, support, and education to the commercial team for successful sales outcomes.

  • Manage advertising and promotion activities, including print, point-of-sale, online,electronic media, and direct mail (as applicable).

  • Create and make presentations to customers at the request of commercial team.

  • Assist in developing customer strategy with commercial team.

  • Work with Research and Development and Technical Services to further strengthen product story through product research initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing with 5+ years of related experience within the agriculture industry

  • Additional related experience may substitute.

  • Experience as an effective project team player, leader and motivator; and the ability to present ideas effectively and communicate well with peers and all levels of management.

  • A good understanding of the chemical and biological sciences as they apply to the production of company specific products; an understanding of the products Kemin sells, and the technology used in the micro-ingredient nutritional portion of the industry.

  • Must be proactive, self-motivated, energetic, business-minded manager with a broadscientific/technical aptitude base who is able to provide product leadership, set priorities, delegate responsibilities, and meet timetables leading to the attainment of growth goals.

  • Demonstrated achievement of product sales objectives and financial targets.

  • Strong financial skills: especially the ability to understand financial statements and to analyticallyevaluate and understand product costs, margin, pricing and market share.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.

  • Requires a marketing mentality combined with marketing training and experience as it relates to marketing products in the industry.

    Kemin is an equal opportunity employer, and all reasonable accommodation will be considered.

    A post-offer background check and drug screen is required. Additional pre-employment requirements may be necessary based on position.



LocationUS-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date2 weeks ago(9/12/2023 3:54 PM)

Job ID 2023-9502

Positions 1

Category Marketing

Position Type Regular Full-Time