Category Manager New Products (m/f/d)
vor 3 Tg.

Infarm is the world's fastest growing vertical farming network, founded in Berlin in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska.

Passionate to eat better, they were growing their own food, enjoying all the flavor and nutrients, without the chemical pesticides and transport kilometers.

With the aim to share the goodness of own-grown produce with everyone, they developed a smart modular farming system that allows distribution of farms throughout the urban environment, growing fresh produce in any available space and fulfilling any market demand.

Today, with cutting edge R&D, patented technologies, and a leading multi-disciplinary team, Infarm is growing a global cloud-connected farming network helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production while significantly improving the safety, quality, and environmental footprint of our food.

Infarm provides premium local fresh produce at affordable prices. For everyone. Everywhere.

Who you are

  • You're excited about our vision to reshape the food industry.
  • You believe diversity, collaboration and teamwork are key drivers for success.
  • You thrive in an environment where you can take ownership and solve hard problems.
  • You love a challenge and want to do well while doing good.
  • You want to expand your horizons and grow with us as we grow.
  • Responsibilities

    At Infarm we grow a smart worldwide Infarm network that brings farming to the people, providing high quality local produce at affordable prices.

    For everybody. Everywhere. The End Product Development & Commercialization team contributes to that mission by conceptualizing, creating, developing and launching new products to the market.

    The product development team oversees and encompasses the journey of a product from ideation to customer delivery in a cross-functional environment, ensuring market success.

    We are looking for a passionate and result oriented Category Manager to own and lead end-product development initiatives in the assigned categories, enhancing our product portfolio to stand out, drive penetration and shine at the point of sale.

    You work together with a dedicated multidisciplinary NPD team, bringing and materializing exciting consumer centric propositions to the market that are set up for success.

    Your main responsibilities will include :

  • Own and lead cross-functional end-to-end product development initiatives from ideation to market launch in the assigned category.
  • Translate the voice of the customers & market into strong value propositions and NPD execution plans within your category in alignment with global product strategy.
  • Lead product developers and packaging managers for internal fast prototype development, iterations and feedback loops with Brand, Sales, and Customers.
  • Manage timelines and align global stakeholders for market delivery with a collaborative problem solving mindset, including parallel work streams of different product lines within your category, at local and global scale.
  • Enhance our packaging innovation capabilities with internal & external stakeholders.
  • Support formulation of our go to market strategy and launch plan for new products within your category in alignment with the market / business research function, retail activation and local marketeers.
  • Support Brand & Retail Activation teams to enhance our value proposition and customer experience from a product standpoint at the point of sale.
  • Understand key financial parameters to deliver the end products with a good business case / gross margin without compromising on quality and consumer experience.
  • Define KPIs and monitor product performance of new launches. Create effective feedback loops to enhance value propositions until B2C conversion is on target.
  • Understand the differences in consumer and market needs in different regions and know to leverage these for your category.
  • Support local regions and country managers with setting up their end-product management processes and align ways of working with a clear vision and roadmap.
  • Requirements

  • 5 years of relevant experience in product development, product management or marketing roles in FMCG, preferably in the food industry.
  • Hands on project management experience. You are an expert in bringing simplicity in complexity.
  • Mixed technical & business background. You are able to understand technical processes, identify product development opportunities and quantify business value.
  • Through understanding of the retail channel and customer requirements. You are able to translate the voice of the customer into comprehensive product plans.
  • Proven people skills. You have worked in multidisciplinary international matrix environments.
  • You are comfortable working in uncertainty and able to embrace agility, flexibility and adaptability in the work environment.
  • You have worked in a high growth & fast paced environment, being able to balance strategic thinking with hands-on pragmatism and business sense.
  • Fluent in English.
  • What we offer

  • Take opportunities : Join Infarm as we expand across the globe and change the future of farming
  • Drive Impact : Be a true partner to the business, working closely with top-level managers
  • Accelerate Growth : A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary colleagues
  • What’s also in for you

  • Stay up-to-date : Regular global & regional All-hands meetings and Lunch & Learn sessions
  • Meet your colleagues : Join our employee resource groups or (virtual) company activities
  • Take some time off : 30 days of annual paid time off, and an extra day off on your birthday
  • Be well : 24 / 7 professional counselling and various internal Health & Wellness initiatives (Yoga, Diet & Nutrition, and many more)
  • Travel to Work : Free monthly BVG ticket and subsidized Swapfiets Bike Program
  • Enjoy your meal : Choose between subsidized meal vouchers or a free onsite lunch, and additional snacks & drinks
  • Save Up : Subscribe to your corporate pension scheme and look out for corporate discounts with more than 800 brands
  • For best consideration please apply before 21.06.21 and make sure you save yourself a copy of the job description as we will take the ad offline when a certain amount of candidates has applied.

    Infarm is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to grow an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, regardless of your background and circumstances.

    We nurture diversity because we appreciate the uniqueness and differences between people. Each employee’s distinctive experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints helps us build a resilient environment, where we can all learn, grow, and create great things together.

    All applicants are given equal opportunity regardless of age, gender identity or expression, language, disability, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, belief, culture, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

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