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APAC Regional Product Development Manager

Published: 26 February 2015

Our client, a respected animal nutrition organisation with a significant presence in Asia, is seeking to appoint an experienced APAC Regional Product Development Manager. Based anywhere in Asia, you will be driven, passionate and capable of turning concepts into commercially viable products.

As the APAC Regional Product Development Manager you will be responsible for the following:

  • Securing continuous flow of new product concepts, prototypes and commercial products to meet the required growth rates determined by the business
  • Leading the regions’ R&D activities in line with the business units’ requirements
  • Facilitating product trials with key accounts and convert those results into sales
  • Collating, interpreting and distributing trial data to appropriate sales units
  • Evaluating market and industry trends
  • Establishing effective relationships with regional teams through meetings and training programs
  • Building strategic positioning and branding through developing articles, conference attendance and other marketing related activities
  • Preparing budgets for newly developed products and utilising various business units within the organisation, deliver seamless commercialisation of these products
  • Reporting to the Global Head of the Animal Nutrition Business Unit, the successful candidate will have strong business acumen and a proven history of viable and successful product development. You will have strong technical abilities, as well as the ability to work with all levels of business to ensure products can be delivered and supported.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Nutrition, Agriculture, Veterinary Science or the like
  • Masters or PhD degree highly regarded
  • Previous experience in product development of at least 5 years
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experience in Asian Markets
  • Strong technical knowledge, customer relationship focus and excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English – written and spoken
  • Travel required – up to 80%
  • Strong interpersonal skills across different cultural and geographical environments

If you are looking for a role to develop your entrepreneurial skills and competitive edge with the support of a highly reputable organisation, then this could be an opportunity to showcase your talents and be rewarded accordingly.

A competitive package will be negotiated commensurate with experience.

For a confidential discussion regarding the position, please contact Alicia Keenan at The Aicila Group on +61416890346 or email quoting reference VRN0372.

Click here to apply online, please ensure you address the above criteria in your cover letter. 
Only candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted. Thank you.